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{VIDEO} Slow Cooker/Instant Pot Pumpkin Chili (Paleo, Whole30)

  • Author: Fit SlowCooker Queen
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 3 hours
  • Total Time: 3 hours 10 mins
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


  • 2 lbs ground meat of your choice or 1 lb ground meat and 1 lb ground sausage
  • 1 lb sweet potatoes or potatoes, peeled & diced
  • 28 ounces diced tomatoes
  • 15 ounces broth (beef broth if using ground beef, chicken broth if using ground chicken or turkey)
  • 15 ounces pure pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1 large bell pepper, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp oil (for pressure cooker)


Slow Cooker

  1. Add all ingredients to the slow cooker. Stir to mix well.
  2. Cook HIGH 3-4 or LOW 6-8.

Instant Pot

  1. Set Instant Pot to the high saute setting. Once hot, add oil.
  2. Add ground meat and cook until browned, 3-5 minutes, crumbling the meat as it cooks. You might need to do this in batches.  Remove meat from pressure cooker and drain the grease if needed.
  3. Add bell pepper, garlic and onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 3-5 minutes.
  4. Stir in diced tomatoes, scraping any browned bits from the bottom of the pot. Stir in ground meat and all remaining ingredients, close and seal vent.
  5. Select manual setting, medium or high pressure and set time for 20 minutes. Quick-release pressure when cook time is completed.