Instant Pot Paleo Chili

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Instant Pot Paleo Chili

Instant Pot Paleo Chili is on the menu. Delicious chili mince with seasonal vegetables, a hearty texture, and a good chili kick. If you miss chili now that you are on Paleo, then you will love my Instant Pot Paleo Chili. This yummy Instant Pot Chili has just 5 ingredients.

This Instant Pot Paleo Chili recipe is sponsored by Casa De Sante & their Cajun Rub

I know. I know. You’ve been waiting ages for us to put together an Instant Pot Paleo Chili recipe. Well we finally did it and its so good that you wouldn’t ever think it was Paleo and you certainly will not miss the beans.

Of course, there is not a single kidney bean in it which I am so glad about. I have always avoided traditional Instant Pot Chili because of those kidney beans, so it’s a relief to replace the kidney beans with sweet potatoes and mixed peppers.

I am not 100% Paleo, more like 75%. But I choose dark chocolate over milk, coconut milk over Greek yoghurt, sweet potatoes over white potatoes and love to eat weird leftovers for breakfast. Though, don’t tell me off too much if I mention that I still have an addiction to cheese, ice cream and chocolate that I just can’t shake off.

In other words, I am a Paleo follower as long as there is no Ben & Jerrys, no cheese sauce and certainly no box of chocolates!

This Instant Pot Paleo Chili is another of our 5 ingredient recipes and we are using:

Plus of course my 6 litre Instant Pot Pressure Cooker which we would be lost without it. For cooking actual mince, it is not much quicker than in a pan, but for getting your vegetables for your Instant Pot Paleo Chili it makes them tender in an instant!

Instant Pot Paleo Chili

We are lucky to be able to source our mince beef from our local Makro store. Makro is like the business owners answer to Cosco and then do delicious packs of mince. They are sold in packs of 1600g and we batch the packs into 3s for the freezer and then use 500g of mince as and when we want to use it.

Instant Pot Paleo Chili is priced as follows:

  • Mince Beef = 2,00€
  • Mixed Peppers = 1,50€
  • Sweet Potatoes = FREE
  • Chili Rub = 0,05€
  • Tinned Tomatoes = 0,40€
  • Total Cost = 3,95€
  • Per Serving = 0,79€

In USD money this is just $0.65 per person. The plan was that our Instant Pot Paleo Chili would feed the 5 of us, but we had some leftover. We then mixed it with some cauliflower rice the next day for lunch and it was like a really delicious Bolognese.

I also managed to source the sweet potato for free as our lovely neighbour grows it and gave me some.

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Instant Pot Paleo Chili (in a few simple steps)

First of all, you sauté the first can of tinned tomatoes with your diced pepper. The tomatoes then work as an oil to stop it from sticking, keep this dish very low in calories.

 Instant Pot Paleo Chili

Secondly, you add the rest of the ingredients and give it a good stir so that everything is well mixed.

 Instant Pot Paleo Chili

Thirdly you seal your Instant Pot and wait 10 minutes for your Paleo Chili to cook. Then you check it out and make sure everything is well cooked and of course serve!

 Instant Pot Paleo Chili

That really is all there is to making your own Instant Pot Paleo Chili. Its like a magic wand for a really easy lunch or dinner for when you eat healthy and can’t be bothered to spend all night in the kitchen or for when you would otherwise ring for a takeaway!

How To Make Paleo Chili In The Instant Pot

Instant Pot Paleo Chili - How To Make Paleo Chili In The Instant Pot

Swap Kidney Beans For EXTRA Veg. If you just remove the kidney beans, then you might as well just be eating a spicy Bolognese. The best vegetables to add to a chili is aubergine (egg plant), mixed peppers or sweet potato. Or you could have all 3.

Use your preferred oil. You don’t have to use olive oil. Olive oil, coconut oil or avocado oil are my 3 favourites. But olive oil is good for being non-stick in the Instant Pot. Or instead of an oil use the tinned tomatoes sooner (like we did) and they can form as part of your sauce and it will save the oil calories.

Build your own chili. You can use any mince that you like. I prefer beef. But we also regularly buy mince pork, mince lamb and mince veal. You can also choose which vegetables you want to include. My advice is to avoid watery vegetables such as courgette (zucchini) as they make the chili too watery.

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Instant Pot Paleo Chili
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Instant Pot Paleo Chili

Instant Pot Paleo Chili. Delicious and easy in the instant pot pressure cooker. Perfect for mid-week healthy family dinners.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time14 mins
Servings: 5
Calories: 228kcal



  • Slice the peppers into medium sized chunks. Peel and dice the sweet potato intro medium to large chunks.
  • Place the peppers and the first can of tinned tomatoes into the Instant Pot. Cook on the sauté setting for 2 minutes.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients, stir and then cancel the sauté.
  • Place the lid on the Instant Pot, set the valve to sealing and cook for 10 minutes on manual.
  • When it beeps manually release pressure, stir and serve.


