Bowl of Instant Pot Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili

Instant Pot Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • cook_time Cook Time: 22 minutes
  • total_time Total Time: 27 minutes
  • yield Yield: 8 1x
  • category Category: Vegetarian
  • method Method: Instant Pot
  • cuisine Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Instant Pot Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili a quick gluten free dinner filled with corn, beans, sweet potatoes and deep chili flavor with a surprise ingredient! This healthy vegetarian chili is sure to be a favorite!



  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1 large sweet onion, diced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 carrots, sliced into coins
  • 4 cups diced sweet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoon cumin
  • 2 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tablespoon chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • salt to taste
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • 28 oz. fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 14 oz. low sodium black beans, drained & rinsed
  • 14 oz. low sodium kidney beans, drained & rinsed
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen corn
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
  • juice of 1 lime

optional garnish: greek yogurt, cilantro, diced red onion, sliced jalapeno, avocado, or cheddar cheese


  1. Turn your Instant Pot onto the Sauté setting and let it heat up.
  2. Add Avocado Oil to the Instant Pot.
  3. Next, add diced onions, red peppers and garlic to the Instant Pot. Saute until translucent, about 2-3 minutes.
  4. Then add in carrots, sweet potato, cumin, chili powder, smoked paprika, chipotle peppers, cinnamon, black pepper and salt. Saute for 3-4 minutes while stirring to mix everything together.
  5. Next pour in vegetable stock and fire roasted tomatoes. Using a spoon stir everything.
  6. Place the cover on the Instant Pot. Seal the lid.
  7. Cancel the Saute setting. Switch the Instant Pot over to the Soup/Broth setting and set timer for 10 minutes.
  8. When it’s finished, use the the Quick Pressure Release method. Remove the lid once the pressure is completely released.
  9. Cancel the Soup setting. Switch the Instant Pot over to the Saute setting.
  10. Add in the black beans, kidney beans, frozen corn, fresh cilantro and lime juice. Let the soup saute for 5 minutes.
  11. Serve.
  12. Optional: top with greek yogurt, diced red onion, fresh cilantro and sliced jalapeño.

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