Flavorful Instant Pot white bean and turkey chili that's really easy to make - just drop all the ingredients in the pot! Tomatillo salsa gives this turkey chili just the right amount of flavor and heat.
This is one of those drop-it-all-in-a-pot kind of meals. The Instant Pot, to be exact. It's an easy and satisfying chili recipe, one I often make after cooking a big batch of white beans in my Instant Pot. (Don't worry, you can use canned beans, too)
My goal was to make this Instant Pot chili recipe kid-friendly and as easy as possible. There's no prep work and no dirty dishes (except the one pot you cook it in).
Full disclosure, though - you'll need to prep some sides, because what's chili without sides? I'm talking about grated cheese, green onions, cilantro, sour cream, avocado...you know, the usual!
You can amp up the heat by choosing hot salsa, instead of mild or medium. This recipe uses only a cup of tomatillo salsa as an ingredient, so I always serve the extra salsa that's left in the jar alongside the chili. I love an extra spoonful in my bowl.
What is Tomatillo Salsa?
Tomatillo salsa, or salsa verde, is green salsa made from tomatillos and green chiles instead of tomatoes. The salsa has a bright, tangy flavor. Salsa verde is often made from roasted tomatillos, which gives the salsa a smoky flavor. However, you can also make raw salsa verde.
Tomatillos are a small, bright green fruit covered in a papery skin. They look a little bit like hard green tomatoes. Before using a tomatillo, remove the husk and rinse the fruit to wash off the slightly sticky film that covers it.
Salsa verde is usually available in hot, medium and mild spice levels. Tomatillos are not spicy, so the spice level depends on the chiles added to the sauce. Sometimes the salsa is bright green, and sometimes it has a darker, less vibrant color.
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