An amazing Instant Pot Quinoa Sweet Potato Chili Recipe with balanced flavors of sweet, savory, and spicy. This is a great unique chili recipe to add to your weeknight dinner plans.This Instant Pot Chili can be made ahead, made vegetarian, or you can add meat!
Course Dinner, Instant Pot, Soup
Keyword Instant Pot Chili, Quinoa Chili, Sweet Potato Chili
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 5minutes
Resting Time 5minutes
Total Time 15minutes
1yellow onion, diced
3plump garlic cloves, minced
1celery rib, chopped
1bell pepper, diced any color (could also use a poblano pepper)
14ozcan diced green chilies
1T+ 1 tsp chili powder
1/2tspeach: garlic powder & onion powder
pinch of ground clove a little goes a long way!!
3cups peeled and diced sweet potatoesabout a 1/2-1 inch dice
32oz beef broth
14.5oz can diced tomatoes (DO NOT drain)
15.5oz can chili beans in sauce
Turn the Instant Pot on to saute mode, once it reads HOT, add the oil, onions, garlic, and celery and soften for about 5 minutes. Stir in the green chilies and chili powder, cumin, oregano, garlic, onion powder, salt, and clove.Turn saute mode off.
Stir in the beef broth, sweet potatoes, bell peppers, and quinoa. Close the lid and lock the pressure valve to "seal", set the pot to soup mode or pressure mode, on high, for 5 minutes.Do a quick release of pressure.
Stir in the diced tomatoes, chili beans, corn, and honey. Let those added ingredients warm thru for about 5 minutes.Serve!
Toppings for Quinoa Sweet Potato Chili
Cilantro, Fritos, Avocado, Sour Cream, Plain Greek Yogurt, Shredded Cheese, Jalapenos, Tabasco, Red Pepper Flakes, Chopped Bell Peppers, Chopped Green Onions
To Make Ahead: Prepare completely and store in the fridge, in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
To Reheat: Warm through in the microwave or on the stovetop. You may need to add a little broth or water, as it will thicken as it sits in the fridge.
To Make Vegetarian: Simply swap the beef broth for vegetable broth.
To Add Meat: You can add ground turkey (93/7), ground beef (85/15), or ground chicken. After sauteing the onions, garlic, and celery, add your preferred protein and cook for 5 minutes (crumbling while cooking), drain any excess fat/grease, then continue with the recipe as written. Add an additional 1/2 tsp of chili powder to flavor the additional ingredient. You may also need to add a 1/2-1 cup of water or broth at the end, depending how thick/thin you like your chili.