Instant Pot Beef-Stuffed Peppers


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.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
4 stuffed peppers


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 pound lean ground beef

  • 1 medium onion, diced

  • 1 ½ cups water

  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste

  • 1 (1.25 ounce) package taco seasoning mix

  • 4 green bell peppers, tops and seeds removed


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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 (per serving)

354 Calories
19g Fat
22g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 354
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 25%
Saturated Fat 7g 34%
Cholesterol 69mg 23%
Sodium 1053mg 46%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 107mg 535%
Calcium 44mg 3%
Iron 4mg 19%
Potassium 924mg 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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