Instant Pot Ground Turkey Lentil Chili–this healthy, easy pressure cooker turkey lentil chili is the perfect meal for any night of the week. It fills you up without filling you out while still having tons of flavor.
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Instant Pot Ground Turkey Lentil Chili
Today is the last day of my self-imposed 31 Days of Instant Pot challenge! It’s been so much fun! By cooking so many meals in my Instant Pot in such a short amount of time I’ve been able to learn a lot about how the Instant Pot works. I’ve had many recipes that didn’t turn out (I chose not to share those with you) but I’ve also had many that worked beautifully. I hope this has been helpful to you. I will continue to use my Instant Pot regularly and post new recipes. I’d love to know what you are cooking in your Instant Pot.
Today’s recipe is one of my slow cooker favorites. It’s a healthy lentil chili that’s made with ground turkey. I usually always have the ingredients for this recipe at my house so it’s a perfect option for a weeknight dinner or sometimes I even make it and put it into individual containers and freeze it. That way my husband can grab one of those containers and bring it to work and have a healthy, filling lunch.
You may be interested in these other recipes…
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Pressure Cooker Vegan Chili from Eat Within Your Means
What Instant Pot/Slow Cooker Did You Use?
For this Instant Pot Ground Turkey Lentil Chili recipe I used this Instant Pot IP-LUX60 V3 Programmable Electric Pressure Cooker. It’s 6 quarts, so the same size as most slow cookers. It cost me around $80 on Amazon. When I made a similar recipe in the slow cooker I used this 6 quart KitchenAid Slow Cooker.
This healthy, easy pressure cooker turkey lentil chili is the perfect meal for any night of the week. It fills you up without filling you out while still having tons of flavor.
1 lb ground turkey
1 medium yellow onion, diced
2 minced garlic cloves
2 Tbsp tomato paste
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 cup dry green lentils
2 cups water
1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
1 (14.5 oz) can petite diced tomatoes
1 (4 oz) can diced green chiles
2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp pepper
- Turn your Instant Pot onto “saute.” Brown the ground turkey. Add in the diced onions, garlic, tomato paste and salt and cook until meat is browned and onions are soft and translucent.
- Add in the lentils, water, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, green chiles, chili powder, cumin and pepper.
- Cover the Instant Pot and turn it to “manual,” set the timer to 13 minutes. Make sure the valve is set to “sealing.”
- When the timer beeps let it sit for 10 minutes and then slowly release the pressure by moving the valve to “venting.”
- Remove the lid and ladle the chili into bowls. We topped ours with a dollop of sour cream and some diced green onions.
Click here for the slow cooker version of this recipe.
I used my Instant Pot IP-LUX60 V3 Programmable Electric Pressure Cooker for this recipe.
- Calories: 306
- Sugar: 6.2 g
- Sodium: 959 mg
- Fat: 9.2 g
- Carbohydrates: 29 g
- Fiber: 12.2 g
- Protein: 30.7 g
- Cholesterol: 77 mg
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