Top view of a white bowl of adzuki bean chili topped with avocado slices, black olives and diced red onion.

Instant Pot Chili

  • Author: Nicole
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Lunch & Dinner
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: American


This hearty healthy instant pot chili recipe has a perfect blend of seasonings, ground beef and adzuki beans. It’s a delicious and comforting easy family meal.



  • 2 cups dried adzuki beans, cooked
  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 36 ounces crushed jared tomatoes (strained would work also)
  • 2 medium red bell peppers, diced
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos
  • 1 Tablespoon avocado oil
  • 2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin


  1. Start by soaking your beans in water the night before. (This step is not required but will result in faster cooking beans that are more easily digestible.)
  2. Drain the beans from their soaking liquid. Discard the soaking liquid and transfer the beans to the instant pot with 6 cups of water. Cook on manual/high pressure for 9 minutes. (If you didn’t soak the beans cook for 15 minutes.) Once cooked, naturally release pressure, drain beans and set aside.
  3. Rinse the cooking pot after the beans, pat dry and return to the machine.
  4. Turn the Instant Pot to saute and add the avocado oil and diced onion. Cook for 3-5 minutes before adding in the minced garlic. Stir to prevent the garlic from burning. Cook another 2 minutes.
  5. Add in the ground beef, break it up and cook until browned.
  6. Next add in the red bell peppers, crushed tomatoes, coconut aminos, salt, chili powder and cumin. Give the Instant Pot a stir and secure the lid, select manual/high pressure for 5 minutes.
  7. Once finished cooking, allow the Instant Pot to naturally decompress for 10 minutes before quick releasing any remaining pressure.
  8. Remove lid and stir in the cooked adzuki beans to warm through.
  9. Serve as is or top with avocado, olives and red onion.
  10. Eat and enjoy!

Keywords: Instant Pot Chili, Instant Pot Recipe, Chili, Beef Chili, Bean Beef Chili, Adzuki Bean Chili

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