A warm bowl of chili in a crisp white bowl using the Instant Pot. Here is our very own recipe for Instant Pot Chili

Instant Pot Chili

A warm bowl of chili made straight from the Instant Pot - perfect way to stay cozy this winter!
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  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 can red kidney beans undrained
  • 1 can tomato sauce


  • 3/4 cup sharp cheddar grated
  • sour cream
  • green onions chopped


  • Set Instant Pot on the sauté setting and add canola oil.
  • Once the Instant Pot starts to heat up, add ground beef, onion and garlic. Cook for about 2 minutes.
  • Scrape off any browned bits off the inner pot. This step is vital - scraping off any cooked bits off the bottom ensures that your Instant Pot properly gets to full pressure.
  • Add water and beef broth and continue to scrape any browned bits.
  • Add diced tomatoes, kidney beans, and tomato sauce on top.
  • Set Instant Pot to manual pressure on high for 15 minutes.
  • Once the time is up, allow for a natural pressure release, according to your Instant Pot’s directions.
  • Remove the lid from your Instant Pot and mix all of the ingredients.
  • Serve in separate bowls and add a dollop of sour cream and garnish with green onions and cheddar cheese.
Keyword Instant Pot Chili