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Instant Pot Sweet Potato Chili

This flavorful chili will be a huge hit for dinner!
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
5 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 325kcal


  • 1 pound of ground meat we have used both beef and pork, both work well.
  • 2/3 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1.5 cups of cubed sweet potato about ¾ of an inch is ideal
  • 1 14 oz can of chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 2 14 oz cans of light kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • 2 14 oz cans of crushed tomatoes
  • 2 cups of Guinness beer or vegetable stock
  • 2 cloves of garlic smashed
  • 1/3 cup of your favorite taco seasoning
  • ½ tablespoon of olive oil

Optional toppings:

  • crispy bacon
  • sour cream
  • sharp cheddar cheese
  • fresh tomato slices


  • Select the sauté setting for your Instant Pot. When the display reads "hot" add the ground beef and cook until fully browned, breaking up the meat into small crumbles as it cooks. When the meat is fully browned, drain the fat and set the beef aside in a bowl.
  • Return the liner to the Instant Pot and add ½ tablespoon of olive oil. Toss in the finely chopped onions and smashed garlic cloves. Cover with a standard pot lid until translucent and then lightly browned. This is where a ton of great flavor comes from so you won’t want to skip this step!
  • Pour in all of the rest of the ingredients and stir until fully combined, making sure the meat is broken up into small bits and pieces.
  • Double check the seal and twist on the locking lid then cancel the sauté setting and select manual mode, high pressure for 8 minutes.
  • When the pot beeps and the pressurized cook time has ended, let everything natural pressure release for 2-4 minutes before carefully opening the release valve. If a lot of starch begins to spray, close the valve and wait a few more minutes before trying again.
  • Stir the chili from the bottom to the top and let cool for a few minutes while you get your toppings around. Spoon into your favorite bowls, top and enjoy!


Weight Watchers Freestyle = 1 Point per serving for 8 servings if skipping optional items and using a zero point turkey or ground chicken breast


Calories: 325kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 1146mg | Potassium: 1055mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 4672IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 4mg