Instant Pot Chili is healthy, adaptable and easy to make. Read all my tips to make it your perfect chili recipe - spicy, mild, vegetarian, Whole30, Paleo, not Paleo, whatever you like, I tell you how to make it happen in this recipe! You can even make it in the slow cooker or on the stove!
1large sweet potato, scrubbed or peeled, diced into 1/2-inch cubes (about 2 heaping cups)
1can(28 ounce) crushed tomatoes
1can(14.5 ounce) petite diced tomatoes
2cupsbeef or chicken broth (see note)
For topping: Avocado, cilantro, green onion
Turn pressure cooker on to Sauté and add oil to insert of Instant Pot. Add ground turkey, season with salt and pepper, and brown, breaking up as it cooks - about 6 minutes. When it is no longer pink, add onion, bell pepper, carrots, and celery. Continue to sauté until onions start to become translucent - about 3 minutes.
Add spices (chili powder, cumin, smoked paprika, oregano, garlic powder, and cayenne). Stir to coat and to gently toast spices.
Add tomato paste and stir, breaking up tomato paste and continuing to cook until everything is coated with tomato paste, being careful not to let it burn.
Add sweet potato, crushed tomatoes, diced tomatoes, and broth. Stir to combine, scraping up any brown bits on the bottom of the pot. Turn Instant Pot off.
Secure cover on Instant Pot and turn valve to seal.
Cook on high pressure for 12 minutes. After 12 minutes, quick release the pressure by turning the value to vent. Once it is done releasing pressure, remove cover and enjoy topped with your favorite chili toppings.
Ground beef may also be used. If you use a ground meat with a higher fat content, you may have to drain it after browning.
To cook in the slow cooker: Sauté the meat and vegetables on the stovetop in large skillet. Add the spices and tomato paste and stir to combine. Place this mixture along with the rest of the ingredients in the slow cooker and cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 3 hours or until the sweet potatoes are fork-tender.
To cook on the stovetop: In a large pot, sauté the meat and vegetables in the oil. Add the spices and tomato paste and stir until combined. Add the rest of the ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and simmer uncovered for 30-45 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are fork-tender.
I like red bell peppers but any color will work!
If you’re following a Whole30 diet, make sure to choose compliant broth. Many contain sugar or honey. If you’re in a pinch, you may also use water - it still tastes great that way!