Instant Pot® Quick and Easy Outlaw Chili Beans


These chili beans are delicious and so easy to make. Dinner is ready in 45 minutes or less! If your chili doesn't have beans it's not outlaw chili. Garnish with lime, cilantro, diced onions, Cheddar cheese, and diced avocado.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
6 servings


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 ½ pounds lean ground sirloin

  • 1 onion, diced

  • 3 stalks celery, diced

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans chili beans, undrained

  • 1 (29 ounce) can pinto beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 (29 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • 2 (4 ounce) cans diced green chiles, undrained

  • 2 tablespoons chili powder

  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon chile-garlic sauce (such as Huy Fong Foods®), or to taste

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin


  1. Turn on a multi-cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and the select Saute function. Coat the bottom of the pot with oil.

  2. Cook beef until browned, about 5 minutes. Add onion, celery, and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Turn off heat. Add chili beans, pinto beans, tomato sauce, green chiles, chili powder, cider vinegar, chile-garlic sauce, oregano, and cumin. Stir well.

  3. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 10 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  4. Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, 10 to 40 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

If using a 6-quart Instant Pot(R) place pinto beans in last, only filling the inner pot 2/3 full. If you have an 8-quart Instant Pot(R), all ingredients will fit without overflowing.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

551 Calories
19g Fat
62g Carbs
40g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 551
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 80mg 27%
Sodium 2409mg 105%
Total Carbohydrate 62g 23%
Dietary Fiber 17g 62%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 40g
Vitamin C 46mg 231%
Calcium 165mg 13%
Iron 8mg 44%
Potassium 1814mg 39%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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