How to Make the Most Delicious Pressure Cooker Chili

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This delicious Instant Pot pressure chili is a comfort meal made quick and easy in the Instant Pot. Your family is sure to love it!

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My mother’s chili was one of my favorite foods as a kid, and it’s one I remember well.

The electric can opener buzzed busily as he prepared cans of beans and tomatoes while ground beef sizzled with onions. A strong pinch of chili powder and a bit of bubbling and simmering later, the flavors merged into a pot of goodness that matched my burnt sienna crayon. It was warmly filling and delicious, and a favorite in our family.

As I’ve grown, my love for chili has grown to include a variety of different types. In fact, I have a whole list of the best Instant Pot chili recipes, which are all my favorites in one place!

Whether it’s the smoky sweet flavors in the pressure cooker BBQ chicken chili, the

simplicity of the pressure cooker white chicken chili, the seasonal favorite Instant Pot pumpkin chili, or my most recent sweet potato chili discovery, I all find dreamers in their own way.

One of my favorite things about chili is versatility: it’s very easy to make it your own by adjusting spices, types of beans, swapping meats, etc.

But none of those variations are as comforting as a bowl of classic chili, similar to the ones I enjoyed as a kid.

Over the years, I’ve adapted my mother’s recipe a bit, and more recently, I decided to adapt it to be made into my Instant Pot, because I love the option to make it much faster!

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Needless to say, it’s one of my favorite Instant Pot ground beef recipes.

I love topping it with a pinch of cheese and some diced avocado, but you can dress it however you want. Serve with some tortilla chips. A grilled cheese sandwich or pan cornbread and you’re done!

Although chili is often considered a fall and winter meal (and for good reason!), I definitely eat it year-round.

In fact, this delicious pressure cooker chili is also an amazing taco salad: just top a bed of vegetables with the chili, then place some crushed cheese and tortilla chips on top.

How to make delicious

pressure cooker with chili

You start by browning some ground beef with onion in the instant pot, using the Sauté setting


Once the meat is golden brown, you will add some chopped pepper, garlic, beans, tomatoes, broth, tomato paste, chili powder, cumin, oregano and Worcestershire sauce


Stir well, then put the lid on and pressure cook under high pressure for 15 minutes. Even though it cooks fast, it tastes like it’s been simmering for much longer.

Really, it’s so, so simple. A hearty bowl of chili in an instant, what’s it you don’t love?

Whether you’re using a Farberware pressure cooker, Nuwave pressure cooker, Power XL pressure cooker,

Ninja Foodi, or Instant Pot, you can make completely

delicious chili!

Try it, maybe making a delicious pot of delicious pressure cooker chili will also bring you good memories! 🙂

Notes and adaptations for pressure cooker chili:

  • You can use any type of beans you prefer. I usually use dark red beans and light red beans. Sometimes I use pinto beans or black beans if that’s what I have on hand.
  • Feel free to use ground turkey instead of ground beef if desired.
  • I like to use meat broth, but chicken broth or vegetable broth will work. Heck, even plain water will work, but broth adds a little more flavor. You may need more salt if you only use water. If you prefer a thicker chili, you can reduce the liquid a little.
  • Tomato paste and Worcestershire sauce add depth of flavor to chili, but if you’re in a hurry and don’t have any, you can leave them out. Again, you may need a little extra salt if you skip the Worcestershire sauce.
  • I

  • like to use diced flame-roasted tomatoes if possible, but I’ve also done it with diced tomatoes. Feel free to use what you have on hand!
  • Leftovers can be frozen.
  • You can double the recipe as long as it does not exceed the maximum filling limit of your particular pressure cooker model!
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