Presto Mexican Peppers

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min. + releasing


4 servings

Updated: Feb. 15, 2022
Traditional stuffed peppers get a southwestern twist! The filling also makes a delicious meat loaf that we even like cold as a sandwich with Mexican-blend or cheddar cheese, mayo and salsa.” — Traci K Wynne, Denver, Pennsylvania
Presto Mexican Peppers Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 4 medium green, sweet red, orange and/or yellow peppers
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1-1/2 cups crushed tortilla chips
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 red chili pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1/2 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • Sour cream and additional salsa, optional


  1. Place trivet insert and 1 cup water in a 6-qt. electric pressure cooker.
  2. Cut and discard tops from peppers; remove seeds. In a small bowl, combine egg, salsa, chips, onion, cilantro, chili pepper, garlic and cumin. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well; spoon into peppers. Set peppers on trivet.
  3. Lock lid; close pressure-release valve. Adjust to pressure-cook on high for 12 minutes. Let pressure release naturally. Sprinkle peppers with cheese. If desired, serve with sour cream and additional salsa.

Nutrition Facts

1 stuffed pepper: 435 calories, 20g fat (8g saturated fat), 136mg cholesterol, 518mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 5g fiber), 30g protein.