Award Winning Healthy Turkey Instant Pot Chili

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Our Award Winning Instant Pot Chili recipe is going viral but we couldn’t help but find an award winning healthy turkey instant pot chili recipe for all of you looking for healthy instant pot recipes!

 

A metal bowl of ground turkey chili full of beans, red onions that have been chopped, chopped peppers , jalapeno slices on melted cheese next to a dollop of sour cream with a dash of cilantro

 

We hear you all loud and clear. Cade and I are sitting on the couch watching the Olympics while the kids are in bed (Women’s Snowboarding to be exact and Chloe Kim is KILLING IT!!!) and writing this Award Winning Healthy Turkey Instant Pot Chili recipe for you all because holy moly, the requests just keep pouring in!!

 

 

What Size Instant Pot?

What size of instant pot is this recipe for? We used a 6qt 7 Function Instant Pot, but you could use a bigger model just fine.

 

A metal bowl of ground turkey chili full of beans, red onions that have been chopped, chopped peppers , jalapeno slices on melted cheese next to a dollop of sour cream with a dash of cilantro and a grey napkin underneath with two wooden handled spoons to the side.

 

We almost didn’t post our classic chili recipe because we figured that everyone was totally set in their ways with their own favorite chili recipes, but boy were we wrong! It’s going crazy on our site!

 

Immediately we started hearing that we needed a vegetarian and a healthy chili recipe, but we can only test so much, so first up, our Award Winning HealthyTurkey Instant Pot Chili! It’s got turkey bacon to still give that hint of bacon goodness, but in a more lean way, along with ground turkey, and lots of tomato goodness.

 

Alright, friends if it was you wanting a healthy instant pot dinner recipe, this turkey chili in an instant pot is for you!

 

Award Winning Healthy Turkey Instant Pot Chili

We ditched the kidney beans in this one to lighten things up a little more as the kidney beans has a heavier flavor. You can double the pinto beans if you want more beans though.

 

Because the turkey bacon is more lean you’ll want to add in a drizzle of olive oil while it’s cooking or you’ll possibly trigger the burn error.

 

FAQ About the Instant Pot

If you’ve got any questions about cooking in an Instant Pot that aren’t answered here, please refer to our Award Winning Instant Pot Chili Recipe.

 

What Instant Pot is Best for a Small Family?

We get a lot of questions about what Instant Pot to buy, especially for small families like our own and we still stand by the 6 qt 9 Function Instant Pot. If you have more than three children and they are older then yes, go for the bigger model, but we don’t think you need a bigger size otherwise. We especially like this model because it has the chili function as well as the yogurt. And you know how we are obsessed with our Instant Pot Homemade Yogurt!

 

A metal bowl of ground turkey chili full of beans, red onions that have been chopped, chopped peppers , jalapeno slices on melted cheese next to a dollop of sour cream with a dash of cilantro and a grey napkin underneath with two wooden handled spoons to the side.

 

What Does Instant Pot Burn Error Mean?

If you’re cooking your chili or our beef stroganoff for example, and you get the burn error that merely means that your instant pot is experiencing an overheat error. Your instant pot has a feature built in that recognizes when the bottom is getting too hot, dry and overcooked so it will stop the heating process to avoid any further issues.

 

Why Does it Say Burn on My Instant Pot

Before we go any further into the recipe, let’s chat about the number one question we’ve been getting about cooking in an instant pot, why does it say burn on my instant pot, or ovht error on my instant pot.

If you get this error you probably don’t have enough liquid at the bottom of the pot. For example, in chili if you get it when cooking your bacon you probably don’t have enough fat rendering out or the pan got too hot before adding the meat so it immediately burned it.

 

 

Common Mistake for Burn Error on Instant Pot

Saute Function on Instant Pot

Probably the most common mistake leading to the burn error comes from using the saute function. Instant Pot is awesome in that you can saute directly in the inner pot, but that means that little brown bits will be stuck to the  bottom of the pan which not everyone takes the time to properly clean off those bits before turning it to pressure cook.

