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Instant Pot Three Bean Chili

Three Bean Chili with kidney beans, chickpeas and black beans
Prep Time14 mins
Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: dinner
Cuisine: Vegan
Keyword: beans, Chili
Author: Shelly Hughes



  • 1 onion, diced 1 cup of onions diced
  • 3 cloved of garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeno optional
  • 1 ½ tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 28 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 2 15 oz can kidney beans
  • 1 15 oz can black beans
  • 1 15oz can chickpeas
  • 4 cup water
  • 1 6 oz tomato paste


  • Turn the Instant Pot on to saute. Add the diced onions and a little water and saute the onions until soften, 3-5 minutes and continue to stir.
  • Add in the minced garlic and stir about 1 minute. Add small amount of additional water if onions or garlic begin to stick
  • Add in the diced jalopeno. Stir for 30 seconds. Add in the tomato paste and stir for about one minute. Add in the chili powder and cumin and stir. Add in the diced tomatoes.
  • Add in the beans and water and stir.
  • Add the lid to the Instant Pot and change the setting to manual and set for 20 minutes. Natural release.
  • Optional: To thicken the chili once the chili is done cooking. Remove the lid  to the Instant Pot and add 2 cups of chili to a blender or Vitamix. for about 20-30 seconds. Add the blended chili to the chili in the Instant Pot and stir. This will thicken the chili.
  • Ready to serve.


If you do not have an Instant Pot or a pressure cooker, you can make this chili in a soup pot on the stove. You just need to stir the chili often. Cook for about 60-90 minutes.