Guajillo Instant Pot Chili

Guajillo Instant Pot Chili

Oh. My. Goodness. This is my favorite chili recipe I have ever written! This is definitely a less than authentic usage of guajillo chilies (they’re usually used in sauces) but this WORKS. The smokiness from the chili is everythinggggg. Im shocked I haven’t thought of this before! Grab a beer and get cooking. Although, you probably wont get to finish it because this gem of a recipe COOKS IN 20 MINUTES TOTAL. Dear instant pot, I love you.

guajillo instant pot chili

I added sweet potato to this chili because I love the way it pairs with the smokiness of the guajillos. I also use quinoa and beans, plus a package of lightlife ground crumbles, linked here:

Needless to say, you wont be hungry after this one.


This Guajillo Instant Pot Chili is:




Insanely quick to make

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Guajillo Instant Pot Chili

April 2, 2020
: 8
: 20 min
: easy

This guajillo instant pot chili also has sweet potato, creating the perfect balance of sweet and smoky. Not to mention its ready in 20 minutes start to finish!


  • 8 guajillo chilies, dried
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 small onions, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 red bell peppers, chopped
  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1 28oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 T smoked paprika
  • 1/2 t oregano, dried
  • 1/2 t cumin, dried
  • 1/2 t coriander, dried, ground
  • 1 t red pepper flakes
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 t kitchen bouillon
  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed
  • 1 can kidney beans, rinsed
  • chopped cilantro, sliced avocado, sliced serranos to serve
  • Step 1 Simmer the guajillo chilies in the water for 5 minutes, then blend until smooth.
  • Step 2 Meanwhile, chop your veg.
  • Step 3 Add all the ingredients EXCEPT THE BEANS to the instant pot. Cook on high for 7 minutes. Gently stir in the beans, cover and let rest for 5 minutes.
  • Step 4 Serve topped with chipped cilantro, sliced avocado and Serranos.

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