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Healthy Instant Pot Turkey Chili

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If you’re looking for a Healthy Instant Pot Turkey Chili recipe, this is one you have to try! We’ve fallen in love with the robust flavors expected in a great chili, yet still easy to make and, best of all, healthy! And did I mention that this Turkey Chili recipe is ready in about 20 minutes?

Bowl of Instant Pot Turkey Chili with Sour Cream and Cilantro

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Perfect for chilly fall days, this Healthy Instant Pot Turkey Chili recipe packed with beans, veggies, and ready for all your favorite toppings is just the thing I like to make for my family with a wedge of cornbread on the side (spread with honey butter if it’s as a weekend treat!)

Chopped ingredients for Instant Pot turkey chili

Ingredients

You will need to gather ground turkey, 15-ounce cans of black beans, pinto beans, and fire-roasted tomatoes. You will also need an 8-ounce can of tomato paste and a variety of pantry herbs and spices.

For the vegetables, you will need a small onion, a couple of garlic cloves, and two bell peppers. I like to add color by using a green and orange bell pepper.

Turkey Chili in the Instant Pot before the ingredients have been stirred in.

Hints & Tips

  • Be sure to scrape up any browned bits on the bottom of the Instant Pot when using the saute function to cook the ground turkey, onions, and peppers. If they are left intact, it could possibly trigger the burn error. Which simply means, the pressure cooker stops cooking.
  • Also, be sure to add the tomatoes and tomato paste as the last ingredients… and do not stir them into the chili. This also will help prevent that dreaded burn error.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I freeze this turkey chili?

Sure! It is super quick to make so I usually make it fresh, but it will freeze well in sealed, labeled containers for up to 3 months.

Do I have to use fire roasted tomatoes?

If you can find them I love them for adding an extra layer of flavor but if you can’t regular tinned tomatoes will also produce a delicious chili.

bowl of turkey chili with salad and corn muffins

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Bowl of Instant Pot Turkey Chili with Sour Cream and Cilantro

Healthy Instant Pot Turkey Chili

If you're looking for a healthy Instant Pot Turkey Chili recipe, this is one you have to try! We've fallen in love with the robust flavors expected in a great chili, yet still quick and easy to make any day of the week. And, best of all, healthy! 
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Stephanie Wilson

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • small onion finely diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 bell peppers I use green and orange
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste about 1 tsp each
  • 15 ounce can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 15 ounce can pinto beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup water
  • 2-15 ounce cans fire-roasted tomatoes drained
  • 6- ounce can tomato paste

Instructions

  • Select the "saute" setting on the Instant Pot. Add the olive oil and let heat for a few seconds. Then add the ground turkey and cook until browned, breaking up as it cooks. Remove the turkey from the pressure cooker, place in a bowl, and set aside.
  • Add the chopped onion and peppers to the insert, and continue to cook on the saute setting until softened, about 3 minutes. Stir in the garlic, chili powder, Italian seasoning, cumin, paprika, cocoa powder, sugar, salt and pepper to taste; I use about 1 tsp each. Cook for another 30 seconds or until the herbs and spices become fragrant. Turn the Instant Pot off.
  • Stir in the beans and the water. Use a spoon to deglaze the insert by scraping away any browned bits of food. Then stir in the ground turkey. Without stirring, add the tomatoes and tomato paste.
  • Set the lid in place and turn the valve to sealing. Select manual high pressure and cook for 5 minutes… or the Chili/Beans setting. Once it has finished cooking, quick release the pressure.
  • Serve with assorted toppings and cornbread or corn muffins.

Notes

Instant Pot Turkey Chili Topping Ideas:
  • shredded cheese
  • sour cream
  • diced fresh tomatoes
  • fresh cilantro

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 387kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 635mg | Fiber: 15g | Sugar: 8g

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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Course: Instant Pot
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy instant pot turkey chili, turkey chili

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