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Instant Pot Super Bowl Chili

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Get ready for Super Bowl Sunday with this delicious Super Bowl Instant Pot chili that’s packed with beef, sausage, vegetables, and a perfect balance of herbs and spices! Ready in less than 30 minutes, it’s the ideal dish to wow friends and family while you cheer on your favorite team. Enjoy an aromatic and heart-warming bowl of this favorite chili recipe today!

A pan of Super Bowl Chili.

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Why I Love this Recipe

First of all, let me just say that my Instant Pot is one of the best purchases I have ever made.

I seriously use this appliance almost more than any other appliance I own. I love how quickly it cooks things and it is so low maintenance!

With the Super Bowl coming up soon, I wanted to share my best chili recipe with you because of how delicious it is and how easy it is to make!

Instant Pot

After browning the meat, you pretty much add all of the ingredients to the Instant Pot, turn it on, and enjoy it about 20 minutes later!

Even if you are not planning to watch the Super Bowl, you can still enjoy a bowl of this chili with a slice of moist cornbread for the perfect meal on a cold day.

Why Chili is a Good Super Bowl Food

When it comes to sports, chili is a timeless classic for a game day menu. It’s hearty, filling, and comforting—just what you need when you’re cheering on your favorite team. Plus, it makes great leftovers if there happens to be any.

It also pairs well with other snacks like chips and dip or soft pretzels at Super Bowl parties.

Chili is also an easy recipe to make that can please and feed a large crowd of people, which makes it the perfect main dish or side at your next Super Bowl Party!

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How Long Do You Cook Chili in an Instant Pot

For this recipe, after cooking the meat and adding all ingredients, I set the Instant Pot to Manual Mode for 20 Minutes. Then let it naturally release for about 10 minutes.

What to serve with Game Day Instant Pot Chili

  • Sweet Moist Corn Bread – Corn Bread and Chili go together like Peanut Butter and Jelly and this corn bread is AMAZING! It is so moist and I can’t believe how easy it is to make.

Lion House Rolls – This is a tried and true recipe for light and fluffy rolls that are perfect every time you make them. Try them with some homemade whipped honey butter.

A Lion House roll and a bowl of whipped honey butter

Buttermilk Biscuits – These biscuits are so easy to make and are literally the BEST biscuits ever! They are so buttery and flaky and can easily be made while your chili is in the Instant Pot.

Someone holding a buttermilk biscuit

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Ingredients for Super Bowl Chili

*Ingredient amounts are located in the recipe card at the end of this post.

Meat: For this Super Bowl chili, I used a combination of ground beef, and hot ground sausage, but feel free to customize this to your taste.

Vegetables: This chili calls for chopped yellow onion, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, and minced garlic cloves.

Tomatoes: Tomatoes are the heart and soul of chili and this recipe uses crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, and diced tomatoes.

Red Kidney Beans: I usually use Kidney beans in this recipe, but I have also used chili beans, pinto beans, and black beans as well with great results.

Diced Green Chiles: To give the chili a bit of heat, I add a can of diced green chiles. Feel free to use mild or hot depending on your preference.

Beef Broth & Soy Sauce: For some extra flavor, I use both beef broth and Soy Sauce in this recipe.

Spices: For this Super Bowl Chili, use a combination of chili powder, beef bullion, cumin, oregano, smoked paprika, coriander, black pepper, and salt.

Brown Sugar: Lastly, a little bit of brown sugar helps to balance out the flavors.

A pan of Instant Pot Chili

Optional Chili Toppings

  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Diced Red Onion
  • Sour Cream
  • Diced Avocado
  • Fresh Cilantro
  • Green Onions
  • Jalapeños
  • Tortilla Chips
  • Hot Sauce

How to Make Instant Pot Chili

[1] Spray the inside of your Instant Pot with nonstick cooking spray or add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and turn on the “saute” function.

Sausage and Ground Beef in an Instant Pot

[2] Place the ground beef and sausage in the Instant Pot and cook, stirring occasionally, until the meat is cooked through.

Sausage, ground beef, onions, and peppers in an Instant Pot

[3] Add the chopped onion, red bell peppers, green bell peppers, and garlic cloves to the meat mixture and allow to cook for 3-5 minutes.

Diced tomatoes for chili

[4] Turn off your Instant Pot and add in the crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, beans, green chiles, beef broth, and soy sauce.

