Instant Pot Turkey Chili

This instant pot turkey chili is a nutritious and comforting meal made all in one cooking vessel! The multi-cooker browns the turkey for more flavor and pressure cooks the vegetables, beans, and quinoa in just 10 minutes.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 299kcal
Author: Jessica Gavin


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (30ml)
  • 1 pound ground turkey (454g, 16 ounces)
  • 1 cup yellow onion (138g) 1/4 inch dice
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic (12g)
  • 1 jalapeno pepper stemmed, seeded and minced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder (8g)
  • 1 tablespoon cumin (4g)
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika (3g)
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt (6g) plus more for seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste (20g) plus more for seasoning
  • 15 ounces diced tomatoes (425g) canned with juice
  • 1 cup red bell pepper (118g) 1/4 inch dice
  • 15 ounces red kidney beans (425g) canned, rinsed and drained
  • 15 ounces pinto beans (425g) canned, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups sweet potato (360g) 1/4 inch dice
  • 1 cup corn kernels (156g) fresh, frozen or canned
  • 1/2 cup quinoa (97g) rinsed
  • 3 cups unsalted chicken stock (720ml) divided


  • Press the "saute" button on the instant pot. Press "adjust" and select "more" setting. Once the display says "Hot", add the olive oil and allow to heat.
  • Once the oil is hot add the ground turkey. Saute until meat is browned and no longer pink, 5 minutes.
  • Add the onions, garlic, and jalapenos. Saute until onions are tender, 3 minutes.
  • Add the chili powder, cumin, smoked paprika, pepper and salt to the pot. Stir to combine and cook until fragrant, 30 seconds.
  • Add tomato paste, diced tomato, bell pepper, kidney beans, pinto beans, sweet potato, corn, quinoa and 2 cups chicken stock. Stir to combine.
  • Place lid on Instant Pot and close. Makes sure the steam release handle is positioned to "sealing".
  • Select the "Bean/Chili" setting. Use the "-" button to adjust the time to 10 minutes.
  • It will take some time (about 10 minutes) for the pot to gather steam and pressurize. You may see some traces of steam exit from the float valve as it is pressurizing.
  • Once the display indicates "On" and begins the countdown at "10", and beeps when the cycle is complete.
  • Cover your hand with an oven mitt or towel to carefully quick release the pressure from the pot, sliding the steam release handle to the "Venting" position, releasing all of the steam until the float valve drops down.
  • Carefully open the lid, and stir to pot. Add about 1 cup more chicken stock if needed to loosen the chili.
  • Taste and season with more salt and pepper or spices as desired.


  • Optional Toppings: Sour cream, cheese, avocado, green onions, cilantro, jalapenos, radishes, pepitas, or limes.
  • For a spicier chili add more jalapenos or increase the amount of chili powder to taste.
  • 1 serving = 1 cup chili


Calories: 299kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 701mg | Potassium: 708mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 10000IU | Vitamin C: 57.8mg | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 2.9mg
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