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Instant Pot Beef and Bean Chili Recipe

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This instant pot Beef and Bean Chili recipe is the perfect way to end a cold day. Done in only about 20 minutes, this beef and bean chili is the perfect way to warm your body this winter. Plus, it is LOADED with 26 grams of protein per serving.

When you use a pressure cooker, the cook time is reduced significantly.  TBH, so is the clean up time… but that has nothing to do with this post. LOL! Don’t forget to check out the rest of our chili recipes!

We stay busy, so finding a meal we can make in 30 minutes or less is a super power of mine. Enjoy!

Beef and Bean Chili recipe made in the instant pot

Between the pinto beans and black beans, you already have beautiful colors. However, if you want to stretch this beef chili recipe a bit more, you can also add a can or two of kidney beans.   You could also add a can of tomato sauce to make it a bit more saucy.

This is an easy ground beef recipe!

Specialty Ingredients:

The following ingredients are affiliate links on Amazon because they may be a bit hard to find in your normal store.  I wanted you to be able to see exactly which things we are using.

Pinto Beans

Black Beans

Red Pepper Flakes

Diced Tomatoes

Reminder, not all ingredients in the beef and bean chili recipe are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for.

Must Have Resources:

When making Instant Pot Beef & Bean Chili at home, you really need to have the following Amazon affiliate tools on hand.

Instant Pot – Kind of hard to make this instant pot meal if you don’t have one, right? LOL!

Measuring Spoons – Lots of measuring of spices, so these long spoons are the best for getting into the spice jars.

Measuring Cups – These are my favorite!

Make it a Meal:

Vegetable Side:  You have enough kidney beans in this meal that you don’t really need a vegetable side dish. However, I find that green salad goes well with it.

Starch Side:  Chili goes best with cornbread.  But, I like to eat mine over white rice with some cheese and sour cream topping it. Then, I scoop it up with saltine crackers. YUM!

Refreshing Drink:  Sweet tea, the drink of champions. LOL!

Don’t forget Dessert: These Chocolate Reese’s Peanut Butter Brownies are the only dessert you are going to need.

easy bean chili with beef in the pressure cooker

Best Chili Recipes:

Once you make this instant pot chili recipe, the kids are going to love it so much that they are going to start asking for even more hearty chili recipes.  Since dried beans are cheap, your pocket book is going to be super happy!  Plus, pressure cooking saves tons of time that you are using extra electricity to cook, saving even more cash!

More Delicious Chili Recipes

If you liked this Beef & Bean Chili in the Instant Pot, you are going to love some of these other delicious chili recipes, too!

I am weird in that I don’t have to wait until Winter to eat chili, I can eat it all year long.  Thank goodness, since we don’t have a whole bunch of it in Southern Alabama. LOL! 

Anyway, I have trained my kids (and husband) to be like me. That means I get to enjoy comforting chili recipes all year long!  So, it is nice to have a plethora of chili recipes.  Whether they are made in a high pressure cooker or on the stove top, I love them.

IP Beef and Bean Chili

My Favorite Instant Pot Recipes:

Before we go, I just wanted to share some of my favorite pressure cooker recipe picks.

Instant Pot Recipe Picks

You are going to love saving time on dinner with these great instant pot recipes.

More Beef Recipes:

Since this beef & bean recipe calls for ground beef, we are going to stick with that cut of meat.

This “famous” Kelli’s Spaghetti Recipe is a simple go-to for dinner!

Start this easy Crockpot Pizza recipe in the morning and have a hot meal by evening!

Serve this hearty Girl Scout Stew on cold nights!

This simple Taco Bake Recipe is a fun twist on Taco Tuesday!

IP Beef and Bean Chili

Instant Pot Beef and Bean Chili Recipe

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes

Done in only about 12 minutes, this beef and bean chili is the perfect way to warm your boy this winter. Plus, it is LOADED with 26 grams of protein per serving.


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • ½ white onion, chopped
  • 2 (15 ounce) can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 2-3 cups beef broth
  • 1 ½ tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes


  1. Turn Instant Pot onto saute mode and ground beef and onion to the pot. Cook until ground beef is browned.
  2. Combine remaining ingredients to Instant Pot inner pot.
  3. Close the instant pot lid and turn pressure valve to seal. Cook on manual high pressure for 12 minutes.
  4. Allow for a quick pressure.


You can serve this beef and bean chili by itself or:

  1. Over cooked white rice and topped with cheese & sour cream
  2. With crackers or Frito corn chips
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 303Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 1315mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 4gSugar: 1gProtein: 26g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 2/3/2019

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Tuesday 5th of February 2019

Great artical.Thank you very much for sharing this awesome post with us.

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