Instant Pot Beef & Chorizo Chili

When it comes to comfort food, you can’t beat a good chili recipe. Well, our Instant Pot beef and chorizo chili brings a unique flavor twist and is made without beans. This recipe is paleo, gluten-free and Whole30-friendly.

Instant Pot Chili Beef & Chorizo

Who doesn’t love a good serving of steaming hot beef chili? Also known as chili con carne, this popular meat stew is perfectly suited to the Instant Pot and make-ahead meal prep. While the traditional version is made with meat and beans, we decided to opt for flavorful chorizo sausage instead of legumes. Chorizo adds the most incredible flavor to this pressure cooker chili dish.


We opted for grass-fed ground beef for this dish, which not only tastes amazing but comes with more nutritional benefits. If you don’t eat red meat, this recipe would work just as well with ground chicken or turkey.

Instant Pot Chili With Beef & Chorizo

Chorizo is a traditional Spanish sausage made with pork, lots of paprika, garlic and other spices. Added to stews or other braised dishes, it gives out the most delicious juices and fats into the dish, infusing it with those gorgeous Spanish flavors.

You can get chorizo sausage from most supermarkets and at your butcher. We like this brand on Amazon. Simply peel it and dice up to add to any meat stew or soup.

Pressure Cooker Chili With Beef & Chorizo

Get more ingredients for this meal on Amazon: We like to use organic tomato products as tomatoes are often sprayed with pesticides, and these organic tinned tomatoes and this tomato paste are good choices. We like Simply Organic spices for ground cumin and coriander seed powders.

You can serve this Instant Pot chili with white rice, steamed or pan-fried zucchini or cauliflower rice, chopped avocado and cilantro. This recipe makes a large batch of chili, so you can freeze the leftovers for future meals.

We hope you love this Instant Pot beef and chorizo chili as much as we did!


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Instant Pot Chili With Beef & Chorizo

Instant Pot Beef & Chorizo Chili

  • Author: Instant Pot Eats
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 5-6 1x
  • Category: Main
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: American


Hearty and nutritious, this Instant Pot chili is made with ground beef and chorizo minus the beans, making this recipe paleo and Whole30-friendly. Enjoy with a side of cauliflower rice, veggies or regular rice or quinoa, avocado and extra cilantro. a



1.5 tablespoons olive oil or coconut oil

1 large onion, roughly chopped

1 medium carrot, peeled and diced into small cubes

1 celery stick, diced into small cubes

7 oz / 200 g chorizo sausage, peeled and diced

1 long red chilli, finely diced

2.2 lb / 1 kg ground beef (grass-fed, if possible)

3 cloves garlic, finely diced

2 teaspoons ground cumin

2 teaspoons ground coriander seed

2 cups canned chopped tomatoes (about 400 g)

4 tablespoons tomato paste

1 tablespoon Tamari or soy sauce (coconut aminos for those on Whole30/paleo)

1.5 teaspoons salt

2 bay leaves

Optional sides: pan-fried zucchini or cooked white rice, chopped avocado and cilantro.


  1. Turn the Instant Pot on and press the Sauté function key (it should say High, 30 mins). Add the oil, onion, carrot, celery, chorizo and chili and cook together for 3-4 minutes.
  2. Add the beef, garlic, spices and stir. Add the tinned tomatoes and paste and stir. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir together. Press Keep Warm/Cancel.
  3. Place and lock the lid, make sure the steam releasing handle is pointing to Sealing. Press MANUAL (High Pressure) and set to 15 minutes. After 3 beeps the pressure cooker will start going.
  4. Once the time is up, let the pressure release naturally for 5 minutes, then use the quick release to let off the rest of the steam.
  5. If storing in the freezer, make sure to cool down the chili first.


  • Serving Size: 1.5 cups
  • Calories: 511
  • Sugar: 7 g
  • Sodium: 1670.6 mg
  • Fat: 25.9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 9.2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 14.5 g
  • Fiber: 4.5 g
  • Protein: 54.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 149 mg


Instant Pot Chili With Beef & Chorizo
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By Instant Pot Eats

About Instant Pot Eats: Published by a seasoned food blogger and cookbook author, Irena Macri, and a team of cooking experts and enthusiasts, this blog is dedicated to delicious Instant Pot recipes. We love sharing all food including our favorite stovetop and oven dishes.

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  1. Sounds like a great recipe but I would like to try it with stew meat instead. Could please tell me how long to cook it with stew meat?

    1. Hey Ruth, I would cut the stew meat into chunks or bite-sized pieces and set to 25-30 minutes on HIGh, with NPR. If they pieces are quite small, even 20 minutes should be enough. Larger chunks for longer. Larger chunks could then be shredded with a fork, which would give your chili a nice texture.

  2. Hi,
    Is this Spanish style Chorizo (strongly flavoured, very red inside, generally leaks red oil when cooked) or Latin American style Chorizo (less strong flavour, reddish-pink inside, generally leaks clear oil)?

    1. I used Spanish style chorizo as I like the red oil that leaks into the dish (that’s where a lot of the flavour comes from) BUT you can also use the less flavoured type. Whatever is available to you, really.

    1. Yes, you can easily cook this on the stove covered with a lid. Increase the cooking time by 10-15 minutes.

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