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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.

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!

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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Yield: 4 people

Instant Pot Cheesy Taco Ground Beef and Rice

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.

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

6 Comments

  • Jodi March 9, 2020 at 9:58 am

    Wondering why you don’t stir the spices before cooking. Once I opened the lid, the spices were sticking to the bottom of the pot so luckily they broke up as I stirred. My rice was also not fully cooked after 6 minutes and was a tad crunchy

    Reply
    • Kathleen March 9, 2020 at 9:11 pm

      Hi Jodi,
      When I am cooking rice or pasta I don’t usually stir after I add the water. Also I am not sure whate type of rice you used but you could do a natural release for a couple minutes before turning the steam release handle to the venting position. Hope this helps.
      Thanks,
      Kathleen

      Reply
  • Brice March 23, 2020 at 1:08 pm

    Any idea how much longer the cooking time would be if I wanted to use brown rice for the recipe?

    Reply
    • Kathleen March 23, 2020 at 6:15 pm

      Hi Brice,
      Here is a response I made to another comment on a different recipe: Any recipe I have seen for brown rice in the Instant Pot says to cook for about 22 minutes and then do about a 10 minute natural release. I think that would be way too long for the other ingredients. You have peaked my interest though. I may try brown rice next time I do a roast because that would take a longer cook time… Hope that helps you.
      Thanks for checking out my website!
      Kathleen

      Reply
  • Tanya March 31, 2020 at 9:01 pm

    I just made this and my rice is crunchy as well . Do I cook it for a bit longer?

    Reply
    • Kathleen March 31, 2020 at 10:05 pm

      Hi Tanya,
      You could let it do a natural release for a couple of minutes. In a newer recipe I use High Pressure for 4 minutes and natural release for 5 minutes. This worked well. Hope this helps.
      Kathleen

      Reply

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