Low carb ground beef chili with beans served in a bowl and made in the instant pot pressure cooker

Instant Pot chili

An easy low carb chili recipe using an Instant Pot pressure cooker.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 310 kcal


  • 2 pounds 90% lean ground beef
  • 28 ounce can unsalted crushed tomatoes
  • 15.5 ounce can pinto beans drained and rinsed
  • 10 ounces cremini mushrooms finely chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

For chili seasoning mix:


  1. Select the sauté mode on the pressure cooker for medium heat. When it has reached temperature, add olive oil to coat the bottom of the pot.
  2. Add chopped mushrooms and bell peppers, and cook until the mushrooms are softening and starting to shrink, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add ground beef and cook until completely browned, 5 to 10 minutes, constantly stirring and breaking it apart to crumble.
  4. Add all ingredients for the chili seasoning mix, and stir for a few minutes until well-mixed and aromatic. Turn off the sauté mode.
  5. Stir in pinto beans. Scrape off any brown bits that may have stuck to the bottom of the pot, if any. Evenly pour crushed tomatoes on top.
  6. Cover and lock the lid. Select the manual mode to cook for 10 minutes at high pressure. Let it naturally release pressure for about 10 minutes, then gradually manually release using the steam release handle.
  7. Thoroughly stir the chili. If too watery, let it simmer on the sauté mode until thickened to your desired consistency. If it’s too thick, stir in some water. Taste the chili (carefully as it will be very hot) and add salt and pepper, if needed.
  8. Serve in bowls and optionally top with cheddar cheese.

Nutrition Info

This recipe yields 11 g net carbs per serving.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving
Calories 310  
Total Fat 13g 20%
   Saturated Fat 5g 26%
   Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 75mg 25%
Sodium 740mg 31%
Potassium 160mg 5%
Total Carb 16.5g 5%
   Dietary Fiber 5.5g 22%
   Sugars 3g  
Protein 27g  
Vitamin A 18% · Vitamin C 44% · Calcium 5% · Iron 33%