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A bowl of Instant Pot Chili topped with sour cream, grated cheddar cheese and cilantro
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Instant Pot Chili

This Instant Pot Chili recipe is full of meaty goodness in this easy to make recipe that utilizes the hottest kitchen appliance trend: the electric pressure cooker.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Instant Pot Chili
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 409kcal


  • 2 pounds beef chuck cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2-4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 14.5 ounce can beef broth
  • 2 15 ounce cans red kidney beans, rinsed
  • 1 14.5 ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 4.5 ounce cans green chilies
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2/3 cup finely crushed tortilla chips
  • Shredded cheese cilantro, sour cream for serving


  • Season the beef with salt and pepper. Select "browning/saute" on your electric pressure cooker and add 2 tablespoons vegetable oil and brown the beef in small batches, about 5 minutes. Add more oil as needed until all the meat is browned. Transfer browned meat to a plate and set aside.
  • Add 1 tablespoon more oil into the pressure cooker pot and onion. Saute 3 minutes until tender. Add the garlic and saute 1 minute more.
  • Stir in the beef broth, tomatoes, beans, green chilies, chili powder, tomato paste, and cumin. Stir in beef.
  • Lock the lid in place. Select high pressure and 25 minutes cook time.
  • When the cook time ends, turn off the pressure cooker. Let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes and finish with a quick pressure release.
  • When the valve drops, carefully remove the lid. Stir in the tortilla chips and let rest for 10 minutes, uncovered, to thicken.
  • Serve topped with cheese, cilantro, sour cream, and more tortilla chips as desired.



***Recipe Reprinted with Permission of Harvard Common Press


Calories: 409kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 104mg | Sodium: 725mg | Potassium: 706mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1285IU | Vitamin C: 5.3mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 4.6mg