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The Best Instant Pot Chili

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  • 1 1/2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 pounds ground beef (85/15)
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 sweet onion (medium, diced)
  • 1 red bell pepper (diced)
  • 1 poblano chili (minced)
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 12 ounces lager beer
  • 1 1/2 cups beef stock
  • 21.5 ounces tomato puree
  • 30 ounces black beans (drained and rinsed)
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves (chopped fresh)
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
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    Calories490Calories from Fat210
    Total Fat23g35%
    Saturated Fat9g45%
    Trans Fat1g
    Calories from Fat210
    Total Carbohydrate38g13%
    Dietary Fiber12g48%
    Vitamin A50%
    Vitamin C150%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    It was tasty and the men in house enjoyed it. I added a can of beans in tomatoes sauce to try thicken it up more and didn’t have cumin so added a tsp or so of savoury. Will use this again as it was much faster then the crock pot and dinner in less then 30 mins..
    Dana Pinkava a year ago
    This is completely watery and the burn notice showed up on the instant pot.
    Love this recipe. It's simple and easy to customize. I use this recipe all the time!
    Stacey W. 2 years ago
    One of the best chilli recipes I've tried in a while. The cilantro was too much for my husband so I'll serve it on the side next time.
    Johnson 2 years ago
    I used a slow-cooker instead of pressure cooker, it was amazing. I used a can of bushs baked beans in place of one black bean can, added maybe 3tbsp brown sugar, and added a little can of diced green chilis and a few tbsp of chipotle tabasco, was soo delicious. I Didn't have beer or oregano tho but was still so yummy. Cooked it for ~5 hours and was a great consistency (if too watery just boil off some more steam at low heat and stir once in a while to not burn the bottom)
    Natalie 2 years ago
    Tasted amazing! was a little bit watery though
    Heather W. 2 years ago
    Yummy! My family loved it. Adding it to our weekly recipes for the fall and winter.
    Larissa 2 years ago
    One of the best chilli’s I’ve made so far! Added corn and various other veggies for texture, turned out great!
    Nuzum 2 years ago
    Good spice easy to make
    Kris 2 years ago
    I thought the flavor was good, but turned out a bit watery. Will try again but with less broth.
    Manuela Falduti 2 years ago
    Yummy! i would make it again.
    Ashley Bercume 2 years ago
    So easy and so much flavor. The best chili I’ve made.
    Sean Reprogle 3 years ago
    Amazing chili. Full of good flavors!
    Briana & Jose 3 years ago
    Made it on the stovetop and came out great.
    Casandra Myrvik 3 years ago
    This was missing something. It was still really good, but I felt like there was not enough flavor.
    Amanda 3 years ago
    No fire! Not a lot of flavor, will make again but with a little less tomato purée and more chilies. Great consistency,
    Tamara Cook 3 years ago
    The recipe only works for pre-cooked beans. If you are using dry beans, you should use the “bean chili” setting on the Instant Pot. The recipe also calls for a lot of tomato paste and tomato purée. This caused my Instant Pot to set off the ‘burn’ setting multiple times. The overall flavor was good once it finally cooked.
    Kane 3 years ago
    It paired nicely with lemon and garlic seasoned green beans.
    Carrie Ackerman 3 years ago
    I have been making my uncles crock pot recipe for as long as I’ve been adulting (almost 30 years) Well sorry Uncle Jim, I will never be waking at 6am to to get chili in the pot again! This was so quick and easy yet flavorful and delicious. Now I’m not a stickler for a zillion steps so I skipped the oil, IMO it wasn’t necessary with 85/15, I also sautéed my veggies and garlic with the meat. I added all dry ingredients at the same time then all wet. Like I said, I’m more of a 4-5 step kind of gal. My kids hate Uncle Jim’s chili and loved this. This is going into my rotation. Oh and I cut it in half to feed 2 adults and 2 young children. No left overs.
    McDonald 3 years ago
    great flavor! i didnt make any modifications. i will try it again but reduce broth amount. i like chili a little thicker.
    Kimberly 3 years ago
    Delicious and simple!
    Rena York 3 years ago
    Best I’ve ever made!
    Erin b 3 years ago
    ive made chili a lot however it never turned out how i wanted i came across this recipe. it turned out great the family loved it so much ill make again