Pressure Cooker Turkey Chili

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Rated 5.0 based on 7 customer reviews


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 pounds lean ground turkey
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • salt and fresh ground black pepper
  • ½ red bell pepper, chopped
  • ½ green bell pepper, chopped
  • ½ yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cups drained black beans
  • 2 cups drained kidney beans
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen roasted corn kernels
  • 1 cup tomato purée
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup chicken broth


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  1. Heat olive oil in pressure cooker set to Sauté on Normal. Add onion and garlic and sauté until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add turkey, breaking meat into small chunks with a wooden spoon, and cook until completely browned, 5 to 10 minutes.
  2. Add cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper to turkey mixture and mix well. Stir red bell pepper, green bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, black beans, kidney beans, corn, tomato purée, diced tomatoes, and chicken broth.
  3. Lock pressure cooker lid in place and set steam vent to Sealing. Select Pressure Cook (Manual) and cook for 25 minutes on High Pressure. Set steam vent handle to Venting to quick-release pressure. Press Sauté button and cook chili uncovered until chili thickens, about 15 minutes more.
Mealthy tip:

This recipe can be made in a slow cooker too! Cook on High for 4 hours. The slow cooker version can be found here.


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Sharon Harbaugh says:

Surprised at depth of flavor in such a short time. Cut ingredients in half as didn’t want lot of leftovers, but not liquid to ensure cooker came to pressure. Delicious and hearty. In my recipe file!

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Rachel Sheppard says:

Yes! This was my first Mealthy meal and even my 3 year old will eat it. I didn’t have black beans so I just added a little more corn. It’s perfect! Will absolutely make this again

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Leah M says:

We had a potluck at work so I made this turkey chili. I transported my Multipot to work, plugged it in on keep warm and was able to serve people straight out the pot like I would have a slow cooker. We set up a chili bar station with all the toppings like sour cream, chives, and cheese. So much fun!

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Alexis Pearson says:

This recipe is a classic. The only changes I made was omitting corn and adding white pepper. Making chili in the pressure cooker is the best!

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Nick Myott says:

Wife was out of town and told me to check out this recipe, even for me it was really simple. Didn't starve while she was gone and really liked the flavor. I added jalapeno for spice.

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Jenny Cronin says:

I make turkey chili at least twice a month in my crock pot, but now that I have a pressure cooker and saw this video I wanted to try it out. I loved how simple it was, didn't have to sautee everything in a pan before, just pop into the pressure cooker! I topped with green onion, cilantro, shredded cheese and plain greek yogurt. This was a big hit with the fam!

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Steve Failows says:

Turkey Chili is a classic weeknight meal for our family - it's great to keep warm when our family schedules don't always line up; it's ready to go no matter when you get home. This chili was on the watery side but no complaints from the family - quick and easy!