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Instant Pot Taco Soup

This Instant Pot taco soup recipe checks all the boxes for a hearty weeknight dinner. Not only are Instant Pot recipes easy to make, they are also easy to clean up since you are using one pot from start to finish.

We love soup, especially during the cooler months so the more the merrier!

Taco soup is full of flavor and takes under 30 minutes to make for a dinner the whole family will love.

instant pot taco soup with shredded cheese in bowl

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Try this easy instant pot soup recipe as a taco Tuesday alternative or when you need something quick on those busy weeknights we all deal with from time to time.

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Instant Pot Taco Soup (yields 3-4 servings) Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes Ingredients 2 tablespoons oil ½ onion diced 1-pound Ground Beef 3 tablespoons taco seasoning  1 teaspoon garlic salt 1 teaspoon Salt 1 teaspoon pepper 1 cup corn, canned 15 oz can of black beans 15 oz can have crushed tomatoes or diced tomatoes 4 cups chicken broth Instructions: Set your instant pot to sauté mode. Add in your vegetable oil. Allow that to heat up. Once hot add in your onions. Allow that to sauté for about three minutes until translucent and softened. Once your onions have cooked, add in your ground beef and taco seasoning. Brown your beef. Add in your remaining ingredients: garlic salt, salt and pepper, corn, black beans, tomatoes, and chicken broth. Play some lid on your instant pot, and seal. Close the ceiling valve by pushing it away from you. Set your instant pot on high pressure for six minutes. Once the timer is done, do a quick release by bringing the valve closer to you and releasing pressure. Once the pressure has been fully released, the silver pin to the right will drop. Open the lead by twisting it open. Mix together, and transfer to your favorite soup bowl. We like to top of our taco soup with crushed up tortilla chips, cheese, jalapeños, sour cream, etc. Or keep it as is for a low-carb option. Enjoy!

Shopping List:

  • Vegetable oil
  • Onion, diced
  • Ground Beef
  • Taco seasoning 
  • Garlic salt (or garlic powder)
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Corn, canned and drained
  • Black beans
  • Crushed tomatoes or diced tomatoes 
  • Green chiles (canned/optional)
  • Red pepper flakes (optional)
  • Chicken Broth
  • Your favorite toppings

And of course you will also need an Instant Pot pressure cooker or similar. Or if you don’t have that, you could simmer this soup on the stove, but the cook time may vary.

How to Make It

First, set your Instant Pot to sauté mode and add in the vegetable oil.

Once hot, add in your onions and sauté for about three minutes until they are translucent and softened.

Then, mix in the ground beef and brown. Stir in taco seasoning.

ground beef in instant pot

Finally, add in your remaining ingredients: garlic salt, salt and pepper, corn, black beans, tomatoes, and chicken broth and give it a good stir.

taco soup with spices

Place the lid on your Instant Pot, and lock it into position. Close the sealing valve by pushing it away from you and use the high pressure setting for six minutes.

Once the timer is done, do a quick pressure release by bringing the valve closer to you and releasing steam. The silver pin in the lid will drop when the pressure is released.

Be sure the pressure is released completely and twist open the lid.

stir soup and cover

Stir the taco soup again and transfer to your favorite soup bowl.

Serve and enjoy!

Taco Soup Variations

This easy instant pot taco soup recipe can be made in a variety of ways! You can try chicken taco soup instead of beef, ground turkey or use another kind of beans that you have on hand like kidney beans or garbanzo beans.

Or try swapping the chicken broth out for beef broth or even use vegetable broth and skip the meat for a vegetarian option.

Topping Ideas for Taco Soup

Use your favorite taco toppings for this soup or try something new! Here are some ideas to add some great flavor to this delicious soup.

taco soup with toppings
  • Tortilla strips (or chips)
  • Corn chips (like Fritos)
  • Jalapeno peppers
  • Sour Cream
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Tomatoes
  • Green onions
  • Black Olives
  • Avocados
  • Hot sauce

Print the Recipe

With just a few simple ingredients, you will have an easy weeknight dinner on the table in no time. A warm comforting soup is seriously one of my favorite things during the colder months.

Store any leftovers in and airtight container and refrigerate. Or if you want to add this to your meal prep menu, freeze it and save for later.

Want another easy idea? Try these crescent roll empanadas!

taco soup instant pot recipe

Instant Pot Taco Soup

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Easy Instant Pot Taco Soup is the perfect quick meal the entire family will love. Top with your favorites and enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • ½ onion diced
  • 1 pound Ground Beef
  • 3 tablespoons taco seasoning 
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup canned corn, drained
  • 15 oz can of black beans
  • 15 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 4 cups chicken broth

Instructions

  1. First, set your Instant Pot to sauté mode and add in the vegetable oil.
  2. Once hot, add in your onions and sauté for about three minutes until they are translucent and softened.
  3. Then, mix in the ground beef and brown. Stir in taco seasoning.
  4. Finally, add in your remaining ingredients: garlic salt, salt and pepper, corn, black beans, tomatoes, and chicken broth and give it a good stir.
  5. Place the lid on your Instant Pot, and lock it into position. Close the sealing valve by pushing it away from you and use the high pressure setting for six minutes.
  6. Once the timer is done, do a quick pressure release by bringing the valve closer to you and releasing steam. The silver pin in the lid will drop when the pressure is released.
  7. Be sure the pressure is released completely and twist open the lid.
  8. Stir the taco soup again and transfer to your favorite soup bowl.
  9. Add your favorite toppings and enjoy!

Notes

For a spicy soup, add a tsp of red pepper flakes or a small can of green chiles.

This soup can also be made on the stove or in a crock pot. Simply brown your meat and onions together, then add the other ingredients and simmer or heat in crock pot until done.

See above post for variations and topping ideas.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 598Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 106mgSodium: 2622mgCarbohydrates: 41gFiber: 13gSugar: 7gProtein: 44g

Nutrition information is estimated and may vary based on products used. Please verify with your ingredients.

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