Instantpot Turkey Chili
Turkey chili in the instant-pot.  A simple, fast dinner when you need a quick, warming dinner.

Last night I had defrosted some organic, pastured ground turkey with all intentions of having turkey burgers for dinner, but when time came to cook them, chili sounded better to me.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I did, you can make it spicier than I like, you'll see options, but the level of spice I used was just perfect for me.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or coconut oil
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 bell pepper  , I prefer red pepper, but you can use green pepper
  • 3 carrots, thinly sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves crushed
  • 3 stalks celery, thinly sliced
  • 1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1  1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Himalayan sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon tamari sauce (or soy sauce if you are not gluten free)
  • small 4 oz can chopped chilis (I did not use them)
  • instead of the 28 oz can crushed tomatoes, if you like your chili less tomatoee, use a 15 oz can of either crushed tomatoes or fire roasted tomatoes
  • you can add more chili powder if you like, taste when done and adjust the seasoning
I recommend you use all organic ingredients but this is my thing, so use what you want :)
You can make this is a pot on the stove, but you will have to adjust your cooking time


  1. Turn your instant pot on to saute, put the oil in, add the turkey and continually stir to break it up into small pieces.  Should take about 4 minutes. Continue until you see no more pink
  2. Add the onion, bell pepper, celery, carrot, garlic - keep stirring for about 3 minutes
  3. Add the rest of your ingredients, stir
  4. Close the vent on the top of the instant pot,  Set the cook time for 20 minutes.     When the cooking time finishes, open the valve to reduce the pressure
  5. Enjoy.
  6. NOTE:  you can serve this over rice, or top with grated cheese or avocado
Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator and reheated for up to 5 days or frozen for a few months.

I hope you love this recipe as much as I did.  It was perfect for me when I just wanted a bowl of comfort food.   Let me know what you think below :)

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