We used the equivalent of 1.5 large peppers made up of a bit leftover from a yellow, a red and a green pepper. You could use a mix like us, or 1.5 from just one type. Have a read of the review below for the chili seasoning that we used.
It is rather strong therefore for cooking a Paleo Chili in the Instant Pot you only need a teaspoon. Also remember that the pressure cooker reduces flavour, therefore if you were using this chili flavouring away from your Instant Pot to half it. You need the sweet potato chunks to be bigger than the pepper chunks.
This is because the sweet potato ends up soggy and over cooked in the Instant Pot otherwise and gives you nice chunks when cooked. The tinned tomatoes can size was a small can and 330g. If you have large ones, then use one large one instead.
We have found the best place to source ground beef to make instant pot Paleo Chili is from ButcherBox. You even receive free bacon and $10 off your first order when you sign up with this link.


Calories: 228kcal | Carbohydrates: 8.5g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 7.7g | Saturated Fat: 3.5g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 96mg | Potassium: 576mg | Fiber: 1.4g | Sugar: 2.7g | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 3.4mg
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Where To Source Your Ground Beef To Make Instant Pot Paleo Chili:

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FODMAP & Paleo Instant Pot Chili

Like on our last fortnightly Instant Pot recipe for our Instant Pot chicken fajitas and the fortnight before with our Instant Pot Rotisserie Chicken we are back with the Casa De Sante brand and another of their miracle seasonings. This time the focus is on chili seasoning and making a healthy Instant Pot Paleo Chilli.

Instant Pot Paleo Chili - Top 10 reasons to buy the paleo chili rub

Here are 10 reasons to buy the Chili Rub:

  • 1:1 substitution ratio
  • A lot of spicy heat
  • Free of artificial ingredients and preservatives
  • Gluten free
  • Good in more than chili
  • Great value
  • No added sugar
  • No garlic or onion
  • Resealable foil packet for freshness
  • Suitable for people with digestive conditions

Our verdict – There’s no pulling any punches when it comes to spice. Casa de Sante Onion & Garlic Substitute Chilli Seasoning is hot. The package calls for a 1:1 ratio in your favourite chili recipe, but I found that you could easily use less. Used at the full ratio, I found the chili I made was far too spicy for my family. I could have cut it in half without losing the aromatics of the chili powder, cumin, asafoetida, or oregano.

By using less, this makes the 1.25 ounce package stretch for dozens of recipes. Use it in burger mixes, tacos, tortilla soup, chili, and any dish that needs a kick of spicy heat. I want to try it in tortilla soup next. I imagine it would be fantastic. I’m envisioning all the ways I could use it this year. I’m thinking of hearty Mexican chicken stews for the rest of winter before moving to black bean chili burgers this spring and summer. The possibilities are endless.

The chili seasoning does not contain a lot of ingredients. The cayenne stands out, even if it’s not the first ingredient on the list. Chili powder is first. Followed by cayenne, paprika, cumin, asafoetida, and oregano. That’s it. You don’t have to worry about added sugar, which is common in many chili seasoning mixes. I love that the ingredients are simple and not artificial or unnecessary.

Overall – I’m finding myself really enjoying ever mix that Casa de Sante offers. This is no exception. It delivers a very spicy chili seasoning mix that could be used in so many recipes. With the low cost and reusable foil bag, you can keep it fresh and always in stock. Don’t use another chili seasoning, buy Casa de Sante Onion & Garlic Substitute Chilli Seasoning and experience a great product for a very reasonable price.

Best Feature – I often look at Instant Pot Chili recipes online and I glance at the ingredients list and I can’t breathe. Its panic as there is such a huge amount of ingredients to buy and measure out and suddenly, it’s a huge undertaking to make your own Instant Pot Paleo Chili. However, use this chili blend instead and the amount of ingredients goes down by 80%.

 Instant Pot Paleo Chili

BUY The Chili Rub

If you would like to buy the Casa De Sante Chili Rub (the same one we have) or explore the rest of their range then you can do so by clicking on the banner below:

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Plus, a HUGE thank you to Casa De Sante for giving us the opportunity to recipe test their Chili rub. You can also connect with Casa De Sante on Facebook & Pinterest. You can also buy the product on Amazon by clicking here!

Instant Pot Paleo Chili

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