Some posts on this site contain an affiliate link. Clicking on an affiliate link does not increase the cost of the product if you buy it. It does mean that I MAY make a commission if you purchase the item. Affiliate links are used in an attempt to offset the operational costs incurred by running this website. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Easy Pressure Cooker Beef Chili is perfect for chilly and cold days. This recipe comes together in 35 minutes with minimal work and tastes slow cooked.

Easy Pressure Cooker Beef Chili Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Easy Pressure Cooker Chili

Easy Pressure Cooker Beef Chili is perfect for chilly days and cold nights. This simple chili comes together quickly with minimal work. The recipe is naturally gluten-free if you check the labels on seasoning. It takes 30-35 minutes to make. While this recipe is pretty quick to make, it tastes like it’s been simmered or slow cooked.  This recipe makes a lot of chili, a good 10-20 servings depending on how much you put in one serving. 

Equipment Needed

  • electric pressure cooker
  • silicone cooking spoon
  • measuring spoons

Easy Pressure Cooker Beef Chili Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs ground beef (I use 85% ground beef. You can use a ground beef with lower fat if you prefer.)
  • 1x 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 1x 28oz can petite diced tomatoes
  • 1x 15 oz can light red kidney beans
  • 1x 15 oz can dark red kidney beans
  • 1x 15 oz can pink beans
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic (the kind in a jar)
  • 2x envelopes chili seasoning (You can also play around with chili powder, paprika, onion, garlic, cumin and oregano to make your own.)

Easy Pressure Cooker Beef Chili Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Instructions

Plug in the electric pressure cooker and select the saute/brown setting.

Put the ground beef into the pot and brown.

Easy Pressure Cooker Beef Chili Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Easy Pressure Cooker Beef Chili Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Once the beef has started browning, add the onion and garlic to the pot.

Easy Pressure Cooker Beef Chili Recipe From Val's Kitchen

 

Once the beef isn’t pink any more, add the undrained kidney beans.

Easy Pressure Cooker Beef Chili Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Add the diced tomatoes to the pot next.

Easy Pressure Cooker Beef Chili Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Add the crushed tomatoes.

Easy Pressure Cooker Beef Chili Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Add the seasonings to the pot next.

Easy Pressure Cooker Beef Chili Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Give the pot a gentle stir on top.

Set the pressure cooker to cook for 13 minutes on manual high pressure.

Once the cooking time has finished, do a quick pressure release and remove the lid.

Give the contents of the pot a stir.

Easy Pressure Cooker Beef Chili Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Add some shredded cheese and/or sour cream to the top.

Easy Pressure Cooker Beef Chili Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Serve and enjoy!

 Tips

This chili is thick. I don’t think chili should be brothy like soup. If you prefer your chili to be brothier then add an extra 8oz of tomato sauce or beef broth when cooking

You can also use round turkey instead of ground beef if you want to reduce the amount of fat and calories in the dish.

I don’t find this dish to be very acidic but if you find chili or foods with tomato in them to be too acidic for you then you can add 2 tsp of sugar to the dish before cooking.

Do I need to use 3 different types of kidney beans?

No. I use three different types of because I find the dish to taste better. You can use just one or two types of kidney beans if you prefer, or if that’s all yo have on hand or can find in the store.

How do I store this chili?

Chili makes for a great leftover! Store any leftover chili in an airtight container if eating within a couple of days. Freeze it if eating after that.

Can I make this chili spicier?

Yes! This chili is easy to customize to your taste. You can make it hotter by adding a little hot sauce at the taBle, or by adding cayenne to the pot before cooking.

What should I serve with this chili?

This chili is great alone as well as with a salad. It can also be combined with rice for an even more filling dish.

Easy Pressure Cooker Beef Chili Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Yield: 16 servings

Easy Pressure Cooker Beef Chili

Easy Pressure Cooker Beef Chili
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1x 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 1x 28oz can petite diced tomatoes
  • 1x 15 oz can light red kidney beans
  • 1x 15 oz can dark red kidney beans
  • 1x 15 oz can pink beans
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic (the kind in a jar)
  • 2x envelopes chili seasoning (You can also play around with chili powder, paprika, onion, garlic, cumin and oregano to make your own.)

Instructions

Plug in the electric pressure cooker and select the saute/brown setting.

Put the ground beef into the pot and brown.

Once the beef has started browning, add the onion and garlic to the pot. 

Once the beef isn't pink any more, add the undrained kidney beans.

Add the diced tomatoes to the pot next.

Add the crushed tomatoes.

Add the seasonings to the pot next.

Give the pot a gentle stir on top.

Set the pressure cooker to cook for 13 minutes on manual high pressure.

Once the cooking time has finished, do a quick pressure release and remove the lid.

Give the contents of the pot a stir.

Add some shredded cheese and/or sour cream to the top.

Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 324Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 57mgSodium: 412mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 7gSugar: 4gProtein: 26g

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. Your serving size and ingredients may differ.

You may also like

13 comments

Samantha Donnelly March 30, 2020 - 8:16 am

I do love chilli but my usual brand I use (yes I do use a sauce) I have not been able to get for a long time so have been trying various sauces and recipes. Will give this one a try next time I make it

Reply
Sim @ Sim's Life March 30, 2020 - 9:16 am

10-20 servings?! That is an awesome batch meal to make for the family, especially at the moment! I have never really be a fan of chili so it isn’t something I make, maybe down to the kidney beans… or maybe the way my mum made it when I was younger! 😉 Your version looks absolutely delcious though, maybe I need to give it a go and see if I finally enjoy it! Sim x

Reply
Yeah Lifestyle March 30, 2020 - 5:05 pm

OMG I can’t believe you cooked your chilli for just 13 minutes as I tend to cook mine for at least 2 hours so will definitely be trying out your recipe as

Reply
Jenny March 31, 2020 - 3:02 am

My mum had a pressure cooker when we were growing up and used it a lot. It always made delicious meals!

Reply
Rachel March 31, 2020 - 3:43 am

Oh I love a beef chilli! Perfect on a chilly day 🙂 Thank you for sharing your recipe, I will be cooking this very soon!

Reply
Anne Fraser March 31, 2020 - 6:14 am

I don’t have a pressure cooker but it looks a very useful freezer meal.

Reply
Jess Howliston March 31, 2020 - 4:53 pm

YUM this looks delicious, thanks for sharing! Will definitely be giving this a try for my family as it looks and sounds like the perfect hearty, filling family meal!

Reply
Karen Langridge March 31, 2020 - 7:17 pm

I love chili so much, we have never made it in the pressure cooker though! Something to try next time as we have everything in to make it.

Reply
Kara Guppy April 1, 2020 - 9:06 am

I always do chilli in our pressure cooker, it really helps infuse the flavours

Reply
Charli April 1, 2020 - 10:00 am

Love chilli for batch cooking. I make mine with 50% beef and 50% lentils to make it go even further.
C x

Reply
Laura | Tales of a Natural Spoonie April 1, 2020 - 1:26 pm

We love Chilli, its such a warm and hearty dish. Your pressure cooker version looks really delicious as well as quick to make.

Reply
michelle twin mum April 1, 2020 - 7:06 pm

I do love a good simple dinner and I must remember to put more of a variety of beans in my chilli. I always resort to just kidney beans. Mich x

Reply
Natasha Mairs April 2, 2020 - 5:17 am

I love a nice chilli but using veggie mince meat. I haven’t had once in a while and this has really got me fancying one.

Reply

Leave a Comment