Instant Pot Taco Soup is hearty and full of flavor, ready in just 30 minutes, all done in your Instant Pot. Serve it topped with cheese and corn chips.

Taco inspired recipes are very popular on the blog, I have shared with you Instant Pot Taco Pasta and Taco Fries, which by the way are very good and easy to make. Since I have posted my recipe for the Best Ever Taco Soup, I have received many requests to make an Instant Pot version. When you guys ask, I listen, and here you have the most delicious and easy to make Instant Pot Taco Soup.

Instant Pot Taco Soup Recipe

Instant Pot Taco Soup

Instant Pot Taco Soup is the perfect comfort meal, it is so easy to make, that you will end up fixing it a few times per week. We love a good and rich taco soup, making one in the Instant Pot has been such a time saver. The flavors are extraordinary and the best part is that you can serve it with your favorite toppings.

The taco soup can be made with ground beef, chicken or turkey, which ever you prefer more. If you make it with beef, it will resemble a Chili in texture, except with lots of delicious taco seasoning flavor.

The soup is made with a variety of heathy ingredients like diced tomatoes, beans and bell pepper. You can reduce the liquid and make the soup thicker, to serve it over rice.

Tips to Make The Best Instant Pot Taco Soup

  • Use high quality canned tomatoes, I like San Marzano canned tomatoes when I can get my hand on some.
  • Also, use fresh garlic and onion instead of the garlic and onion powder, the fresh garlic will add way more flavor.
  • Add different types of beans, because they have different textures and taste.
  • For a soup that is extra thick, like a chili, you can add less broth.
  • Adding Worcestershire sauce will enhance the beef flavor.
  • Use a good taco seasoning that you know you like. Be careful as many contain sodium, so use low sodium broth.

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Instant Pot Taco Soup Recipe

How do you make Instant Pot Taco Soup

  • First, open any cans needed for this recipe and prepare all the ingredients.
  • After that, you start by browning the beef. This is an important step as it will add extra flavor.
  • Drain any grease, leaving just about 2 tablespoons in the pot.
  • Add the remaining ingredients, like chopped veggies, tomatoes, beans and broth.
  • Cook and serve.

How long do you cook Taco Soup in the Instant Pot

You only have to cook the soup for 10 minutes on High Pressure, followed by a 10 minutes Natural Pressure Release.

Can I substitute beef with other meats?

Yes. I love making this soup with beef, but you can make it with ground chicken or turkey as well.

Can I use vegetable broth to make this taco soup?

Absolutely! You can use vegetable broth or chicken broth, instead of beef broth.

Instant Pot Taco Soup Recipe

How to freeze Instant Pot Taco Soup

  • Use quart bags to freeze the soup.
  • The soup should be cold.
  • Transfer the soup from the pot into the bags.
  • Squeeze out excess air and seal the bags.
  • Lay bags flat in the freezer.
  • The bags can nicely be stored in the freezer for up to 3-4 months.

How to thaw frozen Instant Pot Taco Soup

To thaw the soup, remove it from the freezer the night before serving, or put the sealed soup bag in a large bowl or casserole dish filled with warm water, to thaw it faster.

Instant Pot Taco Soup Recipe

Taco Soup Toppings Suggestions

  • Sour Cream
  • Cotija Cheese
  • Avocado
  • Corn Chips
  • Corn Bread
  • Chopped Black Olives
  • Fresh Lime
  • Cilantro
  • Picco de Galo
  • Sliced Fresh Jalapeños
Instant Pot Taco Soup Recipe
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Best Instant Pot Taco Soup

Instant Pot Taco Soup is hearty and full of flavor, ready in just 30 minutes, all done in your Instant Pot. Serve it topped with cheese and corn chips.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef or chicken
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil or vegetable oil
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 can (15oz) crushed or diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (8oz ) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (4oz) diced green chiles
  • 1 can (15.5oz) black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15.5oz) red beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 green bell pepper cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning low sodium
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes or more for a spicier soup
  • 4 cups low sodium beef broth use 3 cups for a thicker soup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper or to taste
Cornstarch Slurry Optional:
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
Toppings:
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Cotija cheese
  • Avocado
  • Jalapeno peppers
  • Tortilla chips

Instructions

Cook Beef:
  1. Select Sauté and once the Instant Pot reads Hot, add the oil, make sure you tilt the pot so the oil covers the whole surface.
  2. Once the oil is hot, add the beef to the pot and DO NOT move for about 1 minute, to get a nice sear on it.
  3. Using a wooden spoon, break the beef and cook by stirring frequently for a few minutes, until no longer pink.
  4. Carefully, remove the pot from the IP and discard excess grease. Wipe the edges and return pot with beef to the Instant Pot.
Adding the rest of the ingredients:
  1. Add the onion and garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir to combine.
Cook:
  1. Close the IP with the lid and lock it. Turn the steam release vent to 'sealing' and set it to cook for 10 minutes on High Pressure.
  2. When the cook time is up, allow the pressure to reduce on its own without opening the steam release vent for 10 minutes, this is called Natural Pressure Release. After 10 minutes carefully release the rest of the pressure by opening the vent.
  3. Open the lid and stir the soup. Taste and adjust for salt and pepper.
For a thicker soup:
  1. If you prefer the soup thicker: turn on the Sauté function, use the 'adjust' button to turn it the medium heat setting.
  2. In a small bowl mix cornstarch with water until fully dissolved and add it to the pot. Gently stir to combine and let it simmer for 5 minutes until it thickens.
  3. Serve hot with favorite toppings.
Recipe Notes

Instant Pot Taco Soup Recipe Video:

Calories: 419, Fat: 18g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 53mg, Sodium: 1774mg, Potassium: 1210mg, Carbohydrates: 39g, Fiber: 12g, Sugar: 10g, Protein: 25g, Vitamin A: 15.2%, Vitamin C: 47.3%, Calcium: 11.4%, Iron: 32.5%

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