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Instant Pot Beef Chili Recipe

Rich and flavorful beef and bean chili that's made in pressure cooker! Tastes as if it was cooking all day but takes only 20 minutes to make!

Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes
Servings 5 people
Calories 82 kcal
Author Anna


  • 1 green bell pepper chopped
  • 2 medium carrots chopped
  • 1 small sweet onion chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 and 1/2 lb ground beef
  • 1 can red chili beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup marsala wine see note
  • 1 can tomato sauce 8 oz
  • 1 cup crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tsp ground chili pepper
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 3/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper


  1. Press "saute" on your Instant Pot. Add olive oil to the insert and swirl gently to coat the bottom.
  2. Add garlic, onion, pepper and carrots. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring often.
  3. Add ground beef and cook until brown, breaking it up with a wooden spoon. Stir often.
  4. If needed, drain grease.
  5. Press "off/cancel".
  6. Add beans, soy sauce, water, Marsala wine, tomato sauce and crushed tomatoes. Stir well.
  7. Add chili pepper, cumin, paprika, salt and pepper. Stir well.
  8. Cover pot with lid, set valve to "sealing". Press "manual", set timer to 10 minutes. The Instant Pot will start by itself.
  9. When done, the Instant Pot will beep a few times. Press "off/cancel". Switch the valve ( very carefully) to do a quick pressure release.
  10. Open lid carefully, away from your face. Stir chili. It will thicken a bit.
  11. Serve with your favorite chili toppings: sour cream, chopped cilantro or parsley, tortilla chips or slices of avocado.

Recipe Notes

This chili is even better the next day. Cool completely after cooking, place in a large pot with lid and refrigerate until ready. Let sit in room temperature for 15 minutes, then reheat. The Marsala wine is optional but highly recommended. It is a cooking wine, often found in the vinegar and oil section in your grocery store. It gives the chili rich and deep flavor, as if it was simmering on the stove all day. If you can't use Marsala wine, replace with water.

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Beef Chili Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 82
% Daily Value*
Sodium 746mg32%
Potassium 402mg11%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 4760IU95%
Vitamin C 28.5mg35%
Calcium 50mg5%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.