Since today's electric pressure cookers are so versatile, you can make versatile recipes in them such as these stuffed bell peppers. Top your bell peppers with your favorite garnish, such as pico de gallo. The stuffing can also be used for taco salads as well as tacos or burritos.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
35 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 stuffed peppers
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Add olive oil to the inner liner of a multi-functional electric pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select Saute function. Add beef and onion to the hot oil and cook until beef is browned and no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Remove from pot and drain.

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  • Return beef and onion to the pot, still on Saute mode. Stir in water, tomato paste, and taco seasoning. Bring mixture to a simmer and cook until thickened, 8 to 10 minutes. Fill bell peppers with the mixture.

  • Pour 1 cup of water into the inner liner; set trivet inside and place stuffed bell peppers on top. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 8 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  • Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid.

Cook's Note:

Use any color bell peppers you prefer.

Nutrition Facts

354 calories; protein 22.9g; carbohydrates 22.1g; fat 19.3g; cholesterol 68.5mg; sodium 1052.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (16)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
02/10/2019
I think this is a goo basic but I needed to add rice to round it out! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
04/22/2020
1.25 oz of taco seasoning is way too much. Stuffing very heavy being virtually all meat. Read More
20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
02/10/2019
I think this is a goo basic but I needed to add rice to round it out! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2019
I baked the peppers for 45 minutes in a 400 degree oven instead of a pressure cooker. Then topped with Colby Jack cheese and diced tomatoes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2019
I have to say WOW, because this recipe was simple and delicious! I thought I'd choose this as my first ever instant pot meal and I'm so glad I did. I feel a lot more comfortable using it after this. Since I had a mini I have to do two 'batches' to cook all four peppers, but I still used the same amount of water and cooking time and the peppers turned out tender and delicious. I also used colored bell peppers because I love things sweet and savory, and I find them a bit more sweet. Thank you so much for making this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2019
Easy and delicious. I added shredded cheddar and a dollop of sour cream to each after plating. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2019
I have made this several times and I always enjoy this simple but delicious recipe. The only thing I do differently is add a little salt and pepper to the meat, and I use ground turkey over beef. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/30/2019
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Rating: 3 stars
01/17/2019
I found it difficult getting the peppers out of the instant pot and plated. They fell apart so I am thinking this may be a better oven recipe. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
01/22/2019
Needs more spice IMHO. I added some paprika and garlic. Also 3 minutes is more than enough to cook the peppers. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/02/2019
I never thought I would make stuffed peppers they just seemed liked something I would not enjoy then one day my niece served me a stuffed pepper and it was wonderful so I set out to make a stuffed pepper for myself and came across this recipe. I don't own an Instant Pot so like one reviewer I baked it in a 400 degree oven for 45 minutes. I followed the recipe exactly as written but like other reviewers have stated it does need some salt and pepper added to the meat mixture. If I could I would give it four and a half stars but I can't so I'm giving it four stars due to the lack of salt and pepper in the ingredients list. I will make these again. Yum!!! Read More
Rating: 1 stars
04/22/2020
1.25 oz of taco seasoning is way too much. Stuffing very heavy being virtually all meat. Read More
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