Instant Pot Unstuffed Peppers
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Instant Pot Unstuffed Peppers

A traditional twist on stuffed bell peppers, Instant Pot Unstuffed Peppers is an easy, family friendly meal with a few simple ingredients, made in just minutes in your Instant Pot!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: peppers, stuffed, Instant Pot, Pressure Cooker, easy, kid friendly, family
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 399kcal
Author: Admin



  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 onion diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp salt or more as needed
  • 1/8 tsp ground pepper or more, to taste
  • 1 green bell pepper cut into strips and strips into thirds
  • 1/2 C long grain white rice uncooked
  • 14.5 oz diced tomatoes
  • 8 oz tomato sauce
  • 1/2 C beef broth
  • 2 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce* or, Soy-free Worcestershire substitute - below
  • 3/4 C. shredded cheese for serving


  • Use the saute feature to brown your ground beef, onion and garlic in your Instant Pot (oil is optional); season as needed (salt, pepper).
  • Drain any fat, making sure to keep the ground beef in the pot, and to the pot, add the bell pepper, rice, diced tomatoes with juice, tomato sauce, broth, and Worcestershire sauce (or substitute) - no need to be perfect, just dump in the pot.
  • Give everything in the pot a good stir, and place the lid on the Instant Pot. Seal the valve. Set the timer for manual (high pressure) for 5 minutes.
  • Once the pot beeps finished, natural release for 5 minutes, then do a quick release with any remaining pressure.
  • Serve in bowls and top with shredded cheese . Refrigerate leftovers and enjoy within 48-72 hours.


Calories: 399kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 961mg | Potassium: 624mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 517IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 209mg | Iron: 3mg