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Presto Mexican Peppers

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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min. + releasing
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 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


  • Place trivet insert and 1 cup water in a 6-qt. electric pressure cooker.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Editor's Note
Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Nutrition Facts
1 stuffed pepper: 435 calories, 20g fat (8g saturated fat), 136mg cholesterol, 518mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 5g fiber), 30g protein.

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