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Easy Instant Pot Spicy Chili


Chili with ground beef, beans, spices
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword Beans, Chili, Spice
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 18 minutes
time for pressure to build 15 minutes
Total Time 48 minutes
Servings 8


  • Pressure Cooker


  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 chopped onion
  • ½ chopped green pepper
  • 1.5 lbs ground beef
  • 1 13 oz can tomato paste
  • 2 15 oz cans tomato sauce
  • 1 15 oz can fire-roasted tomatoes
  • 1 15 oz can kidney beans -drained and rinsed
  • 1 15 oz can chili beans -drained and rinsed
  • 4 tbsp chili powder more or less to preference
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper more or less to raste
  • 1 tsp black pepper more or less to taste
  • ½ tsp kosher salt more or less to taste
  • sour cream optional for topping
  • shredded cheddar optional for topping
  • diced onion optional for topping


  • 1.-Set Instant Pot to Sauté function and add oil. Add onion and cook until soft, 5 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook around 1 minute, then add ground beef and cook, breaking the meat up with a wooden spoon, until no longer pink, 7 minutes. Drain fat, if necessary. Stir in tomato paste

  • 2. Return insert to Instant Pot and add sauce, beans, tomatoes, chili powder, and cayenne. Season with salt and pepper. Lock lid and set to Pressure Cook on High for 18 minutes.

  • 3.- Quick release and remove the lid- serve with desired toppings