Instant Pot Lentil Chili

Hearty lentils take the place of ground beef in this deeply-seasoned Instant Pot Lentil Chili recipe that cooks up quickly and easily in yourpressure cooker!

My family has been super into chili this fall. We’ve been making chilis once a week, sometimes more. What I love about Instant Pot Lentil Chili is thatit’s a true one-pot meal. Saute the veggies right in your Instant Pot, add the rest of your ingredients, bring to pressure and walk away.

If you don’t have an Instant Pot, don’t worry! You canmake thislentil chili in any electric pressure cooker with a saute function or any stovetop pressure cooker. Same directions, same amounts.

Yields 4 servings

Instant Pot Lentil Chili

Lentils take the place of ground beef in this deeply-seasoned chili recipe that cooks up quickly and easily in the Instant Pot!

10 minPrep Time

25 minCook Time

35 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 cup green lentils
  • 1 3/4 cups black beans OR 1 15 ounce can, drained and rinsed
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Use the saute function to heat the oil, then add the onion, bell pepper, and garlic. Cook, stirring, until the onions turn translucent (about 3 minutes).
  2. Add the salt, chili powder, and cumin, and stir to coat the vegetables with the spices.
  3. Add the lentils, black beans, broth, and tomatoes. Cover your pot, and bring to high pressure for 8 minutes. Do a natural release for 15 minutes.
  4. Season with salt and pepper.
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Hearty lentils take the place of ground beef in this deeply-seasoned Instant Pot Lentil Chili recipe that cooks up quickly and easily in your pressure cooker!

All photos by Becky Striepe.

59 comments

Kimberly W
Kimberly W7 days ago

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Janet B
Janet B12 days ago

Thanks

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Christina C
Christina C23 days ago

Thank you for sharing!

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ERIKA S
ERIKA S25 days ago

thank you

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Anna R
Anna R25 days ago

thank you

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Amy W
Amy W25 days ago

Looks AMAZING and so healthy! Definitely going to try this recipe as is the first time around! Thank you!

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Teresa A
Teresa A26 days ago

Thank you.

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ERIKA S
ERIKA S26 days ago

thank you

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Denise D
Denise D26 days ago

Looks yummy!

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Chad Anderson
Chad A26 days ago

Sounds good!

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