Instant Pot Wendy’s Copycat Chili

This Instant Pot Wendy’s Copycat Chili is delicious and so easy to make! Dinner is ready in less than 30 minutes!

This Instant Pot Wendy's Copycat Chili is delicious and so easy to make! Dinner is ready in less than 30 minutes!
Hi friends! Can you believe that the new year is around the corner? Maybe one of your resolutions next year is to make more wholesome dinners at home for your family. Or maybe you got one of those new fandangled Instant Pots for Christmas and you’re looking for new recipes to try out. Or maybe you’re a fan of Wendy’s Chili like I am! Well whichever camp you’re in, you’re going to love this Instant Pot Wendy’s Copycat Chili!

I am always on the hunt for new recipes that will work for our growing family. My boys are picky, definitely meat and potatoes kinds of guys. So while trying new recipes can be tricky, a quick and easy chili recipe was a no brainer! I’m actually not sure why I haven’t tried this earlier. This Santa Fe Soup is a family favorite, so chili is a natural progression.

And let’s talk about this Instant Pot for a minute. I’m new to the machine so I’m still working out what all we can make with it. I even bought one for my mom for Christmas so that she can help me figure it out. Anyone else do the same? So far we love making spaghetti and meatballs and delicious French Dip Sandwiches in it. And now – this Instant Pot Wendy’s Copycat Chili!

To make the Instant Pot Wendy’s Copycat Chili, I started with a pound of lean beef. I like super lean for this recipe so that you don’t have to drain it! Keep it simple, right?! Set the Instant Pot on Saute, add a little oil and garlic and simmer for a minute or two then add the ground beef.

Instant Pot Wendy's Copycat Chili
Once the beef is no longer pink, add your chopped onion, bell pepper and celery. Continue to cook the beef and vegetable mixture until the onions start to turn translucent. That’s when you can add your seasoning.

Instant Pot Wendy's Copycat Chili
Mix all that together, then add a cup of water. Follow that with your Ranch Style Beans and Kidney beans and stir in.

Instant Pot Wendy's Copycat Chili
Then add your Rotel, diced tomatoes topped with the tomato sauce.

Instant Pot Wendy's Copycat Chili
At this point, add your Instant Pot lid, secure it and make sure the vent is set to seal. Add 10 minutes to your Instant Pot on manual and leave it! I let the pot natural release and let me tell you I came back to a glorious sight…

Instant Pot Wendy's Copycat Chili

Instant Pot Wendy's Copycat Chili
 
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Recipe type: Entree
Serves: 8 cups
Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 large bell pepper, chopped
  • 6 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 package McCormick's Chili Seasoning
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 15 oz can Ranch Style Beans
  • 1 15 oz can dark red kidney beans, drained
  • 1 15 oz can RoTel Original
  • 1 15 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 15 oz can tomato sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Set your Instant Pot to Saute and vegetable oil and minced garlic to the pot.
  2. Once the pot is hot and oil is simmering, add ground beef.
  3. Once browned, add chopped onion, bell pepper and celery to the beef.
  4. Cook until onion is starting to become translucent, then add McCormick's Chili Seasoning.
  5. Mix well and add water.
  6. Scrape up any browned bits that have adhered to the bottom of the pot.
  7. Add Ranch Style and kidney beans to the pot and stir.
  8. Then add Rotel, diced tomatoes and tomato sauce on top.
  9. Then add your Instant Pot lid, make sure vent is set to seal and add 10 minutes to your IP on manual.
  10. Once time is up, let your Instant Pot naturally release.
  11. Once released, open your Instant Pot, stir and enjoy your chili!

It was so easy to whip up and in no time I had a delicious, hearty and wholesome meal for the family!

This Instant Pot Wendy's Copycat Chili is delicious and so easy to make! Dinner is ready in less than 30 minutes!
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This Instant Pot Wendy's Copycat Chili is delicious and so easy to make! Dinner is ready in less than 30 minutes!

Kimberly Sneed
Hi, I'm Kimberly! A working mom, wife to my best friend and mother to three adorable boys. By day I work in social media and by night I attempt to make our house a home. I enjoy all things creative and love to share my adventures with you!
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