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Instant pot beef chili with dry pinto beans

Instant Pot Chili with Dry Beans

Pinto beans make this Instant Pot beef chili very hearty and absolutely delicious.
Prep Time 12 mins
Cook Time 48 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4


  • 1 lb. ground beef 80/20
  • 1 cup dry pinto beans
  • 1 medium yellow onion chopped
  • 1 10 oz can tomatoes and green chilies Rotel or another brand
  • 1 6 oz can tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp ancho chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne or chipotle chili powder
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt


  • Set the Instant Pot on saute. When it's hot, add the olive oil, ground beef, and onion. Break the ground beef down with a wooden spoon and cook until no longer pink.
  • Add all of the dry spices and stir. Cook for 1 minute and add the beef broth, Rotel, tomato paste, and ketchup and stir well.
  • Add the pinto beans and stir. Put the lid on the Instant Pot and lock. Make sure the release valve is set to closed and pressure cook on high for 35 minutes. Once done, let the Instant Pot naturally release for 12 minutes.
  • Stir the chili and if it's too soupy for you, saute on high until it's reduced.  If it's too thick, add a little more beef broth.  You can also add more chili powder or seasonings if needed and saute a little longer.


This is the Instant Pot I use.  It's awesome...
Keyword chili, green beans, Instant Pot, soup