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Instant Pot Chilli with Chocolate and Chipotle

You'll love the flavour of this delicious Instant Pot Chilli.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 247kcal


  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 onion finely diced
  • 1 red bell pepper. deseeded and finely diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 900 g (2 lb) mince beef lean
  • 2 X 400g (14oz) tins of kidney beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 X 400g (14oz) tins of chopped tomatoes
  • 30 g (1.2 oz) dark chocolate (85% cocoa solids), broken into pieces
  • 2 tbsp chipotle paste (or to taste)
  • 3 tbsp beef stock
  • 2 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • Salt


  • Set your Instant Pot to Sauté and add in the vegetable oil until hot.
  • Add the onion and pepper and sauté for 5 mins until softened.
  • Stir in the garlic followed by the beef and brown it making sure to break it up. Please remove ANY excess water from the beef using a scoop. You want the beef to be dry as it is cooking so that it caramelises a little bit (for the awesome chilli flavour that we know and love).
  • Add in the stock and quickly deglaze the inner pot (by scraping the bottom with a wooden spoon) in case anything is stuck on.
  • Then add in the remaining ingredients ending with chopped tomatoes and beans on top. Do NOT stir.
  • Cover your Instant Pot, set the vent to seal, select the manual setting and set the timer to 15 mins, and let the chilli cook under high pressure until done.
  • When done let the pressure release naturally. When the chilli is ready, stir it thoroughly before serving.


Please use really thick and good quality tinned tomatoes for this. Avoid watery tomatoes, please.
Please note 15 mins is the time it cooks under pressure in the Instant Pot. This does not take into account the time it takes to come to pressure or the time it takes to release the pressure.
Weight Watchers Points in Instant Pot Chilli
There are 3 Freestyle points per serving if you replace the 1 tbsp vegetable oil with a calorie-controlled cooking spray.


Calories: 247kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 453mg | Potassium: 772mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 760IU | Vitamin C: 24.6mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 5mg