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Instant Pot Beef Chili

This recipe is always on rotation in our home!  Everyone needs a simple chili recipe that you can make for a quick dinner and this one is quick and easy in the Instant Pot!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Pressurize 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 244kcal


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon ancho chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 28 oz fire-roasted crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup chicken broth


  • Set Instant Pot to saute and add olive oil
  • When display reads "hot" add ground chicken
  • Break apart with spatula while cooking
  • Once chicken is cooked through add seasonings and continue to stir for 1-2 minutes
  • Turn pot off by selecting "cancel" and then add tomatoes and broth and stir to combine
  • Add lid and ensure valve is set to "sealing"
  • Select manual and set to high pressure for 10 minutes
  • Once cooking has completed, allow 10 minutes for natural pressure release before quick releasing any remaining pressure
  • Serve with shredded cheese, sour cream, crushed chips, fresh cilantro or as desired


  • Use a lean ground beef, or drain excess fat after browning ground beef
  • Regular chili powder can be substituted for ancho chili powder
  • Regular crushed tomatoes can be substituted for fire-roasted
  • Make in 3 quart or 6 quart pressure cooker. 
  • To double, double all ingredients and use 6 quart pressure cooker
  • Store in fridge up to 3 days or freezer up to 3 months
  • To cook from frozen add 5 extra minutes of cook time
  • To prep ahead add all ingredients to freezer bag or round container
  • Let leftovers cool completely then store in air tight containers in fridge up to 3 days 
  • Souper Cubes are great for storing leftover soup in perfect portions


Calories: 244kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 779mg | Potassium: 661mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 680IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 4mg