Easy Instant Pot Chili

This is a quick and easy recipe for healthy Instant Pot Chili. Perfect for weeknights. 8 Fresh Ingredients. 12 Minutes in the Instant Pot. Gluten-Free.

This is a quick and easy recipe for healthy Instant Pot Chili. Perfect for weeknight dinners. 8 Fresh Ingredients. 12 Minutes in the Instant Pot. Gluten-Free.

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High side close up shot of chili in a rustic white bowl. Melted cheese and sliced scallions on top. A lime wedge visible in the background.

A couple of big thunderstorms recently had put us in the mood for a cozy bowl of chili, but not in the mood for slaving away in the kitchen, if you know what I mean.

While not as fully “low carb and keto” as we like to preach on Living Chirpy, we can all agree that sometimes you just need a quick and easy recipe like this. You know, for those days where you just can’t be bothered to cook.

The good news is that a recipe like this still has plenty of goodness to it and definitely beats binging on fast food – money and health-wise. Lazy days can still be lazy without too much sacrifice.

How To Make Healthy Instant Pot Chili:

There’s nothing better than a simple, but delicious homemade Chili. This easy recipe to make Chili in an Instant Pot is all you need on days you don’t want to cook.

Here’s the ingredients you’ll need:

  1. Ground Beef
  2. Green Pepper
  3. Onion
  4. Garlic
  5. Canned Tomatoes
  6. Canned Red Kidney Beans
  7. Canned Black Beans

and then some spices,

  1. Chili Powder
  2. Cumin
  3. Coriander
  4. Cayenne Pepper
  5. Dried Oregano
  6. Cloves
  7. Salt and Pepper.
A top shot of all the raw ingredients and spices needed for making the instant pot chili recipe.

Instant Pot Setting Mode For Chili:

To start off, you’ll want to set the Instant Pot to the Sauté setting. This is to brown the ground beef.

Once the ground beef is browned, you’ll add in all the rest of the ingredients, give things a good stir, and then seal the lid. Don’t worry if it looks a little dry.

a top shot of all the raw ingredients mixed together in the instant pot

Now, set your Instant Pot to the Manual Setting – High Pressure for 12 Minutes. Once the 12 minutes passed – you can quick release the pressure.

a top shot of the cooked and finished instant pot chili recipe.

Now, it’s ready to enjoy (but not before adding a little heap of grated cheese on top)!

top shot of a grey and while bowl filled with chili, topped with grated cheddar and fresh parsley. A wooden background and yellow patterned kitchen rag underneath.

If you’re like me and also believe that soup is an all-year thing and not just a fall/winter thing, you’re in luck! We’ve got some other easy and yummy Instant Pot soup recipes for you to try out!

  1. Instant Pot Ground Beef Hamburger Soup
  2. Instant Pot Paleo Chicken Noodle Soup
  3. Instant Pot Pizza Soup
  4. Simple Instant Pot Chicken Stew [Paleo, Whole 30, Low-Carb, Keto]
  5. From other great bloggers: 9 Keto Instant Pot Soup Recipes

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Easy Instant Pot Chili

This is a quick and easy recipe for healthy Instant Pot Chili. Perfect for weeknights. 8 Fresh Ingredients. 12 Minutes in the Instant Pot. Gluten-Free.
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 295kcal


  • 1 lb ground beef (500g)
  • 1 onion (diced)
  • 1 green pepper (diced)
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 can red kidney beans (drain the liquid)
  • 1 can black beans (drain the liquid)
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • garnish grated cheddar (to taste)


  • 1 tbsp salt (we use course salt, use less when using fine table salt)
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp ground chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves


  • Set the Instant Pot to Sauté Mode.
  • Brown the ground beef.
  • Add all the rest of the ingredients and mix well
  • Seal the Instant Pot and set to MANUAL: High Pressure, for 12 Minutes.
  • Quick release pressure when done.
  • Garnish with grated cheddar.
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Calories: 295kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 1275mg | Potassium: 729mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1085IU | Vitamin C: 30mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 4.5mg
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2 thoughts on “Easy Instant Pot Chili”

  1. 5 stars
    Fantastic! Was napping this afternoon and forgot to get a nice dinner together. When it snows here we do chili so this was quick, easy and fantastic!

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