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Instant Pot Pinto Bean Chili with Millet (Vegan)

This Instant Pot Vegan Chili with Millet and Pinto beans makes for one super flavorful, healthy, protein-packed dish that is easy to make and can be used variety of delicious ways!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Additional Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 50 mins
Course: Entrées, Instant Pot, Vegan
Cuisine: Mexican, Pressure Cooking, Vegan
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 228kcal
Author: Kristen Wood


  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 bell pepper chopped
  • 2 tbs chili powder
  • 2 tsp cocoa or cacao powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp red chili flakes
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cups pinto beans soaked for at least 3 hours
  • 1 cup millet uncooked
  • 1 cup sweet corn kernels fresh or frozen (optional)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 cups fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 7 cups vegetable stock or water
  • 1 tbs coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup fresh mixed greens optional
  • to taste sea salt
  • Optionally garnish with fresh cilantro or parsley


  • Soak dried pinto beans for at least three hours prior to making chili.
  • Set Intstant pot to saute mode.
  • Stir in oil, onion, garlic and bell pepper. Saute for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Stir in spices – chili powder through bay leaf. Saute for 1 minute longer.
  • Stir in pinto beans, millet, corn, cilantro and parsley. Saute for 1 minute longer while stirring constantly. Turn off saute mode (press cancel).
  • Stir in tomatoes & vegetable stock.
  • Lock on lid, close vent, and Manual High Pressure cook for 33 minutes.
  • Press cancel and quick release.
  • Stir in sugar, vinegar, greens. Salt to taste.
  • Serve immediately or place in Keep Warm mode until ready to serve.
  • Optionally garnish with cilantro and/or parsley before serving.
  • Enjoy!



Also see: 22 Amazing Side Dishes for Chili.
Please refer to the 'Tips' sections above in the post for more information.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 228kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 1051mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 8g