Instant Pot Beef Chili

You should always have a good chili recipe up your sleeve
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There’s nothing better than a comforting chili when you’re feeling the winter blues. Chili is perfect when you want a no-fuss dinner and have a limited budget. This recipe has ingredients you will probably already have in your pantry — and obviously feel free to adjust the heat to your liking.

Serve with sour cream and shredded cheese.

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Ready in
45 m
8
Servings
364
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 onions, medium diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, medium chopped
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • One 15-ounce can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • One 14.5-ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro
  • Sour cream (optional)
  • Shredded cheese (optional)
  • Cilantro (optional)

Directions

Turn your Instant Pot to “Sauté” mode and melt the butter. Add the beef and brown it slightly, approximately 7 minutes. Add the onions, garlic, and pepper and sauté until fragrant, about 5 minutes.

Add all the spices to the pot, heating until fragrant, about 2 minutes.

On “Sauté” mode, add the beans, tomato sauce, and 1 cup of water.

Switch the setting to “Bean/Chili” mode and set at High Pressure for 30 minutes.

When the timer beeps, you can perform a quick release by moving the pressure release to “Venting,” or you can let the pressure release naturally. A natural pressure release can take from 5 to 30 minutes. When the pressure is fully released, the float valve will drop and the lid will unlock and open.

Turn off Instant Pot. Serve with sour cream and sprinkle with shredded cheese and cilantro as desired.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
23g
36%
Sugar
4g
N/A
Saturated Fat
9g
44%
Cholesterol
81mg
27%
Protein
23g
46%
Carbs
15g
5%
Vitamin A
48µg
5%
Vitamin B12
2µg
40%
Vitamin B6
0.6mg
27.7%
Vitamin C
26mg
43%
Vitamin D
0.1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
2mg
8%
Vitamin K
9µg
12%
Calcium
68mg
7%
Fiber
4g
17%
Folate (food)
38µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
38µg
10%
Iron
4mg
22%
Magnesium
52mg
13%
Monounsaturated
10g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
6mg
28%
Phosphorus
258mg
37%
Polyunsaturated
0.8g
N/A
Potassium
699mg
20%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
14.1%
Sodium
680mg
28%
Thiamin (B1)
0.1mg
7.6%
Trans
1g
N/A
Zinc
5mg
35%