Clean Eating Chili Con Carne Recipe

Instant Pot Chili Con Carne

Chili Con Carne is a classic dish you'll make again and again. It's super easy and super delicious!

Course Chili
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Yield 10 cups (approximate)
Calories 356 kcal
Author The Gracious Pantry


  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. oil (plus extra if needed for cooking)
  • 2 lb. ground beef
  • 1 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp. onion powder
  • 1 tbsp. paprika
  • 2 tbsp. ground cumin
  • 2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 15 oz. can kidney beans, no sugar added
  • 28 oz. can stewed tomatoes, no sugar added
US Customary - Metric


  1. Place the chopped onions and bell peppers in the IP with the oil and press the Sauté button. Stir occasionally, cooking until the peppers begin to look a bit wilted.

  2. Add in the meat, and stir to break up. Continue cooking until the meat is just browned enough to no longer stick together.

  3. Add in the remaining ingredients and press "Cancel" on the IP.

  4. Put the lid on the IP, close the valve and press the "Manual" button. Adjust the time to 15 minutes.

  5. When done, do a natural release. 

  6. Season with salt and pepper as needed and serve chili with corn bread or biscuits.


  8. Follow steps one and two, but in a skillet.

  9. Transfer that to your slow cooker, add in the rest of the ingredients and cook on low for 4-6 hours.


  11. Follow steps one and two, then transfer that to a soup pot and add the remaining ingredients.

  12. Cook over medium heat until the meat and vegetables are fully cooked.

Recipe Notes

Please note that the nutrition data given here is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.

Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Chili Con Carne
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 356 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 64mg21%
Sodium 355mg15%
Potassium 762mg22%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 1645IU33%
Vitamin C 45.8mg56%
Calcium 102mg10%
Iron 6.3mg35%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.