Chili Con Carne is a thick spicy stew loaded with meat and jalapenos. A pretty sour cream swirl and chopped cilantro mellows out the heat.
5 from 13 votes

Spicy Chili Con Carne - Instant Pot Recipe

Spicy Chili Con Carne is a rich and thick stew with warm spices.  It's a quick recipe to make and perfect for busy schedules.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Natural Release 10 mins
Total Time 22 mins
Servings 10
Author Julie Menghini


  • 3 tbs vegetable oil or butter*
  • 2 lbs sirloin sliced thinly
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 jalapeno minced - remove ribs & seeds
  • 28 oz crushed tomatoes
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper


  • Add vegetable oil to the instant pot and set to saute.  Cook the sliced steak until browned in batches.  Avoid overcrowding.  Remove steak and place it on a plate or in a bowl.  Continue until all of the meat is browned.
  • Add onions and bell pepper to the instant pot.  Saute for 5 minutes and then add the minced garlic and jalapeno.  Saute for an additional minute.
  • Add the meat back to the instant pot with the sauteed vegetables.  Add tomatoes, lime juice, sugar, chili powder, beef broth, salt, and pepper.
  • Place the lid on the instant pot and turn to close.  Close pressure release valve.  Set the pot for 12 minutes on high pressure.  When finished, let the pressure naturally release for 10 minutes and then manually release pressure.
  • Garnish with cheese, sour cream, cilantro, and tortilla chips. 


The original recipe uses bacon grease for sauteing steak.
Recipe developed by Aunt Bee's Recipes


Calories: 212kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 504mg | Potassium: 722mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1035IU | Vitamin C: 27.3mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 2.9mg
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