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Instant Pot Beef Chili (Gluten Free)

This Instant Pot Beef Chili is an easy recipe for a weeknight dinner. It's gluten free and simple to make, using ground beef, diced tomatoes, beans, onion, and spices. Top it with shredded cheese and sour cream and add a square of cornbread on the side - the best meal on a cold night!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword #chili, #glutenfree, #instantpot, dinner
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 221kcal
Author Taryn Solie



  • 1 1/3 pounds ground beef
  • 1/2 large yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes 14.5 oz each
  • 1 can white beans 14.5 oz
  • 1 can kidney beans 14.5 oz
  • 1 can black beans 14.5 oz


  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1/2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1.5 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Optional toppings:

  • Shredded Cheese
  • Sour Cream
  • Avocado


Items Needed:

  • One Can Opener
  • A Colander
  • An Instant Pot
  • One Wooden Spoon
  • Measuring Spoons


  •  - Using a can opening, open the beans and pour them into the colander in a sink. Rinse them with water and let sit to drain.
  •  - Turn the Instant Pot on in the Saute mode and put the ground beef in it to cook. Use a wooden spatula to separate the ground beef into small pieces. 
  • - After 2 or 3 minutes, pour in the diced onion to cook along with the ground beef
  • - Once the ground beef is cooked through and no longer pink, pour in the drained beans. Open the diced tomatoes with the can opener and pour those into the Instant Pot as well.
  • - With the measuring spoons, measure out the spices and pour them into the instant pot as well. 
  • - Mix all the ingredients together until well combined, then place the lid on the Instant Pot and set it to cook on High for 20 minutes.
  • - Once the timer goes off, do a quick pressure release, then dish the chili in bowls to serve with your desired toppings.


- Use plain diced tomatoes. Don't get the kind with garlic or basil in them as it can throw off the flavors of the chili.
- The amount of ground beef is listed as 1 and 1/3 pound. This is because the recipe uses the organic ground beef from Costco and it comes in 1 and 1/3 pound packages. You can use between 1 and 2 pounds of ground beef for this recipe, depending on how meaty you like your chili.


Calories: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 668mg | Potassium: 458mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 715IU | Vitamin C: 10.1mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 3.1mg