Instant Pot Stuffed Poblano Pepper Soup Recipe

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This Stuffed Poblano Pepper Soup Recipe is so hearty and delicious that it could be a meal within itself. Using your Instant Pot, it takes about an hour to create this dish using ingredients including Mexican poblano peppers, rice, and ground beef.

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Stuffed Poblano Pepper Soup Recipe

The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through so that you don’t miss any tips or substitution suggestions, to ensure that you have all the ingredients and equipment required and understand the steps and timings involved.

Much like slow cooker recipes, many recipes for the Instant Pot have minimal hands-on prep time, and this stuffed poblano pepper soup recipe is no exception.

Just 15 minutes are needed to get this hearty and flavorsome soup going, with the remaining time left for the pressure cooker to do its thing.

Stuffed poblano peppers are a popular Southwestern dish, and in this recipe, we turn that favorite into a soup.

Poblano peppers are Mexican chili peppers that are very dark green and ripen to dark red or brown. When dried, they are called ancho chiles.

They are mild chili peppers and measure 1000 – 2000 on the Scoville Heat Scale. That is lower than jalapeños which measure 2500-8000 SHU. Bell peppers in comparison measure zero.

If you can’t find poblano peppers, you could use Anaheim peppers, which are a little less spicy, and if you can’t find those, you could just use bell peppers and add some extra chili powder or red pepper flakes to the soup for that spicy kick!

Instant Pot Stuffed Poblano Pepper Soup

Ingredients & Equipment Used In This Recipe

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It may not include staple ingredients such as oil, salt, sugar, etc., as you’re likely to have those in your kitchen. The complete list of ingredients with measurements is found in the recipe card.

  • Fresh ProduceRed Onion, Poblano Peppers, Parsley, Garlic
  • ProteinGround Beef (Beef Mince)
  • Italian Seasoningthis recipe uses store-bought Italian Seasoning, but it is so easy to make your own herb mixes, especially if you already have a bunch of herbs and spices in your pantry already. Just mix equal measures of dried basil, oregano, rosemary, parsley, and thyme. You can also add a pinch of garlic granules or powder as well as red chili flakes if you like. Store in an airtight jar and use in recipes as required.
  • Beef Broth/Stock or Chicken Broth/Stock
  • Canned Crushed Tomatoes – crushed tomaotes are somewhere between tomato sauce (passata) and chopped tomatoes. In the UK look for Passata Rustica which is essentially the same thing as crushed tomatoes. It amazes me how even some simple ingredients are different the world over, and a problem I run into as an international blog!
  • Long Grain White Rice

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Recipe for Stuffed Poblano Pepper Soup

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Stuffed Poblano Peppers Soup in the Instant Pot

How Do I Make Stuffed Poblano Pepper Soup?

Check out the printable recipe card below with full ingredients and instructions. Any demonstration photos do not print out to save your ink.

How To Make Stuffed Poblano Peppers Soup in an Instant Pot

Instant Pot Stuffed Poblano Pepper Soup

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

This Instant Pot Stuffed Poblano Pepper Soup Recipe is so hearty and delicious that it could be a meal within itself.


  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • ½ medium red onion, diced
  • 2 large Poblano peppers, seeded and diced
  • 2 tsp garlic powder, minced
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp Italian seasoning
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 2 lbs (900g) lean ground beef
  • 3½ cups beef or chicken broth, preferably organic
  • 1 (28-oz/2 x 400g) can crushed tomatoes, with liquid
  • 1 cup long-grain rice, uncooked
  • 3 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped


  1. Add olive oil to Instant Pot and select the Sauté function. Set to high and once the display reads “hot,” add red onion, Poblano peppers, garlic powder, chili powder, and Italian seasoning. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring continually until the onions and pepper soften and develop a bit of color. Transfer the veggie mixture to a medium bowl.
  2. Add ground beef to the Instant Pot and brown for 3-4 minutes, or until no longer pink inside, stirring occasionally. Turn the unit off and carefully drain any excess fat from the container.
  3. Pour sautéed veggies on top of the browned beef. Add broth, crushed tomatoes, and brown rice. Stir to combine and season with salt and black pepper, as desired.
  4. Add the lid and set the pressure valve to “sealing.” Select the “Manual” cooking option on the high setting and set the cooking time to 20 minutes. When done cooking, allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes, and then do a quick release for any remaining pressure.
  5. To serve, transfer soup to individual bowls and garnish with fresh chopped parsley if desired. Enjoy!

    How To Make Stuffed Poblano Peppers Soup in an Instant Pot

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 669Total Fat: 39gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 186mgSodium: 478mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 59g

This site uses Nutritionix to provide estimated nutrition. Nutritional information is always approximate and will depend on the quality of ingredients used and serving sizes. If you need exact calories and macros, please do your own calculations.

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