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Are you looking for a warm, delicious, and nutritious meal option for the colder months? This super easy Instant Pot Chili Recipe is just what you need. It takes 10-minutes to prep and only 30-minutes to cook which means you can have dinner on the table in less than an hour! Plus, chili is an old favorite. 

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Instant Pot Chili Recipe Ingredients

Serves 6

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 30 minutes

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 1 8-ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1 packet chili seasoning mix (I used McCormick)
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch mixed with two tablespoons cold water (optional)
  • 1 27-ounce can chili beans
  • 1 10-ounce can diced tomatoes and green chilies

How to Make Instant Pot Chili

Set the Instant Pot to saute mode and add ground beef. Cook ground beef until browned, adding diced onions halfway through cooking.

When beef is cooked through, turn off Instant Pot and add tomato sauce and seasoning mix. Stir to combine.

Add beef broth, chili beans, and diced tomatoes with green chilies. Stir to combine.

Place lid on Instant Pot and seal the valve. Set Instant Pot to pressure cook for 30 minutes.

When cook time is up, do a natural release. Stir to combine ingredients and serve immediately or continue to next step for a thicker chili.

To thicken chili, add cornstarch and water mixture and stir to combine. Set Instant Pot to saute mode and allow chili to simmer for at least 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. When chili begins to thicken, turn off Instant Pot and allow chili to rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Other Instant Pot Recipes to Try

What I love about the Instant Pot is how efficient it is. I can have a delicious meal that everyone devours on the table in less than an hour. This makes my life so much easier. If you thought this recipe was quick and painless, check out some of our other delicious Instant Pot Recipes, below!

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