 

Not Turning the Venting Knob to Sealing Position

One of the biggest mistakes that new instant pot users make, but later correct quite quickly is forgetting to turn the venting knob to sealing position. Because all fo that moisture is now escaping out of the vent you’ll end up with a dry pot bottom and burned food.

 

A metal bowl of ground turkey chili full of beans, red onions that have been chopped, chopped peppers , jalapeno slices on melted cheese next to a dollop of sour cream with a dash of cilantro and a grey napkin underneath

 

How to Clean and Instant Pot

There are actually a few different things you need to do to clean your instant pot, but not all are necessary after every use.

 

Cleaning the Pot of an Instant Pot

After making dinner you should clean the pot of your instant pot. Handle this just like any other pot and give it a quick scrub down in the sink. We always prefer the sink over a dishwasher in order to get those little bits off of the bottom.

 

How to Clean the Lid of an Instant Pot

Remove the vent knob and check inside for any food or residue and use a  small brush to clean it out if necessary.

Remove the Float Valve, the hole next to the vent knob is the float valve found under the lid. Make sure it’s wiped clean.

Remove the anti-block shield, found right next to the float valve and wipe clean.

The silicone sealing ring (the silicone sealing ring is that cloudy, silicone ring under the lid) should be removed every now and again to remove lingering smells and to make sure everything is functioning and not damaged. If you notice cracking or deformation of the sealing ring, you should replace it right away. Here’s why you can buy replacement Instant Pot Sealing Rings.

The silicone ring can be washed in the dishwasher or soaked in vinegar first to remove odors.

 

How to Remove the Discolored Finish on Instant Pot Inner Pot

To remove the common rain-bowing effect on the stainless steel inner pot you’ll want to use vinegar.

 

How to Clean an Instant Pot with Vinegar

Wipe your instant pot inner pot clean. Pour in enough white vinegar to cover the bottom of the pot. Let the vinegar sit for 5-7 minutes. Now scrub clean as normal.

Never use steel wool to clean an instant pot, which will scratch the surface of the instant pot inner pot.

Now, no more talk about cleaning, let’s talk about eating this Award Winning Healthy Turkey Instant Pot Chili! IT’S SO GOOD!

 

Award Winning Healthy Turkey Instant Pot Chili

Award Winning Healthy Turkey Instant PotChili

Our Award Winning Instant Pot Chili recipe is going viral but we couldn’t help but find an award winning healthy Turkey instant pot chili recipe for all of you looking for healthy instant pot recipes!

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 Pounds Ground Turkey
  • 8 Strips of Turkey Bacon, chopped
  • 1 Can (15 ounces)  Pinto beans, drained
  • 1 Can (15 ounces) Black beans, drained
  • 1 Can (15 ounces) Fire Roasted diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 Can (6 oounce) Tomato paste
  • 1 Small Red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 Red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 Orange Bell Pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 Jalapeño, seeded and minced *optional
  • 2 Cups Chicken stock
  • 1 Tablespoon Dried oregano
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground cumin
  • 2 Teaspoons Kosher salt
  • 1 Teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon Smoked Paprika
  • 2 Tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Minced garlic

FOR GARNISH

  • Sour Cream
  • Cilantro
  • Cheese, shredded

Directions:

 

