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Instant Pot Cheesy Taco Ground Beef and Rice

Instant Pot Cheesy Taco Ground Beef and Rice is an easy pressure cooker ground beef dinner recipe made with long grain white rice, corn and black bean salsa and Heinz chili sauce, loaded with shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese.

Instant Pot Cheesy Taco Ground Beef and Rice is an easy pressure cooker ground beef dinner recipe made with long grain white rice, corn and black bean salsa and Heinz chili sauce and loaded with shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese.

Instant Pot Cheesy Taco Ground Beef and Rice is an easy dinner recipe using hamburger meat that’s perfect for weeknights.

Instant Pot Cheesy Taco Ground Beef and Rice is an easy pressure cooker ground beef dinner recipe made with long grain white rice, corn and black bean salsa and Heinz chili sauce and loaded with shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese.

This cheesy ground beef dish gets a bit of a kick from some gluten free taco seasoning and salsa.

Instant Pot Cheesy Taco Ground Beef and Rice is an easy pressure cooker ground beef dinner recipe made with long grain white rice, corn and black bean salsa and Heinz chili sauce and loaded with shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese.

This Instant Pot ground beef recipe takes less than forty minutes from start to finish and serves four people.

Instant Pot Cheesy Taco Ground Beef and Rice is an easy pressure cooker ground beef dinner recipe made with long grain white rice, corn and black bean salsa and Heinz chili sauce and loaded with shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese.

Printable Recipe Card with a Full List of Ingredients and Instructions is Located at the Bottom of the Post.

Be sure to read through the entire post so that you don’t miss out on any important tips and tricks!

To make this ground beef and rice dish, I started by setting my Instant Pot to Saute Less for seven minutes.

Then I added a dab of margarine to the pot, followed by a pound of lean ground beef.

raw ground beef in an Instant Pot

I crumbled the ground beef well as it cooked.

When the Instant Pot turned off, the ground beef was still slightly pink.

cooked ground beef in an Instant Pot

I poured some water into the pot with the ground beef and then scraped the bottom of the pot well to make sure nothing was sticking.

I added some salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder and gluten free taco seasoning to the pot.

taco seasoning and spices on top of water and ground beef in an Instant Pot

Then I poured some long grain white rice into the pot.

uncooked white rice on top of ground beef in an Instant Pot

I gently pushed the rice around until it was all submerged in the liquid but did not stir.

water, rice and ground beef in an Instant Pot

Then I placed the lid on the Instant Pot, turned the steam release handle to the sealing position and set the Instant Pot to Pressure Cook High for 6 minutes.

Once the Instant Pot was done cooking, I immediately turned the steam release handle to the venting position and did a quick release.

Then I removed the lid from the Instant Pot.

ground beef and rice in an Instant Pot after cooking

I stirred the contents of the pot well.

Then I added some Heinz chili sauce and medium corn and black bean salsa to the pot.

chili sauce and salsa on top of rice and ground beef in an Instant Pot

I stirred well again and then set the Instant Pot to Saute Less for 3 minutes just to heat up the sauce and salsa.

taco ground beef and rice in an Instant Pot

Once the Instant Pot turned off, I added some shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese to the pot.

shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese on top of ground beef and rice in an Instant Pot

I stirred well again and served immediately.

Instant Pot Cheesy Taco Ground Beef and Rice is an easy pressure cooker ground beef dinner recipe made with long grain white rice, corn and black bean salsa and Heinz chili sauce and loaded with shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese.

This cheesy ground beef and rice is a hearty dinner recipe perfect for cold weather.

Instant Pot Cheesy Taco Ground Beef and Rice is an easy pressure cooker ground beef dinner recipe made with long grain white rice, corn and black bean salsa and Heinz chili sauce and loaded with shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese.

The salsa and taco seasoing give this dish a bit of a kick but it is not overly spicy.

If you are looking for an easy ground beef dinner recipe for your Instant Pot, then you need to try this Instant Pot Cheesy Taco Ground Beef and Rice!

Printable Recipe Card with a Full List of Ingredients and Instructions is Located at the Bottom of the Post.

Instant Pot Cheesy Taco Ground Beef and Rice is an easy pressure cooker ground beef dinner recipe made with long grain white rice, corn and black bean salsa and Heinz chili sauce and loaded with shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese.

