Instant Pot Stuffed Peppers

A rich meal made with rice, beef and vegetables, all in one place and with zero effort. This simple recipe turns out to be nutritious, healthy and rich in flavor, so that it’s the perfect choice for a quick lunch at home or to pack your lunchbox for the office. You can also prepare your stuffed peppers the day before and keep them in the fridge until it’s time to serve them. Let your Instant Pot do the hard stuff while you’re relaxing with your family!

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: 14 minutes
Total Time: 29 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 your 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, salt and pepper.
  • Mix well to obtain a homogeneous mixture.
  • Stuff your peppers with the prepared mixture.
  • Pour water into your Instant Pot (clean the bottom previously!).
  • Correctly place the trivet and place your stuffed peppers onto the trivet.
  • Cook at high pressure for about 10 minutes, depending on the size of your peppers.
  • Release the steam naturally.
  • Carefully take your peppers out and place them on a baking tin.
  • Spread tomato sauce and sprinkle with shredded mozzarella.
  • Bake in grilling mode for a couple of minutes, until cheese melts.
  • Serve hot or warm.
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