Turkey Black Bean Chili

Here is an easy Instant Pot turkey black bean chili recipe. I used ground turkey and black beans instead of ground beef and kidney beans, for a healthier version of my regular Instant Pot gluten free chili. The turkey makes it slightly healthier and I felt the black beans compliment the turkey better than kidney beans. I like to pour it over brown rice that I cook in the Instant Pot earlier or just eat it plain if you don’t have time to make rice. I estimated a 1 cup serving to be approximately 2 WW points.

The recipe is very simple. You start by browning the ground turkey. You can do this in the Instant Pot if you want to keep everything to one pot or in a frying pan if you don’t feel like scraping the bottom of the IP before you put everything else in.

If you brown the meat in the Instant Pot. Use the sauté mode. Then, remove the turkey, add the water and scrape the bottom until all the turkey bits have been removed. Add the turkey back in. Add the corn, beans and  the tomato paste. Next, add as much chili seasoning as you would like. I usually add a half a packet but I like my chili  very mild. Make sure your chili seasoning is gluten free (McCormick’s is NOT gluten free but there are others that are). I prefer Simply Organic Mild Chili Seasoning mix. Old El Paso Chili Seasoning mix is also a good choice.

Another tip, if you don’t want the whole house to smell like chili, you can do the quick release of the Instant Pot outside. This works very well for us because my husband doesn’t like chili but I do.

Yield: approximately 8 servings

Turkey Black Bean Chili

Turkey black bean chili

turkey black bean chili, gluten free, Weight Watchers

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes



Brown ground turkey in Instant Pot on saute mode. Remove turkey then add water and scrape the turkey bits off the bottom of the pot.

Add corn, black beans tomato paste and gluten free chili seasoning packet. Stir until completely mixed. Cover and set the Instant Pot on manual for 20 minutes.

After the timer goes off do a quick release and serve.


Serve over brown rice

If you don't want to deal with scraping the bottom of the IP after browning the turkey, brown the turkey in a separate frying pan.

When adding the chili seasoning you can alter the spiciness by adding less of the packet. Make sure you are using a gluten free chili packet. I use Simply Organic Mild Chili Seasoning mix

This chili goes very well with our gluten free cheesy garlic bread. Check it out!
cheesy gluten free garlic bread
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