This delicious and super easy Instant Pot Beef Chili recipe will feed a hungry crowd. Everyone will be happy and satisfied!

Instant Pot Beef Chili Recipe in Pressure Cooker or Slow Cooker in a bowl with spoon

Easy Instant Pot Beef Chili Recipe

There’s always an occasion to enjoy a big bowl of beef chili. This is a great recipe for beef chili in the instant pot, all under 30 minutes! It’s so convenient to add all the ingredients in the Instant Pot and walk away. Within a few few minutes, you have a fabulous pot of chili to feed a crowd for parties. It’s perfect for Game day or anytime you want minimal cooking to feed a big group. It’s not just delicious, but beef chili with beans is always a hit. This beef chili recipe is an adaptation from Dad’s beef chili recipe. All we did was cook it in the Instant Pot.

Video: Beef Chili Recipe in Instant Pot

We love Dad’s recipe for beef chili and beans and this beef chili pressure cooker recipe is even easier because we don’t have to hover over the stove! This chili recipe can easily be made in a slow cooker too. If the slow cooker has a sear function, then this chili will be just as delicious as in the Instant Pot!

Best Chili Toppings

  • As with any chili party, the best part are the toppings and you can keep it simple with just some cheese on top. From shredded cheddar, pepper jack to cotija, there’s so many great flavors to choose from.
  • Sour cream adds a creamy decadent texture to the chili.
  • Green onions, red onions
  • minced jalapeño or serrano chiles for extra spice.
  • diced tomato or salsa
  • These are just a few options to make a chili party over-the-top delicious.
  • We’ve had many parties where chili was the focus and you should really check out all our Easy Chili Recipes Here because you’ll see how obsessed we are! If you love chili, you’re gonna gobble up these cowboy beans.

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Instant Pot Beef Chili Recipe in Pressure Cooker or Slow Cooker with spoon

Instant Pot Beef Chili Recipe in Pressure Cooker or Slow Cooker in a bowl with spoon


This recipe was originally published in 2017 and re-published in 2019 with an updated video.


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Instant Pot Beef Chili

Depending your tomato sauce texture, the final chili texture will vary. If it’s too thick, just add a little more water.
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  • 1 pound (454 g) ground Beef
  • 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) Olive Oil
  • 1 small (1 small) Onion , diced
  • 4 cloves (4 cloves) Garlic , minced
  • 30 ounces (850 g) Tomato sauce , (two 15oz cans or @ 4 cups) crushed, diced or regular
  • 15 ounces (425 g) canned Beans (black, pinto, cannellini, etc…), drained and rinsed (about 1 1/2 cups drained)
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) Chili Powder
  • 2 teaspoons (10 ml) ground Cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) Oregano leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1.25 ml) black pepper
  • Additional Kosher Salt or Sea Salt , to taste

Optional toppings:

  • cheese
  • sour cream
  • red onions
  • green onions


  • Turn Instant Pot on "Sauté”. Add olive oil, then add ground beef. Break up beef into small chunks and cook until lightly browned. Add onions and garlic. Cook onions and garlic until fragrant and soft.
  • Add tomato sauce, beans, chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt and pepper. Stir the mixture.
  • Close the lid and pressure cook on high pressure for 10 minutes . (These are the steps we did for our Instant Pot: Close the lid and close the Pressure Release Valve. Press "Cancel" to stop the "Sauté" setting. Press the "Manual" button. Set the time to 10 minutes.)
  • After the cooking time is complete, press "Cancel" and carefully release the pressure. Carefully taste the chili and season with additional salt and pepper if needed. Serve with your favorite toppings.


Recipe was tested in a 4-quart slow cooker and a 6-quart Instant Pot.


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Nutrition Information per Serving

Calories: 241kcal, Carbohydrates: 16g, Protein: 14g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 40mg, Sodium: 910mg, Potassium: 709mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 1060IU, Vitamin C: 9mg, Calcium: 57mg, Iron: 3.6mg

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