Instant Pot Hamburger Soup

This Instant Pot Hamburger Soup recipe is a healthy weeknight meal that everyone will love! It is packed with protein, vegetables, and is ready in less than 5 minutes. Meal-prep this hamburger soup for lunch or dinner this week. You won’t regret it!

A hand holding a bowl of hamburger soup

Instant Pot Week Soup Day 5

Hamburger Soup, a Midwestern staple. Think minestrone meets central Wisconsin. All the vegetables, potatoes, and meat you could ever want! Some people call hamburger soup, ground beef vegetable soup and that is exactly what it is. I am a BIG soup person and Instant Pot soup is our new favorite thing.

I love that I can literally throw everything in the Instant Pot and BAM it’s ready in 3 minutes. That’s right, cook time on this sucker is 3 minutes. Yes, you will have to wait for the Instant Pot to build up pressure (builds up time varies by Instant Pot). The win is that you can set it, forget it, and you just can’t beat 3 minutes of cook time. We do have a couple tips and tricks for perfecting this hamburger soup recipe below—-> HAVE FUN.

Step 1: Cook Hamburger + Onion

Get this hamburger soup party started by turning on your saute function. Cook hamburger for about a minute and then add onion. Cook for an additional 2 minutes. Make sure that you are stirring the onions and hamburger frequently. This step really creates an amazing base flavor for this hamburger soup.

Ingredients for hamburger soup in small bowls

Step 2: Prepare Soup + Cook Time

After cooking the hamburger and onion, you are free to add all other ingredients to your Instant Pot. A couple tips for you are:

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  1. Ground oregano is my new favorite spice. Dried oregano is all fine and good, but when ground the flavor it gives broths and sauces is unreal.
  2. If you are planning to meal-prep this soup, consider cooking the noodles separately (it takes 3 minutes in the Instant Pot) as sometimes noodles can become mushy if they soak in broth for multiple days.
  3. Turn pressure valve to seal and set cook time for 3 minutes. The time it takes for the Instant Pot to build pressure will be a bit longer compared to other recipes, because it is so full. Be patient and get excited about the soup!
All ingredients in the Instant Pot

Step 3: Quick Release + Top

Quick release pressure and serve up your soup! We topped our soup with some parsley but to each their own. Top with your favorite soup toppings or with a warm piece of bread and enjoy!

Noodles being poured into the Instant Pot  Finished hamburger soup in the Instant Pot A bowl of delicious hamburger soup

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Recipe

Instant Pot Hamburger Soup

This Instant Pot Hamburger Soup recipe is a healthy weeknight meal that everyone will love! It is packed with protein, vegetables, and is ready in less than 5 minutes. Meal-prep this hamburger soup for lunch or dinner this week. You won’t regret it!

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Total Time: 23 minutes
Author: Linley Richter
Yield: 6-8

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 medium sweet potato, cubed
  • 1 Yukon gold potato, cubed
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 3 tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons ground oregano
  • 1 15-oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 1 15-oz. can tomato sauce
  • 6 cups of beef broth*
  • 2 cups frozen veggies (we used a carrot, peas, and corn mix)
  • 2 cups macaroni elbows

Instructions

  1. Turn Instant Pot to the saute feature and add ground beef to the pot. Saute for 1 minute and then add onion. Cook for an additional two minutes using a spatula to break up the ground beef.
  2. Next, add the rest of the ingredients, stir well, and place cover on the Instant Pot.
  3. Close pressure valve to seal, and cook on high pressure for 3 minutes.
  4. Quick release pressure and remove the top. Serve immediately.*

Notes

  • Option to add more broth once the soup is done cooking. The soup will thicken once you put it in the fridge, so you will likely need to add water or broth to thin it out for re-heating.
  • If you are meal prepping this meal, cook noodles separately by cooking them prior to making the soup. Place noodles and enough water to cover noodles in the Instant Pot and cook on high pressure for 3 minutes. Remove noodles from Instant Pot, strain, rinse with cold water, and set aside. Add noodles to the soup before eating.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/6
  • Calories: 314
  • Sugar: 10
  • Fat: 9
  • Carbohydrates: 36
  • Fiber: 7
  • Protein: 23
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