  1. Turn your instant pot to sauté and add the bacon.  Cook until crisp, stirring often to cook evenly. Remove the bacon to a paper towel lined plate.
  2. Add the onions and peppers and cook until tender. Add the meat and cook until browned. Drain off any excess grease, we just tilt the pot and use a large spoon. Add all of the remaining ingredients and 3/4 of the bacon and stir to combine.
  3. Turn the instant pot to chili and cook for 18-20 minutes*. Allow pressure to release for 10-15 minutes or quick release with the vent.
  4. Serve with limes, sour cream, cheese, and a little bacon!
  5. For the stove: Cook everything in the pot just like you do for the instant pot and then allow to simmer on low heat for 3 hours.
  6. For the slow cooker: Cook the bacon and set aside on a plate. Cook the onion and peppers and set aside on another plate. Drain any excess grease and add the meat, cooking until browned. Add everything into the pot, leaving out a little bacon for garnish and cook on low for 5-6 hours or on high for 3 hours.
  7. Most batches will be done after 18 minutes, however we’ve had a few times when the flavor just wasn’t there yet, so feel free to pressure cook a little longer for more flavor or if your beans are not as tender as you’d like.

To freeze, cool the chili completely. Place in a large ziploc bag or FoodSaver, removing all air and freeze by laying flat for up to 2 months.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 8 servings, Serving Size: 1 bowl

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 286 Calories
  • Total Fat: 11.7g
  • Cholesterol: 72mg
  • Carbohydrates: 19.7g
  • Fiber: 6.3g
  • Sugar: 4.8g
  • Protein: 26.3g
All images and text ©Carrian Cheney for Oh Sweet Basil.

A metal bowl of ground turkey chili full of beans, red onions that have been chopped, chopped peppers , jalapeno slices on melted cheese next to a dollop of sour cream with a dash of cilantro

Award Winning Instant Pot Chili

We recently attended a chili cook-off which kicked my obsession with finding an Award Winning Instant Pot Chili Recipe into high gear.

Want the best chili recipe for 2018? I got you covered with this instant pot award winning chili recipe and yes, there's bacon involved! ohsweetbasil.com

 

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26 comments on “Award Winning Healthy Turkey Instant Pot Chili”

  1. Can you make this in a normal crockpot?

    • Absolutely! Step 6 in the instructions explain how to make this in a slow cooker.

      For the slow cooker: Cook the bacon and set aside on a plate. Cook the onion and peppers and set aside on another plate. Drain any excess grease and add the meat, cooking until browned. Add everything into the pot, leaving out a little bacon for garnish and cook on low for 5-6 hours or on high for 3 hours.

  2. I found that if I chopped the turkey bacon before putting it into the instant pot is much easier!

  3. could i do this without the beans?

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  5. After putting everything together for the Chili…and after it came to pressure my pot went to burn. I was leery stirring everything together as there would not be enough liquid in the bottom. I have only had this happen one other time with a Swedish meatball recipe and found from other instant pot people it was the stirring….have made again with out stirring and no problem. Should I not do the final step of stirring on this chili as well??

    • I stirred it all together. I did make sure to scrape all the bacon bits off the bottom as I was sautéing the onions and peppers. I added some olive oil to help with that. 

    • We have found that stirring it thoroughly helps avoid the burn warning, but if you have had luck with a different technique, then roll with it!!

  6. My boyfriend and I just bought the Instant Pot and this was our first recipe we made in it. Needless to say, we set the bar VERY high. This chili is the best chili we have ever tasted. Thank you so much for sharing!

  7. Hi! This looks delicious and I can’t wait to try it. Quick question. Will dried beans work in place of canned? I have an insane amount in my pantry and would like to use them up! Thanks! 

  8. Hi! If I only have the seven function instant pot, without the Chili function, can I still make this? What setting could I put it on?

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  13. What chili seasoning did you add?

  14. Is this recipe for the medium size instant pot?

  15. Turkey chili can be scrumptious if properly made, and this recipe had my mouth watering. I can’t wait to try it and freeze extra portions for lunches over the next two weeks. Thank goodness for freezer and microwave, or I’d eat out far too often!

  16. I find that this instant pot interesting. Thanks for your useful and detail information about it.
    Sooner or later, I will dicuss with my boyfriend for the consideration to buy it so that we can apply your nice recipes xD

    Btw, there is an error of the link in your “Award Winning Instant Pot Chili recipe” post connecting with the “instant pot” in amazon.com.