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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