Easy Instant Pot Paleo Chili Recipe

Hmm, so how long has it been since I’ve had real tomato sauce chili? Um, about three years ago!  Despite chili being one of my favorite foods, I didn’t jump right into cooking up a big pot of it for me to enjoy. After almost two years of being on the AIP, I’ve taken my reintroduction of nightshades very slowly.  The fact that chili usually contains lots of different nightshades, made it a complicated dish to reintroduce. In my version, I’ve decided to use only two nightshades, tomato sauce and chili powder.  I also added the reintroduction of cumin.  Lucky for me, I had no bad effects from my Easy Instant Pot Paleo Chili!

Easy Instant Pot Paleo Chili Recipe by Tara Perillo
Easy Instant Pot Paleo Chili Recipe

For most people with autoimmune disease, nightshades are the hardest foods to reintroduce.  But, just to show you how different we really all are, I have been able to reintroduce most nightshades, but not black pepper.  Black pepper is a stage 1 reintroduction!  Most people can add it back into their diets with no problem.  I’ve also been able to add dairy back into my diet, but not cooked broccoli.  You see, everyone is different.  You really have to take reintroductions slowly.  One day, you may be able to enjoy chili, too!

Easy Instant Pot Paleo Chili Recipe

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 6 servings

Serving Size: about 1 cup

Easy Instant Pot Paleo Chili Recipe



  1. Place ground beef in inner pot of Instant Pot.
  2. Press Saute button.
  3. Brown ground beef.
  4. Add onions and garlic and cook for 5 minutes, stirring often.
  5. Press Off button.
  6. Add all other ingredients to Instant Pot.
  7. Close lid.
  8. Press Bean/Chili button.
  9. Allow to cook for pre-set time (30 minutes).
  10. When done cooking, press Off button.
  11. Let pressure release naturally for 10 minutes.
  12. Carefully, open lid.
  13. Stir.
  14. Serve.


May be frozen.


For those of you not on the AIP, I hope you enjoy my Easy Instant Pot Paleo Chili recipe.  It’s a quick, easy recipe, that will put a comforting meal on your table. There are so many ways to serve your chili. Some of my favorite ways is on a salad with Jackson’s Honest Sweet Potato Chips, in a bowl with my Yellow Squash Cheese Sauce and guacamole on top, and on a hot dog with a baked sweet potato as the bun. Any way you choose to eat it, I think you’ll enjoy it!

Instant Pot Chili Salad with guacamole and Yellow Squash "Cheese" Sauce by Tara Perillo
Instant Pot Chili Salad with guacamole and Yellow Squash “Cheese” Sauce

As always, I wish you good health…..and, good food!

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Tara Perillo

Welcome all. I am Tara Perillo, herbalist, homeopath, yoga and fitness instructor, and healthy foodie . After successfully reaching remission of my lupus symptoms, through changes in my diet, exercise, and lifestyle, I wrote the ebook, Sickness To Fitness Quick Start Guide. I am also honored to have my paleo and AIP recipes featured in Paleo Magazine, Paleo Living Magazine, Shape Magazine Online, 85 Amazing AIP Breakfasts, The Paleo AIP Instant Pot Cookbook, and blogs by The Paleo Mom, Kris Kresser, Whole New Mom and many others. My focus is to help others become stronger in every facet of their lives. Join me to become stronger in health, mind, body, and spirit, together!

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2 Replies to “Easy Instant Pot Paleo Chili Recipe”

  1. In the chicken thighs mango cilantro recipe what do you mean hit the pressure button twice after hitting poultry? Where is the pressure button? I hit the adjust button but it goes from thirty in the first hit to 5 in the second

    1. Hi Georganne, Some of the older models needed to be set to high pressure. If you have a newer model, you can skip this step. Yours should automatically be set to cook on high pressure after pressing the poultry button.

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