Instant Pot Stuffed Peppers

What a nice way to eat peppers. I like to mix up the colors and use red, yellow, green and orange peppers. It’s not just their colors that are different, but their taste too!

The stuffing is a mixture ground beef, rice and tomato sauce, which I then brown in the oven to give it an extra crisp and melt the cheese . I Serve it with a good steam broccoli, but feel free to eat it without a side dish.

The Stuffed Peppers are a classic, but several details make it even more delicious when it’s cooked in the instant pot. First there is the cooking of the peppers – For once they are neither too hard, nor too soft, just tender enough. It’s not easy to achieve a beautiful texture of cooked pepper, but I think that the technique of steam cooking in the instant pot and then broiling them in the oven did a great job .

The taste for this stuff pepper is a classic Italian combination. You can substitute the Italian spice for Mexican one if you like, you will get a tex-mex stuffed peppers.

This time I added image of each and every step to make it easy for you to follow. Hope it helps :]

As always you can get the regular recipe at the bottom of the page.

First I wash and clean the peppers:

Then I brown the beef using the ‘satue’ option of the Instant Pot

Then I make a mixture from the beef, rice, onion and all the remaining spices.

Then I add water and put the trivet with the peppers inside:

After cooking, I add some cheese on top and bake the peppers for a few minutes:

Then I take them out and enjoy :]

Instant Pot Stuffed Peppers
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beef, bell pepper, Black Rice, Stuffed Peppers
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup canned tomato sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 6 bell peppers
  • 1 onion minced
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp thyme powder
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Wash the peppers, cut off their tops and deseed them carefully.
  • Pour olive oil into your Instant Pot and press “Sauté”:
  • Add ground beef and cook for 2 minutes, until meat browns slightly.
  • Place your browned beef into a large bowl and add cooked rice, minced onion, whisked egg, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, thyme, Italian seasoning, paprika, tomato sauce and salt and pepper.
  • Mix well to obtain a homogeneous mixture and stuff the peppers with this it.
  • Clean the bottom of the Instant Pot and then add water.
  • Place the trivet inside the Instant Pot and then place your stuffed peppers onto the trivet.
  • Cook at high pressure for about 5 minutes, depending on the size of your peppers.
  • After cooking ends, let the pressure release naturally.
  • Carefully take the peppers out and place them on a baking tin.
  • Spread with shredded mozzarella and put in the oven.
  • Bake in grilling mode (180°c or 350°f) for a couple of minutes, until cheese melts.
  • Serve hot.
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