Instant Pot Simple Chili Recipe Like Wendy’s

If you like Wendy’s chili, we have a simple chili recipe for the Instant Pot that is comparable. This recipe will remind you of Wendy’s but is much more delightful.

Instant Pot Simple Chili Recipe Like Wendy's

A very delightful chili recipe for the Instant Pot that is similar to Wendy's chili.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 cups


  • 1 tablespoon Vegetable Oil
  • 2 tablespoons Minced Garlic
  • 1 pound Ground Beef the leaner, the better.
  • 1 large, whole Onion chop the onion into pieces.
  • 1 large Bell Pepper chop the bell pepper into pieces.
  • 6 stalks celery chop up the celery.
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 package Chili Seasoning any brand you like will do, McCormick's is the best.
  • 1 can Kidney Beans Ranch Style is preferred.
  • 1 can Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 can Rotel Original Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • 1 dash Salt add salt as desired.
  • 1 dash Black Pepper add black pepper as desired.


  • Begin by putting your Instant Pot on the Saute setting. Add the minced garlic and vegetable oil.
  • After the pot becomes hot, you want to add the ground beef.
  • Brown the ground beef and then add the bell pepper, chopped onions, and celery.
  • Once your onions are translucent, add the chili seasoning.
  • Turn your Instant Pot off of Saute.
  • Add your water and mix. Add the kidney beans, and then stir.
  • Add your tomato sauce, Rotel, and your original diced tomatoes to the pot. Do not stir this in, just let it sit on top.
  • Place the lid on your Instant Pot, seal the vent, and then set high pressure for 10 minutes.
  • Allow the pot to manually release for about 10 minutes before you open the lid. You can now eat your chili anytime you want.

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