Instant Pot Chili

A classic beef and bean chili made in the pressure cooker speeds up the cooking process and results in a super rich and hearty chili. 
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Beef Chili, Instant Pot Chili
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Pressure Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 284kcal
Author: Kristen Chidsey


  • 2 pounds ground meat
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 28 ounces crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup beer
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon Chili Seasoning Blend
  • 4 cups kidney beans
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce


  • Turn your instant pot to the saute function and allow it to heat up until it reads "Hot"
  • Brown the ground meat with the diced onions, until just browned through--about 5 minutes. 
  • Add in your beer and stock and scrape up the browned bits off the inner pot. This step is REALLY important--if you leave too many browned bits on the inner pot, your pressure cooker may not come to pressure correctly. Turn off saute function. 
  • Add in the garlic, chili seasoning, and beans and stir well. Pour tomatoes on the top and place lid on instant pot with valve closed to "sealing."
  • Cook on high pressure for 25 minutes.
  • Let pressure release naturally--about 15-20 minutes. Remove lid and stir In Worcestershire sauce. 


  • In place of beer, feel free to use wine or beef/chicken stock.
  • Be sure Worcestershire sauce is gluten-free if you need this chili to be gluten-free.
  • Use black beans, kidney beans, or pinto beans in place of red beans--cook time remains the same. 
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Chili
Amount Per Serving
Calories 284 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 35mg12%
Sodium 183mg8%
Potassium 1146mg33%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 215IU4%
Vitamin C 12.5mg15%
Calcium 82mg8%
Iron 5.8mg32%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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