Lightened up with ground turkey and laden with lots of veggies, this Instant Pot Turkey and Sweet Potato Chilli is bright and robust and ready in just 30 minutes. It is easy, comforting and kid friendly, but feel free to add some more spice if you like a kick in your chilli.
Instant Pot Turkey and Sweet Potato Chilli
Let me start by saying that this Instant Pot Turkey and Sweet Potato Chilli is not, in any sense of the word, traditional. I apologize to those purists that enjoy their traditional hot and spicy chili’s, you will not find what you are looking for here.
Instead, you will find a lightened up, veggie and chickpeas laden instant pot chili alternative. It is bright and robust, and using the Instant-Pot means it will take a grand total of 30 minutes to make from start to finish! Yes please!
Plus it is made with a lot of ingredients you will likely already have on hand which is a huge bonus!
Can I Double This Recipe?
This is a great recipe to double.
I usually make a double batch and serve one for dinner and freeze the other for a day when I know I will be super busy. I just add one more minute to the cooking time and it works perfectly.
No Instant Pot? No Worries!!
I have included the instructions for making Turkey and Sweet Potato Chilli using an Instant-Pot (if you don’t have one of these magical pots then get one asap).
But if you don’t have one, you can still make it on the stove top, it will just need to simmer away for about an hour (see notes in the recipe).
What Do I Serve With This Chili?
Lots of option here, I like to change it up from time to time and these are all great options:
- serve over long grain, brown or wild rice
- serve over riced cauliflower
- serve over riced broccoli
- stir through a big handful of fresh spinach once cooked
- mix through some corn to up the veggies
If you like spice then add some more chili, I always add some to mine and leave it off for the kids.
Need More Instant Pot Recipes?
Well of course you do, once you start using it there is no going back! I can help you with that:
Lightened up with ground turkey and laden with lots of veggies, this Instant Pot Turkey and Sweet Potato Chilli is ready in 30 minutes from start to finish. It is easy, comforting and kid friendly.
- 1 medium brown onion, diced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 lb organic turkey minced
- 1 can (14.5oz ) diced tomatoes
- 1 can (14.5oz ) tomato sauce
- 1 can (14.5oz ) chick peas (garbanzo beans), drained
- 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped into rough 1cm squares
- 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and chopped into rough 1cm squares
- 1 cup vegetable stock
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp chilli powder (more or less depending on taste. I find 1/2 tsp is good for kids)
- salt and pepper to taste
- cooked brown rice or riced cauliflower, chilli flakes, diced avocado, sour cream, grated monterey jack cheese and cilantro to serve
Set the Instant Pot (or alternative pressure cooker) to sauté. Add oil, and once hot add in the onions and sauté for about 3 mins. Add in the garlic and sauté for a further 1min. Add in the turkey mince and cook until browned.
Once turkey has browned, add in the diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, garbanzo beans, 1/2 of the chopped red bell peppers, chopped sweet potatoes, vegetable stock, cumin, paprika and chill powder. Salt and pepper to taste and mix everything well.
Seal the vent. Set to High pressure for 9 mins. Once 9 mins is finished, Quick Release and open lid. Add in the rest of the red bell pepper and stir to combine.
Serve over some cooked brown rice or riced cauliflower for low-carb. Add a dollop of sour cream, some diced avocado, grated cheese, chopped cilantro and more chilli flakes to serve.
Complete step one and two (above) in a large saucepan. Once you get to step 3 simmer for about 30 minutes before continuing with the directions as above.
Freezes well, just pop in a freezer friendly container without the rice and toppings.
If your child doesn't like raw/crispy vegetables, then add in all of the red bell pepper at step two.
If you tried this recipe please comment and rate it. I love hearing your feedback and answering your questions! And if you make this please tag me on Instagram with @wholefoodbellies so I can share it <3
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