Instant Pot Picadillo

Ground beef mixed with chopped bell pepper, minced onion and garlic and parsley in tomato sauce in white bowl

Instant Pot Picadillo is an original beef recipe you can have in only 20 minutes!

Ground beef mixed with chopped bell pepper, minced onion and garlic and parsley in tomato sauce in white bowl

This is a mouth-watering ground beef meal that has the most amazing aroma and taste.

You can never get over with ground beef as long as we keep providing you with such easy and tempting recipes you can make in your Instant Pot 🙂

A perfect comfort meal for your supper!

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What is Picadillo?

Instant Pot Picadillo is made with ground meat, tomatoes (pureed tomatoes might be utilized as a substitute), and different ingredients that change area to area.

Originated from Spanish, Picadillo means “to mince” or “to chop”.

What else can I add?

There can be so many variations to this recipe. Try adding:

Diced potatoes

Diced Carrots

Green veggies


Add broth and turn it into a stew

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Can I use ground turkey or ground chicken?

Yes and it works great 🙂

How to serve?

Serve this delicious trendy Instant Pot Picadillo with Instant Pot Jasmine rice, quinoa or mashed potatoes.

Can I store it?

Yes, of course!

Keep picadillo for as long as 4 days just make surer to store in an airtight bag or container.

How to make Instant Pot Picadillo?

Gather the necessary ingredients.

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Turn on the instant pot, sauté for 5 minutes and add ground beef.

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Add black pepper, salt, and mix until it turns a bit brownish.

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Now dump in everything that's left from the ingredients list.

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Cover the pot and set it to High Pressure for 15 minutes.

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Do a Quick Release, open the lid and stir.

Serve hot and enjoy 🙂

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How To Serve Picadillo

Picadillo pairs well with white rice for a classic combo. Try it with black beans for added protein and fiber. Fried plantains add a sweet touch, balancing the savory flavors. For a lighter option, serve over a bed of fresh greens. Cornbread can soak up the delicious sauce, offering a Southern twist. Crispy tortillas or tostadas make a great crunchy base, perfect for scooping up the tasty mixture.

Looking for more ideas? Check out What To Serve With Picadillo for 16 delicious accompaniments to this flavorful dish.

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Ground beef mixed with chopped bell pepper, minced onion and garlic and parsley in tomato sauce in white bowl

Instant Pot Picadillo

This wonderfully delicious dinner recipe combines ground beef, bell pepper and seasoning nicely.
4.43 from 14 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beef, Instant Pot Picadillo, Picadillo
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Corrie


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ onion chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tomato chopped
  • ½ red bell peppers chopped
  • 2 tablespoon cilantro
  • 4 oz tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup water


  • Press "saute" and add olive oil.
  • Add ground beef and salt and saute for 1 minute.
  • Add bell pepper, onions, garlic, and cilantro and saute for 3 minutes.
  • Add tomato, cumin, bay leaves, tomato sauce and stir well.
  • Add water and close the lid.
  • Cook on high pressure for 15 minutes.
  • When cooking time is complete, do a quick pressure release.
  • Open the lid, serve and enjoy 🙂


Calories: 230kcal Carbohydrates: 4g Protein: 14g Fat: 18g Saturated Fat: 6g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 8g Trans Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 54mg Sodium: 542mg Potassium: 361mg Fiber: 1g Sugar: 2g Vitamin A: 579IU Vitamin C: 18mg Calcium: 28mg Iron: 2mg


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