Keto Chili in the Instant Pot

This Keto Chili made in the Instant Pot will be your new go-to dinner recipe this year. Your recipe comes together quickly and easily with just a few steps. The instant pot will soon be your favorite cooking appliance for delicious meals.

Bowl of Chili and white kitchen towel on butcher board.
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Keto Chili Tips

This chili starts with saute your fresh vegetables in the Instant Pot for 4 minutes and then add your ground beef to brown for 4-5 minutes. Then add your spices and liquids for an additional 4 minutes.

Then replace the lid on and turn to manual and pressure cook for 10 minutes. After pressure has released remove the lid and return to the Saute mode for 4 minutes to thicken up the Chili.

This recipe fits either the Keto, Paleo, or Whole 30 eating plan.

Ingredients for Chili

  • Oil
  • (Grass-Fed) (for Paleo and Whole 30) Ground Beef
  • Onion
  • Red Pepper
  • Celery
  • Chili Powder
  • Paprika
  • Cayenne
  • Diced Tomatoes
  • Garlic
  • Canned Tomatoes
  • Beef Broth
  • Tomato Paste
  • Bay Leafs
  • Optional (Avocado and Parsley)

Where is the Beans?

There has been a long debate about whether there should be beans in your chili. My kids have been arguing about this for as long as I remember. Since this is a Keto recipe and “lower-carb” they have been left out. Believe me, it is still hearty and has all the flavor you will need.

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Why Choose Grass-Fed Beef?

  • It’s Heart Healthy
  • Balances Blood Sugar
  • No Antibiotics or Hormones
  • More Vitamins, Minerals and Healthy Fats

Can Your Freeze Keto Chili?

Yes, you can make your chili, and place it in Freezer Bags as they are easy to stack and don’t take up much space. Once you are ready for some Chili, remove, thaw, and heat up in a microwave or saucepan.

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Keto Chili in Instant Pot

This Keto Chili made in the Instant Pot will be your new go-to dinner recipe this year. Your recipe comes together quickly and easily with just a few steps.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword chili without beans, instant pot chili, keto chili, keto instant pot chili
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 161kcal
Author Candi Elm


Instant Pot


  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon Olive Oil Divided
  • 1/2 Cup Onion Diced
  • 1 Red Pepper Diced
  • 1/2 Cup Celery Sliced
  • 1 Clove Garlic Minced
  • 1 LB Lean Ground Beef Grass Fed (Optional)
  • 1 Tablespoon Chili Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Smoked Paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 14 oz Can of Fire Roasted Diced Tomatos
  • 1 14 oz Can of crushed tomatos
  • 1/2 Cup Beef Broth
  • 2 Tablespoon Tomato Paste
  • Pinch of Sea Salt
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 1/4 Cup Parsley, Chopped Saved for the end


  • Pour 1 Tbsp of oil into the Instant Pot and turn to saute mode. Add the onion, pepper, celery and garlic and sauté until they begin to soften, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Add the remaining oil and lean ground beef. Cook until it begins to turn brown, about 3-4 minutes.  Drain any excess fat.
  • Add the seasonings and cook until the beef is browned and crumbled, about 3-4 additional minutes.
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the pot, and mix until well combined.  Cover with the Instant Pot lid and turn the knob to sealing. Set to cook on manual mode at high pressure for 10 minutes. 
  • After it’s finished cooking, allow the steam to release naturally. (Until the pin drops down to indicate its fully released).
  • Remove the lid and turn on the saute feature. Cook for another 3-4 minutes, stirring constantly to prevent burning, until the chili thickens up a bit.
  • Add in the chopped parsley and serve warm.


Add some sliced Avocado and Chopped Parsley for Color and flavor
Substitute Ground Turkey for the Grass Fed Beef if you desire. 


Calories: 161kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 199mg | Potassium: 480mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1959IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 3mg
Bowl of Chili with spoon and two limes

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