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Instant Pot No-Bean Chili

This Instant Pot No-Bean Chili is low carb and keto friendly. All of the wonderful flavors you would expect in a bowl of chili minus the beans.

Ready in less than 30 minutes and made with everyday pantry staples.

Homemade Chili

For this No-Bean chili, I use a homemade seasoning mix but if you prefer you can use a packaged variety to suit your taste.

Bowl of keto Instant Pot no-bean chili garnished with sour cream and shredded cheese.

This Instant Pot chili comes together with just a few ingredients plus the spices to make the seasoning mix.

This quick weeknight dinner pressure cooks for 10 minutes with a 10-minute natural pressure release. It takes less than 30 minutes to make this delicious low carb chili!

Low carb chili topped with sour cream, shredded cheese, and scallions.

What Ingredients are in Instant Pot No-Bean Chili?

  • Ground Beef – lean is best as it doesn’t require you to drain the meat from the pot. If you want to switch out the ground beef for ground turkey, or ground chicken – no problem! Depending on what you use, you may need to drain the extra fat after browning the meat.
  • Vegetables – onion, garlic, green pepper, and tomatoes. Diced tomatoes with green chilies are best for this recipe for added flavor.
  • Beef broth – Cut the sodium by using a low-sodium variety.
  • Seasonings and Spices – Chili powder, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, and cayenne. All wonderful spices to get that traditional chili flavor.
  • Salt & Pepper

RELATED: Instant Pot Vegetable Beef Soup

Bowl of no bean chili served in a beige bowl with a side of cornbread.

How to Make This Low Carb Chili in the Instant Pot

Making this no-bean chili in the Instant Pot is easy. The first step is to set the pressure cooker to sauté and brown the meat along with the onions and minced garlic. If you don’t use lean meat then you will need to drain any excess fat and return the meat and onions back to the pot.

The next step is to add in the green pepper and to sprinkle the seasoning mix over the meat. Stir to combine the spices with the meat well.

Tomato sauce and the can of diced tomatoes with green chilies are added next.

Lastly, beef broth is then added and the lid is closed as well as the vent.

Pressure cook on HIGH for 10 minutes and then allow the pot to naturally release pressure for 10 minutes before removing the lid. From start to finish it takes less than 30 minutes to make this low carb chili.

Serve this no-bean chili with sour cream, shredded cheese, and scallions.

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: Instant Pot Autumn Beef Stew

Yield: 6 servings

Instant Pot No-Bean Chili

Instant Pot No-Bean Chili

This Instant Pot No-Bean Chili is low carb and keto friendly. All of the wonderful flavors you would expect in a bowl of chili minus the beans.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Natural Pressure Release 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


Chili Seasoning Mix

  • 1 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 1/2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne


  • 1 lb ground beef, lean (can be substituted for other ground meat)
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 15 oz diced tomatoes w/ green chilies
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • shredded cheese, for garnish
  • sour cream, for garnish
  • scallions, for garnish


  1. Set the Instant Pot to sauté and add the ground beef, minced garlic, and onions. Cook until browned.
  2. Drain meat if necessary.
  3. Add the diced green pepper.
  4. Sprinkle in the seasoning mix and stir to coat the meat.
  5. Add in the beef broth, canned tomatoes, and tomato sauce.
  6. Close the lid and pressure cook on high for 10 minutes.
  7. Allow the pot to naturally release pressure for 10 minutes before removing the lid.
  8. Serve with sour cream, scallions, and shredded cheese.


Refer to your pressure cooker's instructions to safely release pressure.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 243Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 873mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 3gSugar: 5gProtein: 25g

Nutrition calculation is a rough estimate and can vary depending on the cooking technique and the exact ingredients used. For informational purposes only.

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Monday 20th of June 2022

Do you have any chicken breast receipts?


Saturday 26th of February 2022

How do I adjust the recipe for an 8qt Instant Pot? You need minimum 2 cups of liquid for the 8qt. Can I also substitute the canned tomatos for something else?


Monday 28th of February 2022

Hi Kevin, you can increase the broth to two cups if you'd like. You can substitute the canned tomatoes for fresh ones if you would prefer.


Monday 22nd of November 2021

This recipe has become a family favorite to bring home since the 1st time I've made it - thank you!! I've only ever made it with double the recipe given - including the liquids - but with cook time still the same like you mentioned. Question: How will it change with keeping the liquids 1x still like you mentioned? Can't imagine it being any better!


Tuesday 23rd of November 2021

Hi Alex. It will be thicker if you don't double the liquid. The taste shouldn't alter too much if any!

Kelly Anderson

Saturday 20th of November 2021

If I am using pre-made chili seasoning instead of making my own, how much of that should I use?


Saturday 20th of November 2021

If using a chili packet, one packet will do it! If using a homemade blend of chili seasoning then 2 to 3 tablespoons of chili seasoning mix will work fine. Premade packets of seasoning have flour in them so that's why there is a difference in measuring. :)

Sherri Hall

Monday 1st of February 2021

How do you double this to use 2 pounds of hamburger??


Thursday 28th of October 2021

@Dana, what if I want to triple the recipe?


Monday 1st of February 2021

No need to double the liquid and the cook time stays the same. Hope that helps!

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