Instant Pot Stuffed Peppers

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
Calories 208kcal


  • 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.


Calories: 208kcal