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Instant Pot Ground Beef Chili (with Dried Kidney Beans)

Instant Pot Beef and Kidney Bean Chili by Ashley of myheartbeets.com

Instant Pot Ground Beef Chili (with Dried Kidney Beans)

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  • 1 cup dried kidney beans * soaked overnight
  • 1 tablespoon oil or fat of choice
  • 1 pound ground meat
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 jalapeno minced (remove seeds and rib for a less spicy chili), adjust to taste
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic


  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 2 teaspoons salt adjust to taste
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ cayenne adjust to taste -- optional
  • 3 14.5 ounce cans diced tomatoes
  • Optional toppings: shredded cheddar cheese sour cream, green onions, sliced jalapeños


  • Soak the kidney beans in cold water overnight. Drain, rinse and set aside for now.
  • Press the saute button and add the oil to the pot. Give it a minute to heat up, then add the ground meat, diced onion, jalapeno and garlic to the pot. Saute until the meat is browned.
  • Add the spices, stir, then add the kidney beans and diced tomatoes. Secure the lid, close the pressure valve and set the time for 30 minutes at high pressure.
  • Allow pressure to naturally release.
  • Serve with sour cream, cheese and green onion if desired.


If you would rather use canned kidney beans then you can stir in 2 (15 ounce) cans kidney beans at the very end prior to serving.
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