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Spicy Bean Chili with Beyond Meat Hot Italian Sausages

A one pot meal that’s ready in no time and will last all week long. I love the simplicity of it, the heat and it’s very filling.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Dish
Servings: 12
Calories: 195kcal


  • Instant Pot


  • 6 cans mixed beans pinto, cannellini, great northern and red kidney
  • 1 ½ cups BBQ sauce
  • 1 ½ cups maple syrup
  • 1 garlic bulb peeled and sliced
  • 3 large onions chopped Vidalia and red
  • 1 ½ tsp dry mustard
  • ½ tsp cayenne
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp onion salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 4 Beyond Meat Hot Italian Sausages cook in skillet on medium high heat for 6 minutes. After cooled, slice into chunks.
  • 2 tbsp *Avocado oil for cooking onions and garlic


  • Rinse and drain the canned beans.
  • Using the sauté function on your Instant Pot, heat avocado oil until shimmering.
  • Add onion and sauté about 3-5 minutes, until starting to soften and brown.
  • Add garlic and sauté a couple more minutes, stirring occasionally to avoid scorching.
  • Turn the Sauté function off on the Instant Pot.
  • Add the beans, BBQ sauce, maple syrup and 6 spices into the pot, folding them together gently.
  • Secure the lid on the Instant Pot, select High Pressure for 10 minutes and hit start. Watch it closely so it doesn't burn.
  • While the chili is cooking, cut up the sausage and cook it on medium high heat for 5-6 minutes in a skillet with avocado oil. Set aside and add to the chili when it's done.
  • When done, make sure the pressure valve is down and the steam is released before opening.
  • Open the lid and add the cooked Beyond Meat Sausages to the hot chili.
  • Enjoy your big pot of plantbased chili!


Note: Keep an eye on the Instant Pot while cooking the Chili.  It can get hot very quick and doesn’t always need the 10 minutes on High Pressure.  You can always shut it off and unplug it early if it does over heat. 
If you have the time, you can use dried beans, soak them over night, rinse and then cook them.
Enjoy the beans with wild rice, small golden or red baked potatoes, or with a plate of greens and chips.


Calories: 195kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 350mg | Potassium: 176mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 181IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 1mg
Instant Pot Spicy Bean Chili

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