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Flavorful Instant Pot Chili

Now that the weather is starting to cool down a bit, it’s time to start thinking about all things hearty soup. If you’re looking for a super simple Instant pot soup recipe, get ready to leap head over heels for this crazy-good Instant Pot Chili. One bite of this homemade chili and you’re going to be racing back for more. 

What I love most about this simple chili recipe is that it just takes 8 ingredients to get this started. And since the Instant Pot is doing all the work, you know it’s going to be good. In less than 1 hour or time, you can have a hearty pot of chili to eat and enjoy. I know that this is literally the easiest way to make chili, ever! 

Easy Chili Toppings to Add to your Instant Pot Chili

I think we can all agree that one of the best ways to eat chili is to pile it high with toppings. It’s also great because you can literally change up every bowl of chili by changing up the toppings that you add as well. 

Some of the chili toppings that are my favorites include:

–Shredded Cheese

–Diced Jalapenos

–Chopping Onions

–Sour Cream

–Cottage Cheese


And more! You can add on any type of toppings that you want and make it taste unique every single time.

Can you freeze chili for later?

You can! This is also why making a big batch of chili is a great idea. If you have a ton leftover, don’t fret. Just add the chili to a freezer-safe container and pop it in your freezer to safe for later. This means that you can literally have chili all year long! 

One tip to keep in mind is that you might want to freeze your chili in batches so that you can unthaw a tiny amount at a time to eat and spread it out over time. This will also help to make it last longer as well.

Have fun making this simple Instant Pot Chili. It’s a super simple recipe that packs so much taste and flavor! 

Flavorful Instant Pot Chili

Flavorful Instant Pot Chili

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 8-ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1 packet chili seasoning mix (I used McCormick)
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 1 27-ounce can chili beans
  • 1 10-ounce can diced tomatoes and green chilies
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch mixed with two tablespoons cold water (optional)


  1. Set the Instant Pot to saute mode and add ground beef. Cook ground beef until browned, adding diced onions halfway through cooking.
  2. When beef is cooked through, turn off Instant Pot and add tomato sauce and seasoning mix. Stir to combine.
  3. Add beef broth, chili beans, and diced tomatoes with green chilies. Stir to combine.
  4. Place lid on Instant Pot and seal the valve. Set Instant Pot to pressure cook for 30 minutes.
  5. When cook time is up, do a natural release. Stir to combine ingredients and serve immediately or continue to next step for a thicker chili.
  6. To thicken chili, add cornstarch and water mixture and stir to combine. Set Instant Pot to saute mode and allow chili to simmer for at least 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  7. When chili begins to thicken, turn off Instant Pot and allow chili to rest for 5 minutes before serving.

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If you loved this Instant pot chili be sure to check out this amazing Instant Pot Taco Soup Recipe

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