Pressure Cooker Mexican Stuffed Bell Peppers with Chipotle Lime Sauce

Pressure Cooker Mexican Stuffed Bell Peppers with Chipotle Lime Sauce

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For a unique spin on stuffed bell peppers, we’re bringing you these easy Mexican Stuffed Bell Peppers with Chipotle Lime Sauce, made in less than 40 minutes total in the pressure cooker.




  1. For the chipotle lime sauce, in a small bowl, whisk to combine sour cream, chipotle in adobo sauce (just the sauce, not the peppers), zest and juice of 1 lime and garlic powder. Store in refrigerator until ready to use. Can be prepared up to 4 days in advance.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the ground turkey, green chilies, green onions, jalapeno, bread crumbs, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, and salt. Divide into 4 equal portions and fill prepared bell peppers.
  3. Add 1 cup of water to the pressure cooker and place steam rack inside and arrange peppers on top. A round steam basket also works well for this.
  4. Secure the lid and cook at high pressure for 15 minutes. When cooking is complete, use a natural release for 10 minutes and then release any remaining pressure.
  5. Preheat broiler. Place bell peppers on a sheet pan. Top with pepper jack cheese and broil until browned and bubbly.
  6. To serve: Pile on pico de gallo, chopped avocados, pickled jalapenos, and some crushed tortilla chips. Finally, drizzle with the Chipotle Lime Sauce. Enjoy!
  7. Optional: Because the meat is cooked raw, a lot of juices will collect inside the pepper. I simply drained them into the pressure cooker before I plated them. An alternative method (that wouldn’t burn your fingers) would be to put a hole in the bottom of the pepper before cooking. I worried I’d lose some flavor and moisture from the meat, so I went ahead and burned my finger tips for the sake of a Mexican stuffed bell pepper flavor bomb!