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PRINTABLE VERSION OF THE RECIPE CAN BE FOUND AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE

Ingredients You’ll Need to Make this Instant Pot Cheesy Taco Ground Beef and Rice:

  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 oz gluten free taco seasoing
  • 2 cups long grain white rice
  • 2 cups Heinz chili sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups medium corn and black bean salsa
  • 3 cups shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese blend

How to Make Instant Pot Cheesy Taco Ground Beef and Rice:

  1. Set Instant Pot to Saute Less for 7 minutes.
  2. Add a dab of butter or margarine to the pot, followed by the ground beef.
  3. Crumble the ground beef well as it cooks.
  4. When the Instant Pot turns off, the ground beef will still be slightly pink.
  5. Add the water to the pot and scrape the bottom well to make sure nothing is sticking.
  6. Add the salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder and taco seasoning to the pot. Do not stir.
  7. Add the rice to the pot.
  8. Gently push the rice around so that it is all submerged in the liquid but do not stir.
  9. Place the lid on the Instant Pot, turn the steam release handle to the sealing position and set the Instant Pot to Pressure Cook High for 6 minutes.
  10. When the Instant Pot is done cooking, immediately turn the steam release handle to the venting position and do a quick release.
  11. Remove the lid and stir the contents well.
  12. Add the chili sauce and salsa to the pot.
  13. Stir well and then set the Instant Pot to Saute Less for 3 minutes.
  14. When the Instant Pot turns off, add the shredded cheese and stir well.
  15. Serve and enjoy!
Yield: 4 people

Instant Pot Cheesy Taco Ground Beef and Rice

Instant Pot Cheesy Taco Ground Beef and Rice is an easy pressure cooker ground beef dinner recipe made with long grain white rice, corn and black bean salsa and Heinz chili sauce and loaded with shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese.

Instant Pot Cheesy Taco Ground Beef and Rice is an easy pressure cooker ground beef dinner recipe made with long grain white rice, corn and black bean salsa and Heinz chili sauce and loaded with shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 23 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 oz gluten free taco seasoing
  • 2 cups long grain white rice
  • 2 cups Heinz chili sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups medium corn and black bean salsa
  • 3 cups shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheese blend

Instructions

  1. Set Instant Pot to Saute Less for 7 minutes.
  2. Add a dab of butter or margarine to the pot, followed by the ground beef.
  3. Crumble the ground beef well as it cooks.
  4. When the Instant Pot turns off, the ground beef will still be slightly pink.
  5. Add the water to the pot and scrape the bottom well to make sure nothing is sticking.
  6. Add the salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder and taco seasoning to the pot. Do not stir.
  7. Add the rice to the pot.
  8. Gently push the rice around so that it is all submerged in the liquid but do not stir.
  9. Place the lid on the Instant Pot, turn the steam release handle to the sealing position and set the Instant Pot to Pressure Cook High for 6 minutes.
  10. When the Instant Pot is done cooking, immediately turn the steam release handle to the venting position and do a quick release.
  11. Remove the lid and stir the contents well.
  12. Add the chili sauce and salsa to the pot.
  13. Stir well and then set the Instant Pot to Saute Less for 3 minutes.
  14. When the Instant Pot turns off, add the shredded cheese and stir well.
  15. Serve and enjoy!

Notes

* this recipe was tested in an 8 quart Instant Pot Duo

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 803Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 152mgSodium: 3291mgCarbohydrates: 71gFiber: 8gSugar: 22gProtein: 59g

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Kaia

Tuesday 8th of February 2022

Suggestions to make it less spicy. I have small children and they complained despite me thinking it was perfect. Also, if I add black beans and corn in addition to your ingredients would u add those after the cook time with the sauce?

Heather

Tuesday 23rd of November 2021

What brand or recipe do you use for the corn and black bean salsa?

Kathleen

Wednesday 24th of November 2021

Hi Heather, I do not use my own recipe for corn and black bean salsa. I used a jar of salsa. In the past I have used the Compliments brand from our local grocery store. I just read labels and check online for information in my area. Take care, Kathleen

Rachel

Thursday 18th of November 2021

I was really looking forward to trying this because it looked so good. However, I did not have success making it. I followed the directions and after 6 minutes and letting it natural release a couple minutes there was still a ton of liquid and rice was crunchy. I had to cook longer. It taste just ok.

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