Soy Sauce to make Instant Pot Chili

[5] Stir in the chili powder, beef bullion, brown sugar, cumin, oregano, smoked paprika, coriander, black pepper, and salt.

Chili powder over ingredients for Chili

[6] Place the lid on your Instant Pot and make sure the valve is closed. [7] Set the Instant Pot on Manual mode for 20 minutes.

[7] When the timer goes off, allow the chili to natural release for 10 minutes before manually opening the vent.

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How to Store & Reheat Leftovers

To store, allow the chili to cool completely before transferring it to an airtight container and placing it in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

To reheat, place the desired amount of chili in a microwave-safe bowl and heat for 1-2 minutes or until warm. It can also be reheated in a saucepan on the stove over medium heat.

Instant Pot chili in a ladle

How to Freeze Super Bowl Chili

To freeze, allow the chili to cool completely before transferring it to an airtight container or freezer-safe bag and placing it in the freezer for up to 3 months.

When ready to eat, thaw overnight in the refrigerator and then reheat as directed above.

Stovetop Instructions

To make this Super Bowl Chili on the stovetop, you will need a large pot or Dutch oven.

Follow Steps 1-5 above in the same order. When Step 5 is complete, cover the pot of chili and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Once boiling, decrease heat to low and simmer for 25-30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

When the chili is done, turn off the heat and let it sit for 10 minutes before serving.

Crock Pot Instructions

To make this Super Bowl Chili in the Crock Pot, you will need a large slow cooker.

Follow Steps 1-5 above in the same order. When Step 5 is complete, cover the pot and cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours.

When the chili is done, turn off the heat and let it sit for 10 minutes before serving.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make this chili ahead of time?

Yes, you can. The chili can be made up to 2 days in advance and stored in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Reheat as directed above before serving.

Does this freeze well?

Yes, it does. Follow the directions above for freezing and thawing before reheating.

Can I use something other than ground beef and sausage?

Yes, you can. Feel free to substitute other types of meat such as ground turkey or shredded chicken. You could also add some diced bacon for extra flavor.

Can I make this without beans?

Yes, you can. If you don’t want to use beans in your chili, simply omit them when adding the ingredients to the pot and proceed with the recipe as directed. You could add other vegetables such as corn or diced zucchini instead if desired.

Final Thoughts

This Super Bowl Chili is a hearty and flavorful dish that’s sure to be a hit with your guests while watching the big game. Serve it with all of your favorite chili toppings for an extra special touch. Enjoy!

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Instant Pot Chili

Yield: 10 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Game Day Instant Pot Chili is the perfect blend of tomatoes, beef, sausage, vegetables, and spices and can be made in about 30 minutes!

Ingredients

  • 1 Pound Ground Beef
  • 1 Pound Ground Sausage, I used HOT
  • 1 Yellow Onion, chopped
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper
  • 6 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 1 Can Crushed Tomatoes (28 ounces)
  • 1 Can Tomato Sauce (15 ounces)
  • 2 Cans Diced Tomatoes (14.5 ounces each) I used Rotel Fire Roasted
  • 3 Cans Kidney Beans, (15 ounces each) drained and rinsed
  • 1 Can Diced Green Chiles (4 ounces)
  • 1 Cup Beef Broth
  • 2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons Chili Powder
  • 3 Tablespoons Beef Bullion
  • 1 Tablespoon Cumin
  • 1 Tablespoon Brown Sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons Oregano
  • 1 Teaspoon Smoked Paprika
  • 1 Teaspoon Coriander
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt, add more after cooking if desired

Instructions

    1. Spray the inside of your Instant Pot with nonstick cooking spray and turn on the "saute" function.
    2. Place the ground beef and sausage in the Instant Pot and cook, stirring occasionally, until the meat is cooked through.
    3. Add the chopped onion, red bell peppers, green bell peppers, and garlic cloves to the meat mixture and allow to cook for 3-5 minutes.
    4. Turn off your Instant Pot and add in the crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, beans, green chiles, beef broth, and soy sauce.
    5.  Stir in the chili powder, beef bullion, brown sugar, cumin, oregano, smoked paprika, coriander, black pepper, and salt.
    6. Place the lid on your Instant Pot and make sure the valve is closed. Set the Instant Pot on Manual mode for 20 minutes.
    7. When the timer goes off, allow the chili to natural release for 10 minutes before manually opening the vent.

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