Instant Pot Pumpkin Chili
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 15 minutes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Smooth, with little pumpkin taste coming through. It left me with the same taste that I have after leaving Skyline Chili…it’s the cinnamon that lingers on your taste buds!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 1 - lb(s) ground beef
  • 1 - Tbsp minced onion
  • 1 - tsp garlic powder
  • 1 - 15 oz diced tom & green chile
  • 1 - 15 oz. can(s) diced tomatoes
  • 1 - 15 oz can(s) pure pumpkin
  • 1 - 15 oz. can(s) red kidney beans
  • 1 1/2 - Tbsp chili powder
  • 1/2 - tsp cinnamon
  • 2 - cup(s) beef broth
  • - Salt and pepper
  • 1 - cup(s) hot water**
  • Side: - veggies**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Open and drain the can of diced tomatoes with green chiles. Open the cans of diced tomatoes, pure pumpkin and red kidney beans. Rinse and drain the beans.
  2. In a large saucepan, brown the ground beef with the minced onion and garlic powder. Drain and add to electric pressure cooker insert.
  3. Stir in the diced tomatoes with jalapenos, diced tomatoes, pure pumpkin, red kidney beans, chili powder and cinnamon with the ground beef. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir in the beef broth and hot water.
  4. Steam valve: Sealing.
  5. Cook on: Manual/High for 15 minutes.
  6. Release: Natural or Quick.
  7. Prepare veggies.
  8. Serve Instant Pot Pumpkin Chili with veggies.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Brown 2 lbs. ground beef with 2 Tbsp minced onion and 2 tsp garlic powder. Let cool.
  2. Open and drain 2 cans of diced tomatoes with green chiles, 2 cans of diced tomatoes, and 2 cans of red kidney beans. Rinse the beans. Open 2 cans of pumpkin.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie in a round bowl/dish, add the following ingredients:

  • Half of the browned ground beef
  • 1 - 15 oz. can diced tomatoes with green chiles
  • 1 - 15 oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 1 - 15 oz. can pure pumpkin
  • 1 - 15 oz. can red kidney beans
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 cups beef broth

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to pressure cooker insert with hot water.

Special notes

Add 5-10 minutes of pressure cooking time, if cooking from completely frozen or partially frozen. Note that preheat time and release time may vary by appliance. See for more tips and tricks.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when served with dairy-free sides.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when served with gluten-free sides.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Instant Pot Pumpkin Chili

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw, add hot water to Instant Pot and then add contents of baggie. Cook on high pressure for 15 minutes with sealed valve; then natural release.
Serve with veggies.

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