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Easy Five Ingredient Instant Pot Beef Chili

This easy five ingredient instant pot beef chili is a game changer for weeknights! Hearty beef and bean chili in under 30 minutes. ‘Chili ready’ canned beans and tomatoes add flavor and save time, not to mention this is budget friendly and filling. Brown ground hamburger straight in the instant pot for easy clean up. Serve with your favorite toppings like corn chips, shredded cheddar cheese, and sour cream!

bowl of beef chili topped with fresh herbs and corn chips

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Highlights of this five ingredient chili:

  • 5-ingredient chili
  • Customizable
  • Minimal effort and minimal ingredients
  • Makes a great meal prep
  • Family favorite – serve as a chili bar with favorite toppings
  • Budget friendly and filling
  • Done in under 30 minutes

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Tools I used for this instant pot soup:

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  • Instant Po– A versatile counter top appliance perfect for quick cooking! My favorite electric pressure cooker, and electric pressure cooker will work!
  • Shallow Bowls – Perfect for serving the soup.
  • Wooden Spoon – my go to utensil for cooking in the instant pot

Let’s make it!

Topping ideas:

  • Sliced green onions
  • Sour cream or Greek yogurt
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Limes
  • Corn chips or tortilla chips
  • Shredded cheese

This beef chili is hearty and comforting, made of simple ingredients!

Quick steps:

  • Brown ground beef using the sauté function, drain fat if desired
  • Season
  • Add in canned tomatoes, tomato sauce, beans, and stock
  • Stir to combine
  • Add lid and cook
  • Release pressure
  • Enjoy with favorite toppings!

How do I make chili in my instant pot without burning it?

Make sure you have enough liquid in the instant pot, keep beans and beef fully submerged . Start with less cooking time and add more as needed. Before placing on the lid, use a wooden spoon to scrap the bottom of the instant pot to ensure nothing is stuck on.

Ground beef can be browned right in the base of the instant pot using the sauté function!

Grocery store list & substitutions:

  • Extra lean ground beef, or substitute ground turkey
  • Chili ready diced tomatoes
  • Chili ready tomato sauce
  • Canned chili beans, or substitute black beans, pinto beans, or red kidney beans
  • Beef stock, or substitute beef broth or vegetable broth
  • Other spices like red pepper flakes, garlic powder, onion powder, chili seasoning or taco seasoning can be added for additional flavor
  • Green onions, cilantro, shredded cheese, tortilla strips, hot sauce or sour cream for topping

If you like this instant pot chili, try these other popular instant pot recipes…

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Hearty One-Pot Lentil Chili

I like to grab a big bowl of chili and top with crushed Fritos, shredded cheese, sour cream, cilantro, and green onions!

Instructions for this instant pot chili recipe:

  • Turn instant pot onto sauté function. Once warm, add in ground beef and cook until browned. Season with salt and pepper. No need to drain fat unless desired.
  • Add in the rest of the ingredients – chili beans, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, and beef stock. Secure the lid onto the pressure cooker, turn on, select the “Pressure Cook” setting, set to “high pressure” for 15-18 minutes, and start. Once the timer has expired allow the pressure to release naturally.
  • Serve warm topped with green onions, cilantro, extra shredded cheese, or other favorite toppings. Leftover chili will keep for 4-5 days in an airtight container in the fridge.

Notes:

*Add extra spices and seasoning as desired. If you cannot find ‘chili’ ready tomato products, you can substitute regular and adjust seasoning as needed. You can also sauté yellow onion, green bell peppers, jalapeños, and garlic to add for more flavor.

*Tomato paste can be added to thicken the chili if needed.

This will be your new favorite, the easiest chili recipe!

Easy Five Ingredient Instant Pot Chili

5 from 1 vote
Course: Soup
Keyword: Beef, Chili, Hearty Soup, instant pot recipes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 423kcal
Author: The Hearty Life
Cost: $$
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Equipment:

  • Instant Pot

Ingredients: 

  • 1 lb. Lean ground beef
  • 2, 16oz. can Chili Beans, drained
  • 1, 15 oz. can Chili ready diced tomatoes
  • 1, 15 oz. can Chili ready tomato sauce
  • 16 oz. Beef stock
  • Shredded cheese, sour cream, avocado, corn chips, cilantro, or green onion for garnish as desired

Instructions:

  • Turn instant pot onto sauté function. Once warm, add in ground beef and cook until browned. Season with salt and pepper. No need to drain fat unless desired.
  • Add in the chili beans, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, and beef stock. Secure the lid onto the pressure cooker, turn on, select the "Pressure Cook" setting, set to "high pressure" for 15-18 minutes, and start. Once the timer has expired allow the pressure to release naturally.
  • Serve warm topped with green onions, cilantro, extra shredded cheese, or other favorite toppings. Leftover chili will keep for 4-5 days in an airtight container in the fridge.

Notes:

*Add extra spices and seasoning as desired. If you cannot find ‘chili’ ready tomato products, you can substitute regular and adjust seasoning as needed.

Nutrition:

Serving: 1 serving | Calories: 423 kcal | Carbohydrates: 357 g | Protein: 112 g | Fat: 23 g | Saturated Fat: 5 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4 g | Trans Fat: 0.3 g | Cholesterol: 47 mg | Sodium: 18 mg | Potassium: 135 mg | Fiber: 92 g | Sugar: 15 g | Vitamin A: 92 IU | Vitamin C: 251 mg | Calcium: 102 mg | Iron: 54 mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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