I am happy to bring you yet another amazing soup in the instant pot, hamburger potato soup. If you are not good at meal prep, and find yourself scrounging around the kitchen for dinner at night, the instant pot is the gadget for you! Not only does it cook food amazingly well, you don’t have to stand over the stove babysitting a hot pot of soup! While the pot comes to pressure and cooks, you can be getting in a little workout, shower, do laundry, help your kids or watch tv! That is the beauty of the IP as the fans love to say!
Today’s recipe is simple but delicious. It often times amazes me what can be done with simple real food ingredients. After talking to lots of people, I kept hearing a request- hamburger soup! I usually save the delicious ground beef from our quarter cow for burgers, but sometimes you have ground beef on hand and are craving soup, am I right?
The instant pot is it’s perfect for the forgetful cook. I took the pack of ground beef out of the freezer the night before I made this and while it was on it’s way to thawed, it was not quite there yet. I went from a block of beef to soup with 20 minutes of my attention and 40 minutes where I could do literally anything else I wanted.
If you love a good hamburger soup but are short on time, this is for you!
Instant Pot Hamburger Potato Soup
Yield 6 big bowls
This soup comes together super fast! I went from partially frozen ground beef to soup in an hour. The best part- you don't need to babysit the instant pot after the initial browning of the beef, which I do while chopping my veggies!
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 large white onion
- 2-3 cloves garlic
- 1 13-14 oz can organic diced tomatoes
- 1 pound red potatoes
- 1 1/4 Tbs steak seasoning from gneiss spice company carnivore set you could also use a mix of ground pepper, rosemary and paprika.
- 3/4 Tbs salt
- 2 cups water
- 3 cups broth of choice
- Turn your instant pot to saute - add the pound of ground beef.
- While the beef is cooking- dice the onion, the garlic and the potatoes.
- Occasionally look in on the beef and break it up with a wooden spoon.
- Once the beef has browned- add 2 cups water the seasoning and salt. Scrape the bottom of the pot to make sure all the browned bits are lifted up. Anything burnt/stuck on the bottom of the pot will mess up the pot coming to pressure. Hit cancel to turn the saute function off.
- Add the onions, garlic, potatoes, one can of diced tomatoes with the juices and the broth. Stir it up.
- Close the lid, and set the vent to sealing on the lid. Hit manual and set to cook for 15 minutes. I had broth straight from the fridge and my pot took about 22 minutes to reach pressure. This is the beauty of the instant pot. Once you set it to manual it will come to pressure and cook without you babysitting it. You can go shower- workout- help you kids with homework whatever!
- After the pot has cooked 15 minutes at high pressure, you can let the pressure come down naturally or do a quick release. I did a quick release with great success, since we were very hungry! If you are not around the pot will switch to warm on it's own and start release the pressure slowly.
- Store any leftovers in a airtight container! I love these guys that can go right into the oven or microwave the next day at work!
Helpful equipment: Instant Pot -6 quart size is what I have
A note about cooking times so you can plan for your evening. This soup took a total of 1 hour to cook, from pulling ingredients from the fridge to ladling up a bowl. Here's the breakdown:
Prep time- I start with putting the beef into the pot and then I begin chopping. 20 total minutes
Total cooking time- 37 minutes- 22 minutes to come to pressure and 15 minutes cooking at pressure. The pot is warm from sauteing but my broth was extreamly cold so that increased my total cooking time. If you bring the broth out on the counter while you prep, I think this may be slightly reduced.
Serving Size 1/6th recipe
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
I hope you have enjoyed this hamburger potato soup recipe! If you are looking for a recipe that is dump and go – you don’t even have to saute ONE thing- try my dairy free gluten free ham and potato soup!
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