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Instant Pot turkey chili with black bean

Turkey Black Bean Corn Chili

Turkey Black Bean Corn Chili is a delicious healthy one pot chili recipe that you can make in your Instant Pot with beans & juicy lean ground turkey. It's a delicious healthy one pot meal to feed a large crowd or family.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Healthy Turkey Black Bean Chili, Instant Pot Turkey Black Bean Chili, Turkey Black Bean Corn Chili
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 267kcal
Author: Meghna


Turkey Chili Seasoning or Spice Mix


  • Set the Instant Pot on SAUTE and keep it on NORMAL. Add 3 tbsp olive oil. When the oil becomes moderately hot add the ground turkey, sprinkle 1-2 pinches of each dry spice to flavor up the ground meat and saute until the meat becomes lightly golden and opaque. Stir the ground turkey with the help of wooden spatula. Set the gorund turkey aside when it's done.
  • In the same pot add the rest of the 2 tbsp olive oil and throw in the chopped oion + the garlic and fry until the onions just begin to turn soft and limp.
  • Next, add the green and red bell peppers and the Jalapeno peppers and saute for about 1-2 mins. Add Salt at this stage.
  • Now, add the turkey chili seasonings or all the spice powders and give eveything a very good mix. You may deglaze the pot as you saute the ingredients. 
  • Add the tomato paste and about 1/2 cup chicken stock and give everything a very good mix. Spread the mix evenly at the bottom of the pot with the help of your spatula.
  • We will now begin layering the ingredients and spreading them into an even bed without any mixing at all.
  • Dump the sauteed groud turkey and spread it evenly on top of the onions and peppers layer. Just don't mix, only layer it by spreading it.
  • Pour the tomato sauce on top of the ground turkey layer moving your hand in a clockwise direction while puring the sauce.
  • Now spread the cooked Pinto beans and than layer the cooked black beans. Or you may also spread and layer the beans together.
  • Next, pour 1 cup chicken stock. Than spread the crushed tomato on top of the beans evenly. Do so by moving your hand in a clockwise manner while pouring the crushed tomato.
  • Now add the frozen corn on top of the crushed tomato layer. Don't mix, just layer.
  • CANCEL the SAUTE mode. Close the lid of the pot and seal the valve. Press the PRESSURE COOK button and set it on HIGH for just 6 mins.
  • After 6 mins when the IP begins to beep do a quick pressure release (QPR). Open the lid and gently mix the Turkey black bean corn chili. Add about 1 cup of chicken stock if you prefer some liquid in your chili. Mix and simmer on SAUTE for about 1-2 mins on LOW seetings.
  • Serve hot with dollop of cream, shredded cheese and chopped avocado. Enjoy.



  1. Measuring Units used, 1 cup = 240 ml and 1 teaspoon = 5 ml.
  2. Instant Pot used: IP DUO 6 quart.
  3. Soaking the Dry Beans: Rinse the dry beans well and soak them overnight with enough water.
  4. How to cook soaked beans in the Instant Pot? Add the soaked beans with enough water, salt. close the lid, seal the valve of the IP and pressure cook on HIGH for 9-10 mins for soft beans and for extra soft beans cook them for 12 mins on HIGH. Do a Quick pressure release (QPR) both times. Drain the cooked beans and proceed with todays recipe.
  5. 1 cup dry beans = 2.5 cups soaked beans. If using dry beans to cook todays recipe just like us soak the beans over night accordingly.
  6. Do not stir the ground turkey a lot. This technique will completely mash up the meat and make it finer more like a powder. We want chunky lumps of ground turkey and to achieve just that use a wooden spatula. It works the best. And stir gently and not briskly at all. 
  7. Deglaze the pot completely before pressure cooking the Chili. This will prevent a BURN message on the Instant Pot.
  8. The layering technique works wonders and makes the Instant Pot Turkey black Bean chili incredibly delicious and so easy to cook. It also keeps the ground turkey nice and chunky. This is because there's no mixing at all.
  9. If you prefer more liquid in your Chili recipe add more chicken broth once the pressure cooking is over and simmer the chili for 1 or 2 more mins.
  10. Cook the Turkey chili with low sodium chicken broth. This is a healthy approach.
  11. Do not let the Turkey Black Bean Corn Chili sit out for more than 2 hours at room temperature.
  12. Store left over turkey chili either in the fridge or freezer.
Nutrition Facts
Turkey Black Bean Corn Chili
Amount Per Serving
Calories 267 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 55mg18%
Sodium 848mg37%
Potassium 803mg23%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 1250IU25%
Vitamin C 38mg46%
Calcium 100mg10%
Iron 4.3mg24%
* Read our privacy policy - Calorie information is provided as a courtesy only and should be leveraged as an estimate rather than a guarantee.Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Calories: 267kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 848mg | Potassium: 803mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1250IU | Vitamin C: 38mg | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 4.3mg