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Instant Pot Stuffed Pepper Soup

Instant Pot Stuffed Pepper Soup is loaded with bell peppers, rice, ground beef and bursting with a comforting and hearty flavor.  Even better that it all cooks up directly in your Instant Pot.
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 6 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 598kcal


  • Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion diced, medium sized
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 green bell pepper diced
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1 Yellow bell pepper diced
  • 14.5 oz fire roasted diced tomatoes one can
  • 6 oz tomato paste one small can
  • 14.5 oz Kidney beans drained, one can
  • 4 cups broth chicken or beef
  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 1/2 tsp smoked Paprika
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp. Cajun spice
  • 1 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1.5 lbs ground beef


  • Turn your Instant Pot on the sauté function and add the olive oil.
  • When the oil is hot, add the diced onion, and peppers.
  • Stir to evenly cook until the onion is translucent.
  • Add the ground beef, and garlic to the onion pepper mixture.
  • Cook the beef, browning and crumbling for 5 minutes.
  • Turn off the Instant Pot and add all remaining ingredients.
  • Stir all ingredients to combine.
  • Cover Instant Pot and set to sealing.
  • Set the Instant pot to Manual High Pressure for 3 minutes.
  • Once the Instant Pot beeps time is up, allow it to do a natural
  • release for 5 minutes.
  • Then do a quick release, carefully.


This recipe makes great leftovers.  I think it tastes better the next day, so make it a day ahead if you want a great flavor.  If your rice soaks up all of your liquid add in some water or some broth to thin it back out to your liking. 


Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 598kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 1256mg | Potassium: 1164mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 3295IU | Vitamin C: 88mg | Calcium: 115mg | Iron: 7mg