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Healthy Instant Pot Bison Chili


This healthy Instant Pot Bison Chili recipe is PERFECT for food prep! It is made quickly and with minimal clean up in a slow cooker or pressure cooker.


  • 1 lb ground beef, bison, or chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 10 oz can of diced tomatoes & green chilies
  • 15 oz can of black beans (drained)
  • 1/2 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp mustard (spicy, regular or a combination of both)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/21 Tbsp olive oil (to saute onions and garlic)


  1. Saute the onion and garlic in the Instant Pot (press the saute button and add olive oil, onion, and garlic).
  2. Once onions are translucent add your meat (ground chicken, beef, or bison) to the pot and cook until brown. Once cooked, drain if desired.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients, mix well, cover and lock the lid. Press the “Keep Warm/Cancel” button on the Instant Pot, then press the “Bean/Chili” button to begin the pressure cooking. It should be automatically set for 30 minutes. Make sure the steam valve is closed.
  4. Once the chili is done, the Instant Pot will automatically switch to the “Keep Warm” mode. Allow the pressure to release naturally or use the quick release.
  5. Top with cheese, cilantro, or green onions – if desired.


If using a crockpot, saute the onion and garlic and brown the meat in a separate pan. Add the onion, garlic, and meat to the crockpot. Add all remaining ingredients and cook on low for 4 hours.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: American