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5 from 4 votes

Instant Pot Homemade Chili

Family recipe for homemade chili made in the Instant Pot.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Pressure Time10 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beans, beef, cheese, chili, classic, homemade, instant pot, peppers, scallions, sour cream
Servings: 4 people


Seasoning Mix

  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/3 tsp onion powder
  • 1/3 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper


  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 16 oz dark red kidney beans
  • 14.5 oz diced tomatoes
  • 1 green pepper diced
  • 1 onion diced


  • Turn the Instant pot to Saute and allow to heat up.
  • Add ground beef and onion to Instant Pot and cook until no longer pink. Drain.
  • Add all ingredients into Instant Pot and replace lid.
  • Set Instant Pot to Manual for 25 minutes.
  • After time is up, allow Instant Pot to pressure release for at least 5 minutes before doing quick release.
  • Stir chili and serve.