Instant Pot Hamburger Soup in the pressure cooker.

Instant Pot Hamburger Soup

A hearty soup with ground meat, veggies, beef stock and crushed tomatoes. Add potatoes or noodles to make it even more filling.

Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword Instant Pot Hamburger Soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
coming to pressure 15 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 5 people
Calories 228 kcal
Author Anna


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lb lean ground beef see note
  • 1 medium yellow onion chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 small green bell pepper chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 medium carrots chopped
  • 2 celery ribs chopped
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1.5 cups crushed tomatoes
  • 8 oz can tomato sauce
  • 2 cups beef stock low-sodium recommended
  • 3 cups water
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  1. Make sure the stainless steel insert is in your Instant Pot. Press the "saute" setting and wait until the display shows HOT.
  2. Add olive oil. Swirl to coat the bottom of the pot.
  3. Add onion, pepper and garlic. Saute for 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Add Italian seasoning and paprika. Stir in well and cook for 1 minute.
  5. Add ground beef and cook breaking it apart with a wooden spoon. If you are using fatty beef, you may need to drain the grease. The best way to do this is to push the beef onto one side in the pot and scoop out the grease with a ladle.
  6. Add salt and pepper and stir in.
  7. Press "cancel/off" button.
  8. Add 1 cup of beef stock and deglaze the bottom of the pot, by scraping any cooked on bits with a wooden spoon.
  9. Add remaining beef stock and water.
  10. Add corn, celery and carrots. Stir in.
  11. Add tomato sauce and crushed tomatoes. Place the Bay leaf on top. Do not stir.
  12. Close the lid and set valve to sealing position (the newer IP models do it on their own).
  13. Press the "manual" or "pressure cook" setting and make sure the Instant Pot is set to cook on HIGH pressure.
  14. Set timer to 7 minutes.
  15. The Instant Pot will beep and start coming to pressure. This can take 12 to 15 minutes. Remember, there is a lot of food in the Instant Pot.

  16. Once the timer is done, press "cancel/off" button and wait 5 minutes. Then switch the valve to "venting" position to release any remaining pressure.
  17. Carefully open the lid away from your face. The soup will be bubbling.
  18. Stir in and let the soup sit for 10 minutes to cool.

Recipe Notes

  1. Please note, that the nutrition value can vary depending on what product you use. The information below is an estimate.
  2. use at least 80% lean ground beef; you won't have to drain the grease. You can also use ground turkey, that is known for very low fat content.
Nutrition Facts
Instant Pot Hamburger Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 228 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 56mg19%
Sodium 855mg37%
Potassium 1065mg30%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 4701IU94%
Vitamin C 33mg40%
Calcium 89mg9%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.