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Easy Pressure Cooker Chili Recipe

Posted by  ·  August 20, 2018  ·  Last Updated: March 10, 2019

Ready for a quick and delicious meal in the Instant Pot? Try my easy Pressure Cooker Chili! The pressure cooker can make your mealtime a snap!

Doesn’t making delicious Instant Pot chili in about 10 minutes sound great? Whip up any of these soups in no time at all. I think you will really like Pressure Cooker Taco Soup and Pressure Cooker Red Lentil Soup. With all these Instant Pot Recipes in your arsenal, you will always be able to make up yummy meals in minutes!
Pressure Cooker Chili

Instant Pot Chili that is allergy friendly!

This Instant Pot chili is allergy friendly! You won’t find any gluten or hidden soy because it doesn’t use pre-packaged spices. Be sure to check the labels on the beans, broth and tomato sauce to make sure they meet your dietary needs. If you have been following along you know I have EoE. I have been avoiding wheat, eggs, soy, nuts, fish, and dairy. I am using my pressure cooker to make cooking allergy friendly quick and easy.  If you don’t have the dietary limitations I would serve this chili with the world’s best cornbread.

Instant Pot Chili in white bowl

Easy Chili Recipe

I can’t say enough about how the pressure cooker has made mealtime a breeze. Sometimes I don’t plan ahead and have all day for the slow cooker. However, you could easily throw this easy chili recipe into a crockpot or cook on the stove, stirring occasionally.

Chili Ingredients

Instant Pot Chili has all the usual ingredients. You will find ground beef and kidney beans in a hearty sauce flavored with garlic, onion, chili powder, cumin, chicken broth, and diced tomatoes. If you are looking to cut a few calories and fat try ground turkey. We sometimes change it up and use black beans instead of the kidney beans. I do believe the chili beans are a must for this homemade chili.

You are going to love this pressure cooker chili recipe!

5 from 1 vote

Pressure Cooker Chili

With this easy Instant Pot Chili recipe, you will have chili in minutes that tastes like it slow cooked all day!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword allergy friendly, easy dinner recipes, gluten free, instant pot
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
pressurizing 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 170 kcal
Author Cindy Hopper


  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons  chili powder
  • 2 teaspoon  cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 cup beef or chicken broth
  • 1 about 15 ounce can of kidney beans
  • 1 about 15 ounce can chili beans
  • 1 can 15 oz tomato sauce
  • 1 – 28 oz can diced tomatoes undrained (or 2 – 14.5 ounce cans)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. Set the pressure cooker to sauté. Brown ground beef in the pressure cooker pot, drain. I lightly season the ground beef while cooking with a little salt and pepper. Add the onions and garlic to the ground beef and cook until onions are translucent and softened. Place the rest of the ingredients into the pressure cooker. Cook at high pressure for 10 minutes in an electric pressure cooker.

Recipe Notes

Be sure to check all the individual ingredient to make sure they are allergy free if you are avoiding dairy and gluten. Many store bought broths have dairy.

Nutrition Facts
Pressure Cooker Chili
Amount Per Serving
Calories 170 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 355mg 15%
Potassium 296mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 10g 20%
Vitamin A 22.8%
Vitamin C 4.3%
Calcium 4.2%
Iron 14.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
pressure cooker chili recipe

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  1. Elaine
    Thursday, January 24th, 2019
    Looks like a good recipe Cindy, l will make it but will use ground round Instead if ground beef. Thank you. Been very busy but l do try to find you....💕
  2. Lori
    Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
    Could you use V-8 juice instead of broth?
    • Cindy
      Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018
      Yes, Lori I think that would work!
  3. Max
    Friday, December 22nd, 2017
    This ended up a little soupy. Should I maybe skip the chicken broth next time?
    • Cindy
      Sunday, December 24th, 2017
      You can try Max, but the extra liquid helps to allow the pressure cooker to pressurize. Give it a try and let us know.
    • Ruth
      Friday, January 5th, 2018
      Max, if you loved the recipe other than it was a bit thin, at the end use your Saute button and just cook it down til it reduces and thickens the liquid.
    • Cindy
      Saturday, January 6th, 2018
      Great idea Ruth! Thank you for sharing!
    • Cindy
      Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018
      Great suggestion Ruth. It does seem a bit soupier than my husband George's Chili (It is an award-winning recipe), but it will thicken (especially with your suggestion of cooking it down with the saute button) and you need that extra liquid to make the Instant Pot pressurize.
    • Max
      Sunday, January 7th, 2018
      Yeah, I found out it thickens naturally once it sits for a bit. In the end I was overreacting on the soupiness. This recipe is a keeper.