Instant Pot Vegan Chilli Recipe
Prep time: 10 mins | Cook time: 20 mins | Total: 30 mins

Delicious Instant Pot Vegan ChilliDon’t be scared by the word Vegan in the title! This Instant Pot Vegan Chilli is so amazing you won’t even notice or care that there is no meat in it.

This chili is a powerhouse in nutrition and flavor. Beans are some of the best foods on the planet for you and this chili has 2 variations of them (Black beans and Kidney Beans).

Traditionally, the best way to cook a chili is to slow cook it for a few hours in order to get that real depth of flavor.

However, with the new brand of pressure cookers, it is possible to get that same depth of flavor in a fraction of the time. Anyone you serve this to won’t even know that you haven’t spent hours cooking it, in fact, even if they did know they aren’t going to care as it is just as tasty (or even tastier) than slow-cooked Chilis.

If you want to make it a tad spicier, feel free to add some cayenne pepper or a bit more chili powder. I tend to like mine a bit spicier so I add a bit more chili powder to it but I also find that friends and family are perfectly happy with the recipe the way it is.


  • 1 white onion diced
  • 2 red bell peppers diced
  • 1 tsp cumin seed
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 large can 796ml plum tomatoes, drained & chopped
  • 2 cans black beans drained
  • 1 can red kidney beans drained
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp lime zest
  • ¼ tsp salt or more, to taste
  • Chopped fresh cilantro – for serving


  • Put your Instant Pot onto the sautée setting.
  • Add the onions and cook until soft and translucent.
  • Add cumin seeds & bell pepper and continue cooking for about 5 minutes.
  • Add garlic & stir.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and stir so that everything is well mixed together.
  • Lock the pressure cooker and turn on pressure cook for 10 minutes. Allow a natural release.
  • Serve with brown rice & avocado
  • Enjoy!!

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