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4 Bean Instant Pot Chili (vegan) with jalapeno slices, diced yellow bell pepper in a white bowl

Instant Pot 4 Bean Chili (vegan)

This easy Instant Pot 4 Bean Chili is simple to assemble and quick pressure cooking creates bold flavors with a creamy texture to the broth.  Naturally vegan, it makes a great protein-packed meatfree entree or can be loaded with toppings like grated cheese, sour cream, cilantro and avocado slices.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 9 1-cup servings
Calories 369kcal
Author Toni Dash


  • 6 quart Instant Pot


  • 2 teaspoons Olive Oil
  • 1 medium Yellow Onion peeled and chopped
  • 1 Yellow Bell Pepper seeded and chopped
  • 3 Garlic Cloves diced
  • 3 tablespoons Chili Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Cumin
  • 2 teaspoons Oregano
  • 1 Chipotle Pepper chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Adobo Sauce from the can of chipotle en adobo
  • 2 cups Low Sodium Vegetable Stock
  • 1 15-ounce can Tomato Sauce
  • 1 15-ounce can Petite Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 15-ounce can Black Beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 15-ounce can Red Kidney Beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 15-ounce can Canellini Beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 15-ounce can Great Northern Beans drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher Salt

Optional topping ideas

  • torn cilantro leaves
  • sour cream (if not vegan)
  • shredded cheese (if not vegan)
  • pickled jalapenos
  • sliced avocados


  • Select the SAUTE function on the Instant Pot. Heat the oil and add the onion, peppers and garlic.  Saute until onion starts to soften (3-4 minutes).
  • Add the chili powder, cumin and oregano; saute for an additional minute. NOTE: to avoid a burn warning on the Instant Pot ensure no food particles are sticking to the bottom of the insert before proceeding.
  • Add the remaining ingredients, secure the lid, set the vent on SEALING and select MANUAL, High Pressure for 10 minutes.
  • When complete, do a Natural Release for 10 minutes then release the remaining pressure manually, stir and serve.  Garnish as desired.


Calories: 369kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 943mg | Potassium: 1582mg | Fiber: 18g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1280IU | Vitamin C: 37.3mg | Calcium: 166mg | Iron: 8.5mg