Instant Pot Beef-Stuffed Peppers


1 tablespoon olive oil

1 pound lean ground beef

1 medium onion, diced

1 ½ cups water

1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste

1 (1.25 ounce) package taco seasoning mix

4 green bell peppers, tops and seeds removed


Step 1
Add olive oil to the inner liner of a multi-functional electric pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select Saute function. Add beef and onion to the hot oil and cook until beef is browned and no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Remove from pot and drain.

Step 2
Return beef and onion to the pot, still on Saute mode. Stir in water, tomato paste, and taco seasoning. Bring mixture to a simmer and cook until thickened, 8 to 10 minutes. Fill bell peppers with the mixture.

Step 3
Pour 1 cup of water into the inner liner; set trivet inside and place stuffed bell peppers on top. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer’s instructions; set timer for 8 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

Step 4
Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer’s instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid.

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