Instant Pot Vegetarian Chili

instant pot vegetarian chili

My instant pot vegetarian chili with it’s special ‘secret ingredient’ is exactly the type of comfort food your company will be craving this holiday season.

Did You Know?

According to Dr. Axe there are many benefits of kidney beans nutrition including;

  • Lowers Cholesterol and Reduces Heart Disease Risk
  • Controls Blood Sugar
  • Combats Diabetes
  • Helps Treat and Prevent Certain Cancers
  • Aids in Weight loss
dark chocolcate chili


  • 1 tinned tomato (400g)
  • 1 tin of Chickpeas (400g)
  • Approximately 6 Mixed chillies (depending on your tolerance, I like it mild and I use a mix of Ancho Chillies and Red chillies, with some green chillies) chopped finely and deseeded
  • 1 tin of kidney beans (400g)
  • 1 tin of Butter beans (400g)
  • Table spoon of tomato paste
  • 1 onion chopped finely
  • 1 cube of vegetable stock
  • Olive oil
  • 1 square of good dark chocolate
  • 1 coffee espresso shot (50 ml)
  • Wraps
  • Rice (cauliflower rice prefereed)
  • Grated Cheese
  • Guacamole, sour cream or mayonnaise depending on preference

Options For Non-Vegitarians

  • Add a sausage of chorizo
  • Substitute vegetable broth for chicken broth


  1. Chop the onions and chillies so they are chopped finely.
  2. Pour approximately a table spoon of olive oil into a casserole pot that has a lid and place this onto a medium heat
  3. Cook the onions for 10 minutes, or until the onions are soft
  4. Next, add the chillies and fry for 5 minutes
  5. Add the tomato paste, and make sure the onions and chillies are mixed well in the paste
  6. Add the tinned tomatoes and the cube of stock. You can add 50 ml of water to this to ensure that the chilli doesn’t become too thick
  7. Rinse the beans under cold water
  8. Add the beans to the casserole pot and increase the heat to just boiling, and then reduce to a simmer
  9. Place the lid on and let that simmer for about an hour or until the chilli has reduced/thickened
  10. After an hour, add the chocolate square and espresso coffee to the chilli.
  11. stir and serve with grated cheese, and assortment of sides. This chilli goes well with Mexican rice and good corn soft tortillas.