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Stuffed Bell Peppers cooked in Instant Pot served on a plate over red sauce.

Quick Stuffed Bell Peppers Instant Pot

Quick Stuffed Bell Peppers Instant Pot – super delicious & easy stuffed bell peppers with ground beef, bacon and rice. You will love how quickly you can cook stuffed bell peppers for dinner. Scroll down to see how to make stuffed bell peppers in Instant Pot.

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Stuffed Bell Peppers cooked in Instant Pot served on a plate over red sauce.

Recipe Notes

  • If YOU like tomatoes inside stuffed peppers then add 10 oz can of cubed tomatoes into the meat filling before stuffing bell peppers. It tastes super delicious, I don’t add it because of my kiddos 🙁
  • If bell peppers are falling on the side, cut off a little bit of base to make them stand straight up.
  • If using leftover cooked rice use about 3 cups of cooked rice for this recipe.
  • Store leftovers in airtight container inside the fridge for 1-3 days, they taste amazing next day, sautéed with sunny side up eggs and avocado slices.

Cooking rice in Instant pot.

How to Cook Rice in Instant Pot

Add 1 cup of rice and 1 cup of water into the Instant Pot (This is the one I have!).
Cover and cook on Rice Setting for 10 minutes, after it’s done cooking quick release pressure. Transfer rice into a big mixing bowl and wash Instant Pot.

Saute onion in Instant Pot.

How to Make Stuffed Peppers Sauce

Pour 2 tablespoons of oil into the Instant Pot and turn on a Saute Mode. Add 1 chopped onion and saute for 5 minutes, stirring few times.
Stuffed bell peppers sauce
Into a mixing bowl add 2 cups of tomato and basil marinara sauce, 1 cup of homemade beef broth and  1 tablespoon balsamic vinegarAfter 5 minutes, remove 1/2 of onion and transfer it into a mixing bowl with sauce.

Bacon cooking in instant pot.

How to Make Stuffed Peppers Filling

Next add finely chopped bacon and saute with the rest of the onion for 5-7 minutes or until bacon turns brownish color.

Stuffed bell peppers meat filling.

Transfer cooked bacon into a bowl with rice, add 1 lb ground beef, 2 teaspoons McCormick Montereal Steak Spice, 1/4 cup chopped parsley, 3 cloves of minced garlic, 2 teaspoons sea salt & 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper. Using hands (with gloves) mix until everything is combined.

Bell Peppers Recipe

How to Cook Stuffed Bell Peppers in Instant Pot

Pour sauce into the Instant Pot. Stuff bell peppers with meat filling and place them into the Instant Pot over the sauce (If bell peppers are falling on the side cut off a little bit of base to make them stand straight up).

Stuffed Bell Peppers Instant Pot Recipe

Cover Instant pot and turn the steam release to SEALING and press meat/stew setting for 8-10 minutes. Naturally release pressure for 5 minutes. Quick release the pressure and carefully open the lid. Pour sauce into a bowl, place stuffed bell pepper over the top, sprinkle with cheese and parsley. Enjoy!

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Stuffed Bell Peppers Instant Pot

Stuffed Bell Peppers Instant Pot - easy stuffed bell peppers with beef, bacon & rice.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Main Coarse
Cuisine: Russian, Ukrainian
Keyword: instant pot, one pot meal, stuffed bell peppers,
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 480kcal
Author: Love Keil

Equipment

  • Instant pot

Ingredients

For Rice

  • 1 cup basmati rice or any rice of your choice
  • 1 cup water

Stuffed Bell Pepper Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil or any oil of your choice
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 2 cups marinara sauce I used tomato and basil marinara sauce
  • 1 cup beef broth homemade
  • 1 tablespoon  balsamic vinegar

Stufffed Peppers

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick Montereal Steak Seasoning or any of your favorite meat spices
  • 5 slices bacon finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup parsley more for garnish
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper or to taste
  • 4 medium bell peppers red & yellow colors, washed - tops and seeds removed
  • sharp cheddar cheese for garnish

Instructions

How to Cook Rice in Instant Pot

  • Add 1 cup of rice and 1 cup of water into the Instant Pot. Cover and cook on Rice setting for 10 minutes, after it's done cooking quick release pressure. Transfer rice into a big mixing bowl and wash Instant Pot.

How to Make Stuffed Peppers Sauce

  • Pour 2 tablespoons of oil into the Instant Pot and turn on a Saute Mode. Add 1 chopped onion and saute for 5 minutes, stirring few times.
  • Into a mixing bowl add 2 cups of tomato and basil marinara sauce, 1 cup of homemade beef broth and  1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar.
  • After 5 minutes, remove 1/2 of onion and transfer it into a mixing bowl with sauce.

How to Make Stuffed Peppers Filling

  • Next add finely chopped bacon and saute with the rest of the onion for 5-7 minutes or until bacon turns brownish color.
  • Transfer cooked bacon into a bowl with rice, add 1 lb ground beef, 2 teaspoons McCormick Montereal Steak Spice, 1/4 cup of chopped parsley, 3 cloves of minced garlic, 2 teaspoons sea salt & 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper. Using hands (with gloves) mix until everything is combined.

How to Cook Stuffed Bell Peppers in Instant Pot

  • Pour sauce into the Instant Pot. Stuff bell peppers with meat filling and place them into the Instant Pot over the sauce (If bell peppers are falling on the side, cut off a little bit of base to make them stand straight up).
  • Cover Instant pot and turn the steam release to SEALING and press meat/stew setting for 8-10 minutes. Naturally release pressure for 5 minutes. Quick release the pressure and carefully open the lid.
  • Pour sauce into a bowl, place stuffed bell pepper over the top, sprinkle with cheese and parsley. Enjoy!

Notes

  • If YOU like tomatoes inside stuffed peppers, then add 10 oz can of cubed tomatoes into the meat filling before stuffing bell peppers.
  • If bell peppers are falling on the side, cut off a little bit of base to make them stand straight up.
  • If using leftover cooked rice use about 3 cups of cooked rice for this recipe.
  • Store leftovers in airtight container inside the fridge for 1-3 days, they taste amazing next day sautéed with sunny side up eggs and avocado slices. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 480kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 758mg | Potassium: 782mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 3048IU | Vitamin C: 112mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 3mg

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