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Instant Pot Contest Winning Hearty Hamburger Soup


  • Author: 365 Days of Slow and Pressure Cooking
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes (plus 5 minute NPR)
  • Total Time: 23 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x

Description

An easy to make, great tasting soup with ground beef and vegetables. Tastes perfect with fresh baked bread or a slice of cornbread with honey butter. 


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 pound lean ground beef or ground turkey
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 3 medium carrots, sliced
  • 34 cups peeled and cubed potatoes
  • ½ cup chopped celery
  • 1 ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • 1 (12 oz) bag frozen green beans

Instructions

Instant Pot Instructions:

  1. Turn Instant Pot to sauté setting. When display says hot add in the beef and break it up. Add in the onions and half of the kosher salt. Brown the ground beef for about 5 minutes. Drain off any excess grease. 
  2. Pour the broth into the pot and scrape the bottom of the pot so that nothing is sticking. 
  3. Add in the diced tomatoes, tomato paste, carrots, potatoes, celery, remaining salt, pepper, oregano and green beans. 
  4. Cover Instant Pot and secure the lid. Make sure valve is set to sealing. Set the SOUP button to 3 minutes. When time is up let the pot sit for 5-10 minutes and then move the valve to venting. Remove the lid.
  5. Stir and ladle into bowls and serve. Salt and pepper to taste. 

Slow Cooker Instructions:

  1. Heat a pan over medium high heat. Add in the beef and break it up. Add in the onions and half of the kosher salt. Brown the ground beef for about 5 minutes. Drain off any excess grease. Add the beef and onions into the slow cooker. 
  2. Pour in the broth, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, carrots, potatoes, celery, remaining salt, pepper, oregano and green beans. 
  3. Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours.
  4. Stir and ladle into bowls and serve. Salt and pepper to taste. 

Notes

You can use fresh green beans in the place of frozen green beans. Wash and trim them and then add into the pot in step 3. If you’d like to use canned green beans drain them and add after the pressure cooking time is up in step 5. 

I used my 6 quart Instant Pot Duo 60 7 in 1*. Use the 8 quart pot with no changes. For 3 quart pot, halve the recipe and keep the cooking time the same. 

Recipe adapted from Taste of Home

  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Instant Pot or Slow Cooker