Instant Pot Chili Recipe

By Shannon Gurnee
In Cooking with Redhead Mom
December 30, 2018

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I love to cook, but I love it even better when everyone in our family enjoys the meal! Not to mention when it’s easy and quick to make. This Christmas, my husband surprised me with an Instant Pot (well, it is the Best Buy Insignia brand but it works very much the same way). There are a number of brands of programmable all in one cookers and no matter which one you have, the recipes should be similar. It really is awesome! We’ve already made two dinners and a cake in it and LOVE it! I can’t wait to see what else we make! Today, I’m gonna share an Instant Pot Chili Recipe with you. It is really good!

Instant Pot Chili Recipe – 8 Quart Pot


  • 2 Pounds Ground Beef
  • Leftover Steak or Beef (we used leftover Prime Rib – about 2 cups)
  • 1 Medium Onion, Diced
  • 4 Tablespoons Chili Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Cumin
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Pepper
  • 4 Cans Chili Beans (14 oz), Do not drain
  • 4 Cans Ranch Style (Pinto) Beans (14 oz), Do not drain
  • 1 Can Kernel Corn (14 oz), Do not drain
  • 2 Cans (6 oz) Tomato Sauce
  • 3 Cups Beef Broth (made with beef bouillon and water)
  • 2 Tablespoons Cornstarch
  • 2 Tablespoons Water


  • Tortilla Chips
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Sour Cream


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1 – Turn Instant Pot to sear/saute and add the ground beef and onion.

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2 – Chop the leftover steak or beef, if you have any you’d like to add to the chili.

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3 – Once the meat is no longer pink, add the chopped steak or beef to the pot.

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4 – Turn the Instant Pot off and add the remaining ingredients. Stir to combine.

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5 – Add the spices and beef broth. Stir.

6 – Set the instant pot to Bean/Chili (on other pressure cooks – Soup/Stew).

7 – Allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes, then quick release.

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8 – In a small bowl mix together the cornstarch and water until smooth and immediately whisk into hot chili.  Allow to thicken for 5 minutes before serving.

I highly recommend this Instant Pot Chili Recipe! It was super quick and easy to make – not to mention delicious!

Who in your family would enjoy the Instant Pot Chili Recipe?



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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

43 Responses to “Instant Pot Chili Recipe”

  1. Sarah L says:

    Santa did not bring me an Instant Pot. I may have to get one and then I’d make this recipe.

  2. Candy says:

    Chill is good anyway you make it. Husband likes it even better the second day. All spices blend for more flavors

  3. Sarah Bailey says:

    It is amazing the different things you can make with an instant pot! I bet this tastes absolutely delicious – I may have to think about getting an instant pot!

  4. Amber Myers says:

    This sounds so good! I haven’t tried to make chili in the instant pot before. I do in the crock pot all the time. I might have to try it this way!

  5. Pam Wattenbarger says:

    I just got an instant pot for Christmas and have been looking for new recipes. I know my husband would love to try this!

  6. Brandy says:

    Looks like a great instant pot chili recipe to try. I am always on the look out for new chili recipes to try.

  7. Your chili recipe looks like warming comfort food we all need on a cold winter day! The Instant Pot looks like it makes things even easier.

  8. Kathy says:

    This recipe looks so good. I haven’t tried making chili in the instant pot yet. I’m looking forward to making this recipe.

  9. kita says:

    I just started loving chilli a few years ago hated it when I was little but I rediscovered it and I have been hooked ever since. I need to try it in instant pot

  10. Gladya Nava says:

    Oh my goodness! This is what I am looking for! Food with spicy is my favorite and I will definitely try this! Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  11. Stacie says:

    That looks so good! I love to make chili, but I’ve never tried it in my Instant Pot before. I can’t wait to give this one a try.

  12. I would love to try this Insta pot Chili recipe! Looks great and tasty. Looking forward to cook like this. Thank you for sharing!

  13. Thank you for sharing this recipe, it looks delicious.

  14. Gervin Khan says:

    This looks yummy and very delicious as well. Great job of making this recipe with a twist and very unique too, can’t wait to make this at home.

  15. Tim B says:

    My wife got an instant pot for Christmas from me too! Us guys must think alike. I also got her some fun presents too LOL. Will keep this recipe in mind.

  16. Karen says:

    THIS looks SO yummy and perfect for a cold, winter day! But, I do not yet have an instant pot. ugh. Maybe I need to save for one so I can join in the cooking fun!

  17. Victoria says:

    My boyfriend got me an Instant Pot but I’ve only made a rice and peas dish so far. I’m always on the lookout for InstantPot recipes!

  18. So yummy! I can’t wait to give this recipe a try! It left me drooling..!!

  19. Jackline A says:

    This looks delicious! Perfect for the cold weather. I really need to get myself a insta pot!

  20. Sara says:

    Looks delicious! How do you like those knives?

  21. Beth says:

    I really love my Instapot but haven’t found a good chili recipe. I’ll have to give this one a try.

  22. That looks so yummy! My husband and I are both huge chili fans – in fact, I just made a pot earlier this week. I’ve never put corn in mine, though. It looks great – I’m going to give it a try.

  23. Alexandra says:

    Could this look any more delicious!? Wow! I love Chili – and this recipe looks really great.

  24. Claire Lee says:

    I don’t like beans but aside of that, that dish looks amazing! I’m starving now!! Great recipe.

  25. This looks absolutely fabulous. My daughter and I always love a good pot of chili. This and a bit of cornbread and we are in heaven. Will have to try this out.

  26. We are big chili fans in my house so would love the dish. I must get an Instant Pot, I hear such good things about them.

  27. This looks delicious! I’m always on the lookout for more ways to use my Instant Pot.

  28. Kara says:

    This looks very different to the chilli I make but looks amazing…..will have to try it

  29. I love using the instant pot! I cannot wait to try this one with my family. The chili has a lot of what I love.

  30. L dove says:

    This sounds delicious! I love chilli and definitely a fat of one pot dishes! Less washing up! I will try this one!

  31. Lynndee says:

    We love chili over here and we have this slow cooker recipe that we love. But I would love to try your recipe too. Looks yummy!

  32. Edye says:

    Pinned! Looks yummy 🙂

  33. rika says:

    I am obsessed cooking with Instant Pot. My family love chili, can’t wait to make this using my instant pot.

  34. I love making chili in my instant pot. I do a Cincinnati chili. Love love love the instant pot!

  35. We love a good chili recipe! We don’t eat beef so we would love to make it with turkey.

  36. i love a good chili recipe. it’s always a good tie for chili too

  37. Nati says:

    I am becoming as instant pot fan so I will most definitely try out this chili recipe!

  38. Natalie says:

    My husband loves chilli so this would go down a treat!!

  39. shelly peterson says:

    I love home made chili. This looks really good. I need to get an instant pot.

  40. Antoinette M says:

    I don’t have an instant pot, but would still try this recipe. Looks delicious!

  41. Debbie Welchert says:

    This recipe looks so good. I don’t have an instant pot yet but my daughter does. I’m definitely asking her to make this recipe so we can all taste it.

  42. OOh I love a good chilli – This will be the year that I invest in a proper Instant Pot – All my friends are always telling me how versatile they are.

  43. Amy D says:

    This looks so good. I loved how you added steak to it, which my husband would really enjoy! He never thinks there is enough meat in my chili.

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