It has officially started snowing in Chicago today, and in retaliation, I am busting out an easy Instant Pot recipe for a yummy, hearty soup. This easy Instant Pot hamburger soup recipe is a beautiful blend of a healthy balanced plate and a delicious home cooked comfort food. The whole family is certain to enjoy this one, so don’t be surprised when they start requesting it on a regular basis throughout the cooler months.
The best part about this easy Instant Pot recipe, and others like my recent pot roast recipe, is that you can do ALL of the steps of the recipe right there in your Instant Pot. This reduces the amount of dirty dishes and necessary clean-up time! It’s a big win all the way around!
Also, you will notice that I am showing you how to make this recipe in a large batch, as this soup also freezes amazingly well. Being 35 weeks pregnant, I am starting to stash freezer meals for when baby gets here. So, I will put half of this recipe aside, cool and freeze. If you don’t wish to make 12 servings, you can reduce the ingredients accordingly.
If you (like me) are a visual learner, you may also want to check out the live tutorial from our free community group on Facebook.
AKOS Nutrition Instant Pot Hamburger Soup
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 6 stalks celery, chopped
- 3 carrots, diced
- 2 lbs. grass-fed ground beef
- 6 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 can tomato paste (6 oz)
- 3 cans diced tomatoes with juice (14.5 oz)
- 8 cups beef broth
- 4 large red or russet potatoes, diced
- 2 tsp Italian seasoning
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Select the saute function on the Instant Pot. Add the olive oil and the add onion, celery and carrot, cooking for 4-5 minutes. Add garlic, and stir for an additional 30-60s, or until fragrant.
- Add beef, cooking until browned thoroughly, and draining the excess fat, living a small amount behind for flavor.
- Stir in the tomato paste, diced tomatoes, broth, potatoes and Italian seasoning. Hit the cancel button to turn off the saute function.
- Close the lid and ensure that you have the valve set to the “sealing” position.
- Select the manual pressure cook button and cook on high pressure, setting the timer to 8 minutes.
- Once the Instant Pot timer goes off, very cautiously do a quick pressure release. (Protect your hand with a kitchen towel just to be sure, and get out of the way once the pressure starts releasing!)
- Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately!