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Mexican Instant Pot Stuffed Peppers
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5 from 2 votes

Instant Pot Stuffed Peppers

These Instant Pot Stuffed Peppers with ground beef are a delicious, low-carb option for busy weeknights. This recipe minimizes clean up too!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Instant pot stuffed peppers
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 300kcal


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb extra-lean ground beef
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 container fresh salsa (jarred works too)
  • 4 bell peppers, lids and seeds removed
  • 1/2 cup Shredded cheddar cheese

Topping Ideas

  • Avocado
  • Cilantro
  • Jalapenos
  • Green onions


  • Turn Instant Pot onto saute mode. Add olive oil and heat for 1-2 minutes. Add ground beef, onions, chili powder and cumin, sauteeing until beef is browned; about 5 minutes. Stir in salsa and remove beef mixture.
  • Wipe inner pot clean with a paper towel and add 1 cup of water. Stuff peppers with beef mixture and place lid on Instant Pot and make sure valve is set to seal.
  • Press the pressure cook button and set to high, then cook for 2 minutes. Instant Pot will take about 10-15 minutes to come to pressure then pressure cook the 2 minutes.
  • Do a quick release of the pressure on the Instant Pot by flicking the switch at the top with a spoon. Open the lid when pressure gauge has dropped and the lid opens easily.
  • Top peppers with cheese then replace lid and let sit for 5 minutes until cheese is melted. Top peppers with toppings of choice then serve and enjoy!



Calories: 300kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 204mg | Potassium: 754mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 4475IU | Vitamin C: 154mg | Calcium: 143mg | Iron: 4.4mg