Instant Pot Turkey & Beans Stuffed Bell Peppers

A super healthy dinner idea for the whole family.

This recipe combines ground turkey, black beans, green chilies, jalapeño pepper and breadcrumbs for bell peppers filling.

Instant Pot Turkey and Beans Stuffed Bell Peppers
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Turkey& Beans Stuffed Bell Peppers
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 3/4 lb ground turkey
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup canned black beans rinsed and drained
  • 2 scallions chopped
  • 5 ounces canned chopped green chilies
  • 1 jalapeno pepper chopped
  • 1/2 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • to taste salt
  • 4 large bell peppers tops and seeds removed
  • In a skillet, heat the oil and cook the turkey for about 4-5 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and discard the grease completely.
  • Transfer the turkey into a large bowl and set aside to cool slightly.
  • Arrange a steamer basket in the bottom of an Instant Pot Mini and pour the water.
  • In the bowl of turkey, add the beans, scallions, green chilies, jalapeño pepper, breadcrumbs and spices and mix until well combined.
  • Stuff each bell pepper with the turkey mixture evenly.
  • Arrange the stuffed bell peppers into the steamer basket.
  • Secure the lid and turn to “Seal” position.
  • Cook on “Manual” with “High Pressure” for about 15 minutes.
  • Press “Cancel” and allow a natural release for about 10 minutes and then do a quick release.
  • Carefully, remove the lid and transfer the bell peppers onto a platter.
  • Serve warm.


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6 thoughts on “Instant Pot Turkey & Beans Stuffed Bell Peppers

  1. Such an easy and delightful meal! I cooked for 15 minutes at high pressure and naturally release pressure for 10 minutes. This made the peppers too soft. I think, I will do 10 minutes high pressure and 5 minutes NPR next time for the crispy version.

    1. Yes, my family likes the stuffed bell peppers really soft, so I cook them as mentioned in the recipe. You can alter the timings as you desire to eat them, soft or crispy.

  2. This is my first instant pot recipe as I love the bell peppers and will become a regular meal in the future. These were quite spicy and we loved every bite. My son complimented me for this meal that I have cooked it to perfection. 10 stars for this recipe!

  3. Such an easy and a great recipe. The only amendment I made to this recipe is that I topped the bell peppers with cheese and pico de Gallo! All my meals are incomplete without pico de Gallo.

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