Instant Pot® Turkey Chili

Mar 5, 2021 | Recipes


1 tablespoon chili powder
2 teaspoons smoked paprika
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
½ teaspoon cumin
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground coriander
¼ teaspoon black pepper

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound ground turkey
1 onion, chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
2 (14.5 ounce) cans fire-roasted diced tomatoes
1 (15.5 ounce) can dark red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 (15.5 ounce) can light red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, minced
2 tablespoons adobo sauce from chipotle peppers
salt to taste


Combine chili powder, smoked paprika, salt, oregano, cocoa powder, cumin, cinnamon, coriander, and black pepper in a small bowl. Set seasoning mix aside.

Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select Saute function. Heat olive oil over high heat and brown ground turkey until crumbly, 3 to 4 minutes. Add onion and jalapeno and cook an additional 2 to 3 minutes. Add tomatoes, kidney beans, tomato sauce, chipotle pepper, adobo sauce, and seasoning mix. Mix to combine, scraping up any browned bits off the bottom of the pot. Close and lock the lid.

Select high pressure according to manufacturer’s instructions; set timer for 20 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer’s instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid. Stir chili and adjust salt, if desired. Serve with your favorite toppings.

Cook’s Notes:
Substitute ground beef or chicken if you prefer.
You can freeze leftover canned chipotle peppers in ice cube trays for future use.