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Instant Pot Chili in a bowl with cheese and sour cream

Instant Pot Chili

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5 from 3 reviews

Instant Pot Chili is an easy one pot dish. This recipe uses beef, beans, salsa and spices to give it a truly awesome taste – perfect for tailgating, serving at a bbq cookout, topping chili dogs or as frito pie!

  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x


  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 31 oz (2 15.5 oz cans) red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 28 oz (3 1/2 cups) red salsa
  • 3 1/2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp cumin
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper


  1. Turn the Instant Pot to Saute on normal and brown the beef.
  2. Add the red kidney beans, red salsa, chili powder, cumin, oregano and cayenne pepper to the pot and stir.
  3. Press “off/warm” and close the lid on the Instant Pot and set the knob to sealing.
  4. Cook for 10 minutes on High Pressure.
  5. Do a 15 minute Quick Release (wait 15 minutes after the chili has finished cooking and carefully turn the knob to vent).
  6. Stir and let sit for 5-10 minutes before serving.



  • Instant Pot pressure cooker

Use your preferred brand of salsa, or a homemade recipe. Salsas with “chipotle” in the name work well in this chili.

  • Author: Sarah | AwayFromTheBox
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Pressure Cooker
  • Cuisine: American