Instant Pot Crispy Bacon Chili

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recipe by Casey Thaler

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Does it get any more satisfying than this chili? Loaded with protein, flavor, and bacon, this keto-friendly recipe will satisfy your every craving. Generously sprinkle on more cheese before serving to add even more protein and taste to this already loaded dish. Or get a little friendly with your curry powder and crushed red pepper to make this chili with an extra kick.

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recipe updated Feb 4, 2020


  • Coconut oil icon
    Coconut oil
    2 tbsp (30ml)
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
  • Water icon
    ½ cup (120ml)
  • Bacon icon
    5 slices (None)
  • Ground cumin icon
    Ground cumin
    1 tsp (2g)
  • Ground beef icon
    Ground beef
    2 cups
  • Garlic powder icon
    Garlic powder
    about ½ tbsp (4g)
  • Chili powder icon
    Chili powder
    about ½ tsp (1g)
  • Dried oregano icon
    Dried oregano
    about ½ tsp (0g)
  • Kosher salt icon
    Kosher salt
    about ½ tsp (1g)
  • Chili flakes icon
    Chili flakes
    1 tsp (1g)
  • Crushed tomatoes icon
    Crushed tomatoes
    397g (about 1¾ cups)
  • Black pepper icon
    Black pepper
    about ½ tsp (1g)


  • kCook icon Instant Pot
  • kCook icon Inner pot

Step preview

  1. Add coconut oil to the inner pot
  2. Heat until hot - Sauté, Normal
  3. Then add garlic clove to the inner pot
  4. Sauté - 2 min
  5. Cancel - Sauté
  6. Then pour water into the inner pot
  7. Add bacon, ground cumin, ground beef, garlic powder, chili powder, dried oregano, kosher salt, chili flakes, crushed tomatoes and black pepper to the inner pot
  8. Close and lock the lid and turn the steam release handle to Sealing
  9. Pressure cook - Manual, High, 35 min
  10. Natural release - 10 min
  11. Quick release
  12. Serve
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