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Instant Pot Taco Stuffed Bell Peppers

Instant Pot Taco Stuffed Bell Peppers are a quick and easy dinner. A blend of Mexican spices and ground beef stuffed into bell peppers and topped with cheese.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Instant Pot Taco Stuffed Bell Peppers
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Servings 4
Author Recipes Simple


  • 4 to 6 medium bell peppers
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 1 ½ lbs lean ground beef
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup shredded fiesta blend cheese, divided


  1. Start by prepping your bell peppers. Remove the tops, core, and seeds from each one.

  2. Pour water into pressure cooker liner. Add the trivet over the water.

  3. In the large bowl, add ground beef, seasonings, onion, garlic, and ½ cup cheese.

  4. Blend together well with hands. Divide into equal portions according to the number of bell peppers.

  5. Stuff the meat mixture into each bell pepper. Position bell peppers on the trivet inside the electric pressure cooker.

  6. Close the pressure cooker and set the value to sealing. Set the pressure cooker to manual or pressure cook on high for 8 minutes. When the cycle is complete, allow the electric pressure cooker to release naturally for 6 to 8 minutes before quick release.

  7. Top each pepper with remaining cheese and cover until melted.

  8. Carefully remove the bell peppers from the pressure cooker, allowing any excess liquid in the peppers to pour back into the pot. (Long handled tongs are especially useful.)

  9. Serve with chopped cilantro, limes, sour cream, salsa, avocado, or your favorite taco toppings.