The best healthy (Low Carb) Instant Pot Chili Recipe is one that I make on a regular basis at our house. This is the perfect winter recipe with a mound of cheese, green onions and sometimes a dollop of sour cream on top. We make this Instant Pot chili without beans because our family follows a Keto or low carb way of eating; you could certainly add beans to it if you prefer.
The Best Low Carb Instant Pot Chili Recipe
If you don’t have an Instant Pot yet…what are you waiting for? An Instant Pot can save you time in the kitchen and makes food taste extra rich and delicious! We use our Instant Pot for everything from stew to pot roast to making hard “boiled” eggs.
My Instant Pot has become indispensable and never leaves my kitchen counter top. I even keep an extra, older model, in my pantry for meals that I want to make a main and side via Instant Pot. Some days I’m not sure how I got along without it. I still love my crock pot but the Instant Pot gives me great results in a fraction of the time!
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The BEST Healthy Keto / Low Carb Instant Pot Chili
- 2 pounds grass fed ground beef
- 1 pound Italian sausage
- 1 large yellow onion chopped
- 2 cans 28 oz. diced tomatoes (do not drain)
- 1 can 6 oz. tomato paste
- 1 green bell pepper chopped
- 1 yellow bell pepper chopped
- 2 cans 4 oz chopped green chilies
- 1 cup beef or chicken broth homemade bone broth is best.
- ¼ cup chili powder
- 2 tbl minced garlic
- 1 tbl Italian Seasoning
- 2 tbl ground cumin Cumin gives chili it’s smoky flavor
- 4 tsp hot pepper sauce less or optional if you don’t want a lot of spice
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 2 tsp ground black pepper
- 1 tsp cayenne pepper more if you want a bigger kick or omit for no kick
Put your Instant Pot on the saute setting.
Add the ground beef, Italian Sausage and Onion to the pot.
Stir and cook until the meat is no longer pink and onion is translucent.
I do not drain the meat but you can if you prefer.
Now add the remaining ingredients.
Stir so that everything is fully incorporated.
Put on the lid and set for pressure cooking
Set your Instant Pot to manual, high pressure for 24 minutes.
Once cooking is complete allow the pressure to naturally release for 5 – 10 minutes, then do a quick release.
Dish into large bowls and top with shredded cheese and fresh green onions.
Other toppings to consider, chopped crispy bacon and a dollop of sour cream.
Serving Your Instant Pot Chili
I like to top my Healthy Instant Pot Chili with chopped bacon, a tablespoon of sour cream, shredded sharp cheddar and green onions from my garden. We serve it with a Keto Faux Cornbread (recipe coming soon) and a crispy green salad with our favorite Primal Kitchens dressing.
This Instant Pot chili is even better as a leftover and freezes up like a champ!
Why No Beans in Your Instant Pot Chili?
Our family follows a low carbohydrate / Keto way of eating. We don’t need or miss the beans (or their effects). I’ve served this at many family gatherings, church pot lucks, etc and not one person has complained about it not having beans! No one would really guess that it is Keto either. If your family prefers to have the beans you could add them in step 4 or have some on the side to add in to individual bowls.
Instant Pot Chili Recipe – Leftovers
We love to spoon this chili over some chopped hot dogs the next day. No bun needed but feel free to use them if you prefer. My husband like to cook up some fried eggs and top it with the leftover Instant Pot Chili and shredded cheese.
Instant Pot Resources
Do you use yours all the time are do you feel lost on how to use it? Here are some of my favorite Instant Pot resources for you to check out!
What are you favorite Instant Pot recipes? Here are a couple of my favorite cookbooks to check out!