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Instant Pot Taco Soup

Instant Pot Taco Soup

This “under 30-minute taco soup” recipe is amazing! Using your Instant Pot to create this delicious Instant Pot Taco Soup is the perfect weeknight dinner and can be started and completed in just 30 minutes of time! What more could you want out of a soup recipe?

Having soups for dinner is such an easy meal solution. Not only do we love eating soup all year long, but we also love that it leaves leftovers to enjoy the next day as well. This means that we don’t have to cook up another meal and can enjoy this flavor multiple times!

Soup in a glass mug.

Let me tell you our favorite seasoning that we add to this soup. Our homemade taco seasoning mix is SO GOOD. It’s full of fresh ingredients, no MSG, and adds loads of flavor to this recipe. Anytime we can use homemade seasoning in place of getting something from the store, we’re going to do that time and time again!

Are you ready to find out how to make this flavorful taco soup recipe in the Instant Pot? We think that it’s one of the easiest ways to get that addictive flavor that you’re going to be craving all the time!

Speaking of awesome flavors, be sure to check out our Easy Instant Pot Lasagna Soup Recipe for another simple dinner idea.

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💕 Why You’ll Love This Easy Taco Soup Recipe

  • Ready in under 30 minutes!
  • The Instant Pot does all the “work” for you.
  • Fun to add toppings to create a unique flavor to your own bowl of soup!
  • If you cook the soup the way we suggest, with basic ingredients, it’s a tasty low carb dinner recipe!

We love having a lot of toppings as options for this delicious taco soup recipe. This means that every bowl can taste totally different – which is never a bad thing!

All the ingredients needed to make taco soup.

🌮 Taco Soup Ingredients

All you need are the simple ingredients listed below to whip up a yummy taco soup in your pressure cooker!

  • Oil
  • Onion
  • Ground Beef
  • Taco seasoning 
  • Garlic salt
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Corn
  • Black beans
  • Crushed tomatoes or diced tomatoes 
  • Chicken broth

🔪 Tools Needed for Instant Pot Taco Soup

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Wooden Spoon

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Soup Ladle

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Mason Jar for Storing and Serving

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✏️ How to Make Homemade Taco Soup

Grab your simple ingredients and get to work making this easy homemade low carb taco soup.

  1. Turn on sauté mode on your Instant Pot. Pour in the vegetable oil and let it heat up. Once the oil is hot, add in your onions. Allow them to sauté for about three minutes or until translucent and softened.
  2. Now, once your onions have cooked, add in the ground beef and taco seasoning. Brown the ground beef.
  3. Add in garlic salt, salt and pepper, corn, black beans, tomatoes, and chicken broth. Stir.
  4. Place the lid on the Instant Pot, and turn the valve to seal by pushing it away from you. Cook on HIGH pressure for 6 minutes. Once the timer finishes, perform a quick pressure release by bringing the valve closer to you and releasing pressure. We recommend covering the valve with a dish towel so you don’t get burned by steam being released.
  5. After the pressure has been fully released, the silver pin to the right will drop. Open the lid to the Pressure Cooker by twisting it open. 
  6. Mix all of the soup up, and transfer to your Mason Jar or other serving bowl. We like to top our taco soup with crushed tortilla chips, cheese, jalapeños, sour cream, etc. Or keep it as is for a low-carb option.
  7. Enjoy!
Instant Pot with Taco Soup Ingredients.

🥣 Helpful Tips

  • If you’re not a fan of vegetable oil, you can also use coconut oil. It will change the flavor a bit, but if you like coconut, that’s a good thing.
  • Make sure that you’re using a wooden spoon if you stir anything in the Instant Pot! You don’t want to use a metal spoon, or you can scratch the inside of the pot.
  • Always know that the cook time of the recipe doesn’t include the time it takes for the Instant Pot to come to pressure or the time it takes to release the pressure. Keep that in mind when deciding when you need to start making this recipe.

🍲 Recipe Variations

Here are some ingredient options you may like!

Ground turkey – If you want to cut down on some of the fat content, using ground turkey can be a good substitute for ground beef.

Change up the beans – Use any type of beans that you’d like – or leave out the beans. Either option is fine! Try kidney beans, white cannellini beans, or pinto beans.

Add some heat – Are you a fan of spice? Add some cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes to the soup. Or, if you don’t want to have everyone panting for water, add them to your own bowl instead.

What side dishes go well with a bowl of taco soup?

Soup and side dishes can be hard to combine, but this is why we’re a fan of keeping things simple. A small side salad is a great addition, as is a slice of homemade bread!

Can I add other vegetables to this taco soup recipe?

You can. The onion is a great veggie to have, but you could also add in bell peppers as well. Just saute them up with the onions in the cooking process.

Looking down on soup with shredded cheese and jalapenos.

How to store leftover soup

Soup leftovers are the best! To store leftovers of this taco soup, be sure to let the soup cool down all the way and then store it in an airtight container. Keep it in the fridge until you’re ready to reheat and eat. It should stay good for 2-3 days without any issue.

☃️ Can you freeze Instant Pot Taco soup?

You bet! To freeze leftover soup, add the leftovers to a freezer-safe bag or airtight container, like a Mason Jar, and keep them in the freezer. It should stay fresh for two months.

When you’re ready to eat, let it unthaw in the fridge and then reheat in the microwave or in a saucepan on the stove and enjoy!

What are good toppings for Taco Soup?

Soup toppings are the best! Great topping ideas for soup are:

  • Shredded cheese
  • Diced jalapenos
  • Tortilla chips or tortilla strips
  • Salsa
  • Sour cream

Or anything else that you want to add to your own serving!

Cup of homemade soup next to ingredients.

What To Serve With Taco Soup?

Enjoy this soup with some cornbread, fajitas, burritos, etc.

Other Simple Instant Pot Recipes

Looking for more recipes to make in the Instant Pot? Check out these tasty ideas!

Glass cup of Instant Pot Taco Soup.

Instant Pot Taco Soup

Mason Jar Recipe
This simple taco soup recipe is full of flavor and ready in under 30 minutes!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings

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 ounces black beans
  • 15 ounces diced or crushed 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.

Notes

  • If you’re not a fan of vegetable oil, you can also use coconut oil. It will change the flavor a bit, but if you like coconut, that’s a good thing.
  • Make sure that you’re using a wooden spoon if you stir anything in the Instant Pot! You don’t want to use a metal spoon, or you can scratch the inside of the pot.
  • Always know that the cook time of the recipe doesn’t include the time it takes for the Instant Pot to come to pressure or the time it takes to release the pressure. Keep that in mind when deciding when you need to start making this recipe.
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