Instant Pot Sweet Potato Chili Recipe

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This Instant Pot Sweet Potato Chili makes a hearty, delicious chili recipe in minutes! Made with ground beef, sweet potatoes, and packed with flavor!

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If you love chili as much as I do, then I think you are going to absolutely love this sweet potato chili recipe. Made in the Instant Pot, it tastes like it has been simmering away on the stovetop all day even though it is ready and on the table in less than 30 minutes! 

Instant Pot Sweet Potato Chili Recipe

I love recipes like that! Don’t you?

Instant Pot Sweet Potato Chili Recipe - This Instant Pot Sweet Potato Chili makes a hearty, delicious chili recipe in minutes! Made with ground beef, sweet potatoes, and packed with flavor! // addapinch.com

How to Make Instant Pot Sweet Potato Chili Recipe

To make it, I add olive oil to the interior pot of my Instant Pot set on the saute setting. Then, I add in my diced onion and saute until the onion is just tender. Then, I add in my garlic, ground pork and ground beef.

I love the complexity of the pork and ground beef in this recipe, but you can certainly just use ground beef. You can also substitute the beef with ground turkey, if you prefer.

Instant Pot Sweet Potato Chili Recipe - This Instant Pot Sweet Potato Chili makes a hearty, delicious chili recipe in minutes! Made with ground beef, sweet potatoes, and packed with flavor! // addapinch.com

Once the meat has been browned, I add in my sweet potatoes. It always amazes me how quickly they cook to absolute perfection in the Instant Pot! Then, I stir in the celery, crushed tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce (or coconut aminos if you are following a Paleo or Whole-30 lifestyle), cumin and chili powder.

Instant Pot Sweet Potato Chili Recipe - This Instant Pot Sweet Potato Chili makes a hearty, delicious chili recipe in minutes! Made with ground beef, sweet potatoes, and packed with flavor! // addapinch.com

The chili is flavorful, with tender pieces of sweet potato and just the right amount of spiciness so that everyone can enjoy it. Of course, if you like a spicier chili, add a little more. I always like to have a container of chili powder on the serving table when I serve my chili so that people can add more to their individual liking.

Instant Pot Sweet Potato Chili Recipe - This Instant Pot Sweet Potato Chili makes a hearty, delicious chili recipe in minutes! Made with ground beef, sweet potatoes, and packed with flavor! // addapinch.com

Here’s my Instant Pot Sweet Potato Chili recipe. I hope you love it!

Instant Pot Sweet Potato Chili Recipe

4.93 from 13 votes
This Instant Pot Sweet Potato Chili makes a hearty, delicious chili recipe in minutes! Made with ground beef, sweet potatoes, and packed with flavor!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8

Ingredients 

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 large sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 3 stalks celery, sliced
  • 3 1/2 cups crushed tomatoes, or 1 (28-ounce) can
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce, or coconut aminos
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Optional toppings:

  • avocado, diced

Instructions 

  • Set the Instant Pot to the Saute setting. Add olive oil to the interior pot, followed by the diced onion. Saute until tender and then add minced garlic, ground pork, and ground beef. Cook, stirring frequently, until the pork and beef are browned. Add sweet potato, celery, crushed tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, cumin, and chili powder. Stir to combine well and situate the top onto the Instant Pot.
  • Set the Instant Pot to 10 minutes of High Pressure using the Manual setting. Allow to release pressure naturally and then carefully release any additional pressure before removing the top of the Instant Pot.
  • Serve the chili with any additional toppings desired.

Stove Top Instructions:

  • Add olive oil to a Dutch oven set over medium heat. Add in the onion and cook until tender, about 3 minutes. Then add in the garlic, pork, and beef. Cook, stirring frequently, until the pork and beef are browned. Add the sweet potato, celery, crushed tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, cumin and chili powder. Stir to combine, cover and allow to simmer until the sweet potatoes are fork tender, about 30 minutes. Serve with toppings. 

Nutrition

Calories: 269kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 231mg | Potassium: 634mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 385IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 3.1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Enjoy!
Robyn xo

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36 Comments

  1. Virginia says:

    I was gonna ask what an hot pot is, but saw it answer. Thanks, I’ve been looking for some pressure cooker recipes

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Thanks so much, Virginia! Hope you enjoy the recipes! xo

  2. Katie says:

    This was my first instant pot recipe, ever! I can’t believe how soft the potatoes got! Great recipe- thank you!

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      I’m so glad you loved it! Here’s a link to the list of Instant Pot (pressure cooker) recipes that you might also enjoy! 🙂

      https://addapinch.com/category/cooking-style/instant-pot/

  3. Shay says:

    5 stars
    I made this last night and it turned out amazing!!! So flavourful! Thank you for this recipe. I left out the celery and the cumin (not a fan) and I added a bit more sweet potato. Just lovely!!

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Shay! Thanks so much! xo

  4. Victoria says:

    4 stars
    This recipe looks delicious! I don’t know why I’ve never thought about adding sweet potatoes to my chilli!! I don’t like my chilli very spicy so good thinking to have the chilli powder on the table for others who may want their serving spicier! I bet kidney beans or any beans would be a nice addition! Great recipe!

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Thanks so much Victoria! It is absolutely delicious! Enjoy! xo

  5. Kel says:

    5 stars
    Love this! Easy recipe & tastes great! I add a few shakes of Frank’s RedHot to mine! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Thanks so much Kel! Glad you liked it!

  6. Katrina Radley says:

    I thought it was just a little on the bland side, so I added some Chipotle sauce after the fact. And I might’ve used a little more sweet potato and cooked it just a tiny bit less or done something so the sweet potatoes were a tiny bit less soft. Love the idea though!

  7. sylvia says:

    What is an Instant Pot?

  8. Lisa says:

    This looks delish… Can you please tell me what an instant pot is??? Thank you

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Hi Lisa –
      An Instant Pot is a brand of pressure cooker. This is delicious – I hope you enjoy it! Thanks!

  9. Jael says:

    This looks delicious!!
    How many servings are there in this recipe?
    Thanks!

  10. Ruth says:

    What a wonderful way to make chili, especially when it’s cold outside!

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      I agree, Ruth! Nothing like have hearty chili when it is cold outside!