There are few things in life that a good ol’ bowl of Instant Pot Chili can’t cure! This recipe is perfect for chilly nights or a delicious and hearty meal. Plus, leftover chili is always the best!
Instant Pot Chili – Hearty Soup For Those Chilly Nights
Not only is this homemade chili recipe super simple, the Instant Pot seriously does the majority of the work for you. Sitting back and waiting on your Instant Pot Chili to be ready is a pretty sweet gig if you ask me. While this Instant Pot Chili recipe is pretty straightforward, there are a ton of different ways that you can add variety and flavor to your liking. One of the best ways to do so is to create a giant batch of chili in the Instant Pot and then let everyone else doctor up their very own bowl. That way, the chili is a great base for a wide variety of other flavors and pairings.
What other ingredients can you add to your Instant Pot Chili?
Great question! This really depends on what flavor you are hoping for. If you like spicy, you can add chili powder or jalapenos. If you really want to give it a kick, try a tiny dash of ghost pepper. (and by tiny, I mean tiny! That stuff will light your mouth on fire!)
Chili is also a great way to get some extra veggies into your kiddos, too. Adding in some tomatoes, onions, and even diced peppers can add so much flavor and texture as well.
Of course, don’t forget the beans. While this recipe calls for kidney beans, you can always sneak in some black beans as well. Beans are a great source of protein that will give you and your family energy and the feeling of fullness longer!
How long does it take to cook this hearty chili in the Instant Pot?
That’s the beauty of the Instant Pot, my friends! Once you saute up the ground beef, it takes about 20 minutes to be ready! No more hours of waiting for a bowl of chili anymore…with the Instant Pot, you can literally have your chili perfectly cooked in less than 30 minutes.
Wow your family and friends by preparing this awesome Chili recipe for them, and then let them know just how long it took you to make it. They’ll never, ever believe it.
Can you add vegetables to your Instant Pot Chili after it’s cooked?
Absolutely. The more veggies, the better! Keep in mind though that if the vegetables aren’t cooked inside the Instant Pot with the chili recipe, then more than likely they will add a bit of a crunch to each and every bite. However, some people actually prefer that.
Have separate bowls set aside for raw onions, chives and even fresh jalapenos that can be added as a topping or stirred into your chili. Again, these extra options give some added nutrition plus are a great way for everyone to doctor up their chili to whatever they want it to taste like.
Ready for this amazing Instant Pot Chili recipe? Get ready to treat your taste buds, my friends!
Instant Pot Chili
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 small onion, diced
- 1 lb lean ground beef
- 2 cans, 15.5 oz each, kidney beans
- 1 can, 15.5 oz, diced tomatoes
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- sour cream
- shredded cheddar cheese
- Add oil, onion, and beef to instant pot. Sautee until beef is browned.
- Stir in beans, tomatoes, and seasonings.
- Place the lid on the instant pot and seal shut. Close the pressure valve and set the instant pot to manual, high pressure for 5 minutes.
- When cooking cycle is complete, let pressure release naturally for 15 minutes.
- Carefully open pot and serve with sour cream and shredded cheddar cheese if desired.