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.

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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.

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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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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

24 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 what 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
      • Gwendolyn July 29, 2020 at 10:37 pm

        Just wanted to pop in about using brown rice. I just made this today with brown rice and it came out great! I cooked the brown rice first. 2c. rice to 2³/⁴ water for 22 minutes. Took it out and added all the seasonings while browning the meat. Added rice back in a stired. Cooked for 4 minutes, added chili sauce, salsa and cheese and served. Wonderful!

        Reply
        • Kathleen July 30, 2020 at 7:34 am

          Hi Gwendolyn,
          Thank you so much for sharing the method, and the results, if brown rice is used!! I think I will try it myself next time.
          Take care,
          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
  • Melissa April 9, 2020 at 8:03 pm

    If I don’t have that kind of salsa, will any kind work?

    Reply
    • Kathleen April 10, 2020 at 1:05 pm

      Hi Melissa,
      Any kind of salsa should work.
      Enjoy,
      Kathleen

      Reply
  • Ciarra April 16, 2020 at 12:26 pm

    What if you want to do this in a slow cooker/crock pot

    Reply
    • Kathleen April 16, 2020 at 4:13 pm

      Hi Ciarra,
      I have not tried it in the slow cooker/crock pot. I would think you would have to brown the meat on the stove first and I am not sure if you would have to cook the rice ahead of time as well. If you do attempt some variation for the slow cooker please let me know how it turns out.
      Thanks,
      Kathleen

      Reply
  • MrsDeLeon April 22, 2020 at 3:50 pm

    Can this recipe be made without rice?

    Reply
    • Kathleen April 23, 2020 at 11:54 am

      Hi,
      If you leave out the rice you would probably need to adjust the amount of water. When I cook rice in the Instant Pot I use a 1:1 ratio. So 2 cups of the water are for cooking the rice. Hope this helps.
      Thanks,
      Kathleen

      Reply
  • Jamie Walton May 26, 2020 at 6:15 pm

    What if I don’t have chili sauce? Can it be left out?

    Reply
    • Kathleen May 27, 2020 at 9:58 am

      Hi Jamie,
      The chili sauce and salsa are added after cooking. You could try adding in more salsa, give a stir and repeat until you feel you have the desired consistency. If you have an immersion blender you could blend some salsa to make a thicker consistency before adding. That might work too for the extra.
      Hope this helps,
      Kathleen

      Reply
  • Liz August 18, 2020 at 10:02 am

    Do you see any reason why a person couldn’t use a regular salsa?

    Reply
    • Kathleen August 18, 2020 at 11:42 am

      Hi Liz,
      You can substitute the salsa for one that suits your preference. I chose this because I felt it suited a taco recipe and added in some vegetables.
      Enjoy,
      Kathleen

      Reply
  • Krista September 4, 2020 at 9:18 pm

    My family loves this recipe. I make it with basmati rice and any salsa I have on hand. I’ve also looked up a recipe on Pinterest to make my own chilli sauce with pantry ingredients when I don’t have it in the house. Thank you for posting this recipe my kids LOVE IT!

    Reply
    • Kathleen September 5, 2020 at 7:52 am

      Hi Krista,
      Thank you so much for sharing your results. I am so glad that your family loves the recipe! I might have to try your variations too!!
      Take care,
      Kathleen

      Reply
  • Justin September 12, 2020 at 11:49 am

    Would I halve the ingredients for a 3qt?

    Reply
    • Kathleen September 12, 2020 at 4:28 pm

      Hi Justin,
      Anything that I have read says to halve the ingredients for the 3 quart and keep the cooking time the same. If you try it in the 3qt please share your results.
      Thanks,
      Kathleen

      Reply
  • Misty November 18, 2020 at 2:22 pm

    Where can I find the nutritional facts for this recipe?

    Reply
    • Kathleen November 18, 2020 at 6:13 pm

      Hi Misty,
      I just put it through Nutritionix so you should see it now to get an idea.
      Take care,
      Kathleen

      Reply

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