Instant Pot Ground Beef Hamburger Soup

A quick and easy Instant Pot Ground Beef Hamburger Soup recipe. Great for a weeknight dinner. 7 Fresh Ingredients, <30 Minutes Total Time. Gluten-Free, Paleo and Whole 30.
low side shot of hamburger soup in a black bowl with a wooden spoon and a white bowl in the background

This is a quick and easy recipe for Instant Pot Ground Beef Hamburger Soup. It needs only 7 fresh ingredients and 12 minutes in the Instant Pot!

It’s Gluten-Free, Paleo and Whole 30 approved. Our 2 year old LOVED it and even dug into a third helping! 

You can skip ahead to the recipe by clicking on the awesome little “Jump To Recipe” button above, but don’t be too hasty – the post contains all my tips and tricks!

top shot of a black bow with hamburger soup and a wooden spoon, a white bowl with soup in the top left corner

So, let’s start at the beginning – with the all mighty Instant Pot! 

When we saw the Instant Pot craze start to appear on the internet horizon – we knew we HAD to have one of these useful little gadgets. And once we got our hands on one, it quickly became a much used and well loved favorite!

Since we live in South Africa at the moment, we couldn’t get our hands on an official “Instant Pot” at the time, so we had to settle for an alternative – we ended up choosing the Russel Hobbs Electric Pressure Cooker and we couldn’t be happier with our choice. So, we definitely recommend that one as well as the original.

Now, let’s get into today’s main topic.

Instant Pot Ground Beef Hamburger Soup.

I always say it, but I always say it because it’s true! This recipe is ridiculously easy and perfect for a weeknight dinner. We create easy week night dinner recipes, because we like to COOK easy week night dinner recipes.

This one has been in the rotation for a while now, since we tried similar recipes from various different blogs and ended up putting our own spin on it!

What Ingredients Go Into A Hamburger Soup:

Making Hamburger Soup is easy! It needs 7 fresh ingredients and 7 pantry ingredients and spices. It looks like a long list – but it’s ridiculously simple and healthy! All you Paleo, Whole 30’ers and Gluten-Free peeps are good to dig in! 

You can also make this soup Low-Carb and Keto by foregoing the potato and maybe adding some cauliflower!

So, for the fresh ingredients:

  1. Ground Beef
  2. Onion
  3. Carrot
  4. Baby Potatoes or Sweet Potato
  5. Green Beans
  6. Minced Garlic
  7. Beef Stock

And, then the pantry items and spices:

  1. Canned Tomato
  2. Dried Oregano
  3. Dried Thyme
  4. Parsley
  5. Chili Powder
  6. Dijon Mustard
  7. Salt and Pepper

Simple, right? 

So, how do you make Instant Pot Ground Beef Burger Soup?

Turn on your instant pot. Choose the sauté setting. Add the ground beef to the pot and sauté until the mince is browned.

Top shot of an instant pot with browned ground beef and a wooden spoon

Toss everything else into the pot:

Low top shot of an open instant pot filled with vegetables and a wooden spoon

Add the beef stock. It looks great even before it’s cooked! Mmmm!

Top shot of an open instant pot filled with uncooked ground beef hamburger soup

Now, seal the lid. Choose the manual setting (High Pressure for 12 Minutes). Then use quick or natural release. Open the pot and voilà! A colorful and delicious dinner is ready for eating!

Top shot of cooked hamburger soup in an instant pot


I prefer to use the manual setting when making soup in the instant pot, because it is much quicker than the instant pot “soup setting” and I’ve yet to notice a difference in flavor.

Quicker weeknight dinners are more important than using the actual “soup setting” – no doubt about it.

The best part about this recipe is the fact that it does taste like a hamburger. But in reality it’s actually pretty much a ground beef and vegetable soup – which is fantastic. I absolutely love when healthy food is super delicious, but it doesn’t surprise me that much anymore. Healthy IS delicious!

low side shot of hamburger soup in a black bowl with a wooden spoon and a white bowl in the background

For more healthy soup recipes check out some of our other creations:

  1. Pork Chili with Butternut and Kale
  2. Shrimp Boil Soup
  3. Creamy Rustic Lobster Bisque
  4. Caesar’s Pizza Soup
  5. Chicken Taco Soup

We’ve also rounded up some great recipes by other bloggers, and you can check them out here:

  1. 9 Keto Instant Pot Soup Recipes
  2. 10 Healthy and Delicious Soup Recipes

Instant Pot Ground Beef Burger Soup Recipe and Calories:

low side shot of hamburger soup in a black bowl with a wooden spoon and a white bowl in the background

Instant Pot Ground Beef Hamburger Soup

A quick and easy Instant Pot Ground Beef Hamburger Soup recipe. Great for a weeknight dinner. 7 Fresh Ingredients, <30 Minutes Total Time. Gluten-Free, Paleo and Whole 30.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 233kcal


  • 1lb ground beef [500g]
  • 2 large onions (diced)
  • 2 large carrots (sliced)
  • 2 cups baby potatoes (halved, cubed if using sweet potato)
  • 2 cups green beans (sliced)
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 4 cups beef broth/stock
  • 2 canned tomato
  • 2 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp parsley


  • Set the Instant Pot to the Sauté setting and sauté the ground beef and onion until the ground beef in browned.
  • Add all the rest of the ingredients to the pot and stir.
  • Seal the instant pot and use the manual setting – High Pressure and 12 Minutes on the timer.
  • Use quick or natural release.
  • Serve and enjoy!
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Tips and Tricks:

1. Omit the potato, or substitute it with cauliflower (or any other vegetable of your own choice) to make this hamburger soup recipe low carb and keto approved.


Calories: 233kcal | Carbohydrates: 17.9g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1.9g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 1384mg | Potassium: 622mg | Fiber: 4.3g | Sugar: 5.2g | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 16.2mg
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5 thoughts on “Instant Pot Ground Beef Hamburger Soup”

  1. We are making this tonight and it smells so good! The only complaint I have so far (and it’s not just this recipe), it says it makes 6 servings…..what is a serving?

    1. Hi Stahli, a serving is approximately 1.5 – 2 cups worth of this soup – it is sometimes a bit hard to judge, because we’ve got kids and they eat smaller portions, and even adult portion size vary a lot from person to person. So, this is a guesstimate at the average portion size. Hope you enjoyed the recipe!

  2. I want to try this, but I am not sure what you mean by “2 canned tomato”. Is that diced? Stewed? Tomato sauce? And what size can?

    There are many options out there, and I don’t know which you intend for this recipe. Thanks.

    1. Hi Tracy – I’m so sorry about the confusion. It’s canned DICED tomatoes, and the can size we used is 14oz/400g. Hope that clears it up:) I’ll update the recipe card asap to include this information as well. Thanks!

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