in the spirit of keeping it simple ya’ll—more time for laughs—i’ve got an instant pot turkey chili recipe for you. time to kick back, relax, and pour a drink. it’s Friday! hooray, we made it through another week! oscar is on hand to help kick off the weekend and we have plans to do absolutely nothing the entire weekend. okay, that’s not exactly true, i have a few projects that need attention. but i’m home this weekend which hasn’t happened in over a month! time to get organized and start plotting and planning for the holidays.
ootd or outfit of the day is always casual on Friday. today is no different. but since i’m on a Banana Republic kick this year i couldn’t resist this mariner striped sweater that comes in two colors. there’s never been a stripe i didn’t love so i always seem to find room in my drawer for one more. ha! slim utility pants (similar here and here) that come in five colors are a nice alternative to blue jeans. today, i’m wearing black driving mocs (similar here,here, and here) but a pair of slouchy boots would look fantastic especially if you’re headed out and about.
Instant Pot Turkey Chili
if you don’t have an Instant Pot, get one. they were and still are all the rage. and for good reason. what can’t these modern wonders do? very little. i get a ton of use out of this gadget every fall and winter.
there are so many different types of recipes out there to choose from. and they’re all so easy. today, i’ve chosen a turkey chili one for you. i’ve picked up the ingredients from Trader Joe’s. check out this post on how to eat healthy at Trader Joe’s.
Green onioncilantro, cheese, plain yogurt, or sour cream
On Instant Pot, press Sauté and let appliance preheat until the display says Hot.
Swirl a bit of oil to coat, add ground turkey and cook for 4 minutes, breaking into small pieces with a spatula often. Meat doesn’t have to cook through.
If you see the bottom of the pot has stuck browned bits of meat, add 1/2 cup broth and deglaze the pot. If not – then it’s fine.
Press Cancel and add remaining 1/2 cup (if deglazed) or 1 cup broth.
Add onion, garlic, bell pepper, corn, beans, chili powder, cumin, oregano, paprika, salt, diced tomatoes, and tomato paste.
Close the lid, set pressure vent to Sealing, and press Pressure Cook on High or Manual for 15 minutes.
After release pressure using Quick Release by turning pressure valve to Venting position, which takes 2-3 minutes.
Open the lid, stir and serve hot with your favorite toppings.
Serving Size:2 cups
in both fashion and decorating, i’m a big believer in versatility and reusability. decorations, just like clothes, are investments, and the goal is to get as much mileage out of them as possible. how cute are these cute pumpkin cocottes (alternatives? pumpkin bowls or mugs) purchased several years ago at Macy’s. they add a festive autumn vibe. love it. mercury glass pumpkins and glass pumpkins can be recycled year after year.
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when you’ve got a crowd, you’ve gotta have sides. what’s better with chili than chips and cornbread? chips before and during the meal. have ’em with a little salsa and sour cream, and save the rest for dunking in the chili.
cornbread is a Trader Joe’s mix spiced up with some jalapenos and shredded cheese. i love cornbread because it’s the perfect mix between sweet and savory. how do you do yours?
we’ve done a lot of fall cocktails over here on the blog in the past few years. there’s the white pumpkin. or try an apple cider mojito. today, i’m keeping it simple: beer. my kiddos love beer, and i do to. Athens’ craft beer game is strong. we’ve got Terrapin Beer Company and Creature Comforts to name a few. if you see them in your local store, make sure to pick a case up. you won’t be disappointed. i’m a light beer gal myself: pilsners and lagers. coming from the Bay Area, my eldest son is an IPA fan. what’s your favorite type of beer?
all right, gang! that’s a wrap here. we’ve covered a lot of ground this week and are ending on a high note. let me know what you’ve got planned for the weekend in the comments below. are you traveling? going to see a movie? dinner for two? have a new recipe you’re into? found a new microbrewery near you? i love to hear what’s going on in your life.
Thanks for the nutrition information. I will be making this chili in the future.
Our fall tradition is chili on Halloween along with cornbread. I whip up my cornbread from a recipe I found 30 yrs ago and my husband raves over it. I love playing with food so my chili recipe is never the same. Thank you for your recipe. Love your posts!
I’m so happy to see another beer girl out there. There are so many great craft beers these days. I love to have a beermosa – a light beer & orange juice. Cheers!
Hi Beth, it’s our wedding anniversary today, but we are eating in, Chinese crispy duck and pancakes with chili sauce and cucumber and chocolate cake for dessert. A Negroni might be on the list as well. Wishing you, Oscar and Ollie a lovely weekend xoxo
Great looking outfit and great looking meal! I like Creature Comforts, also, and look for it when I am in Georgia.
I cooked up some dry navy beans using the Instant Pot, and now I’m cooking them in the sauce. It’s a two-step process, but it works. I might never need to buy canned beans again.
I thought I didn’t need this in little appliance, but it’s getting a lot of use.
Wonderful post! Love the close ups of Oscar! You look marvelous. Love stripes, too! Everything today draws me in because of its Fall connection. You enjoy your down time this weekend! Hugs!~
Can’t rate the recipe because I didn’t try it. I may be the only one who never bought an Instant Pot. They were everywhere last year, but I didn’t bite. You’ve got me thinking about it again. The recipe looks yummy and you have it all set up so prettily.
Love your outfit too. It’s just right. You look put together, but still casual and comfortable. Love it! The shoes look perfect with it too.
This is a “down” weekend for me too. We’re having a new heater installed today, so I had to clear out the basement for it, so most of the weekend will be spent getting things back together. I love organizing though, so I’m looking forward to it!
Thanks for the great post! Have a great weekend!
Love your outfit, Beth, especially the sweater. But most of all thank you for the great pics of Oscar. He is such a handsome dude!
I absolutely love your classy outfit – you look great.I’m looking forward to making the Chili recipe too, even though we are going through a heat wave here in Queensland, Australia at the moment.Thank you for brightening my day!
Great ootd to start your week end at home. Those are the best after being away!!!
Favorite cornbread – Krusteaz Honey Cornbread mix.
Started my week end by going to water aerobics. A fun way to get a total body workout with cardio.
Finally some cooler weather in SC. Planning on enjoying my screened porch, watch some college football, and finishing my fall decorating.
Beth, I hope by now you have repotted the mums I saw on your front porch just
week. They looked like they were still in
the container from the garden center. Roots will probably need some room to spread out. I get my gardening info from “Southern Living”. I am sure you are familiar with this great publication since you now live in GA.
Have a wonderful week end!!
I really love the pants and I’m always a driving moc kind of gal (have a gorgeous orange pair which would look great with your OOTD).
As to weekend – on the coast here in Australia in the little beach cottage that is our heart-home. Masses of admin to accomplish ahead of a book release. OOTD for me is leggings, zip-up sports top and runners because dog expects a long walk any minute. Cheers and have a good weekend.
You look great.
I was sharing your fur baby Oscar
with my husband and we were discussing the breed. Is Oscar a Alsatian or a German Shepard?
We had two cats Romeo and Juliet. Both were pure breeds, Birmans. They are both in “cat heaven.” Miss them dearly. Romeo lived for 19 years.
Have a wonderful weekend.
I am going to meet my newest granddaughter. I’ve seen pictures, and she’s a beautiful baby. Now I just have to go pick something out for her to wear. And I’m going to see the rest of the grandkids. My daughter and son-in-law just had the sixth child. I’m hoping they stop after this one. But I’ve said that before.
do you mind me asking you what size you bought for the Mariner Stripe Banana Republic sweater?
i am wearing a size medium but could have sized down to a small.
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