This Easy Instant Pot Taco Soup Recipe is the perfect weeknight dinner idea. Packed with flavor, your family is going to ask for this again and again!
With crazy weeknights and schedules, this easy Instant Pot Taco Soup comes to the rescue time and time again.
One of the best parts about making this soup (besides how quickly it comes together) is the ability to add or subtract ingredients depending on what’s in the pantry!
And, the leftovers are great and make perfect lunches while I work from home.
So let’s get right to it, shall we?
How to Make Instant Pot Taco Soup
I use the Instant Pot 6qt Duo for my recipes. I love that I can saute meat in the same dish before having it come to pressure.
STEP 1: Plug in the Instant Pot and press “SAUTE.” Add ground beef to the bottom and cook until browned. Turn pressure cooker off and drain grease from beef.
STEP 2: To the beef, add taco seasoning mix, salt, pepper, cumin, one can of diced tomatoes (do not drain), one can green chilies (do not drain), beef broth, and black beans. Give a quick stir.
PRO TIP: Drain and rinse your canned black beans in a mesh colander to remove the excess liquid
STEP 3: Secure lid, turn to “SEALING”, pressure cook on high for 6 minutes. After the six minutes, set timer for 10 minutes for Natural Pressure Release. After ten minutes, do a quick release until valve drops and pressure is released completely.
STEP 4: Open lid and add heavy cream. Stir and serve with sour cream, cheese, avocado, cilantro or any other toppings you enjoy.
PRO TIP: If you like corn in your soup, add one can of drained sweet corn with the heavy cream. The heat of the soup is enough to warm the corn. ENJOY.
Taco Soup Recipe Ingredients
For best flavor, you’ll be surprised how easy it is to make this pressure cooker taco soup recipe. With a handful of ingredients from your pantry, this taco soup recipe is winner for weeknight meals.
- Lean Ground Beef (or ground turkey!)
- Taco Seasoning – I love using my homemade recipe for best results!
- Salt and Pepper
- Ground Cumin
- Diced Tomatoes
- Diced Green Chilies
- Beef Broth
- Black Beans
- Heavy Whipping Cream
Favorite Taco Soup Toppings
This is where you can get creative with toppings on your Instant Pot Taco Soup. What I enjoy on my soup may be different than what YOU love.
In our family, I like to put out small bowls with all the toppings so people can pick and choose what they love and each bowl is unique.
- Sour cream or Plain Greek Yogurt
- Cheddar Cheese
- Avocado or Guacamole
- Pico de Gallo
- Black Olives
- Seasoned Tortilla Strips or Fritos
- Diced red onion
- …so much more!
Can Taco Soup be Made in the Slow Cooker?
Absolutely! After browning the beef, dump all the ingredients (except the heavy cream) into your crockpot.
Turn on low and cook for up to 6 hours. Stir in cream and add your favorite toppings.
You can also make Chicken Taco Soup for a delicious twist!
Can you Freeze Taco Soup (Instant Pot)?
After your soup has cooled, spoon soup into freezer safe, airtight containers or freezer bags. Store in freezer for up to 3 months.
When ready to enjoy, thaw overnight in refrigerator, heat on stovetop (or microwave) until warm. ENJOY.
Tips and Tricks for Instant Pot Beef Taco Soup Recipe
- If using a very lean ground beef or ground turkey, you may not need to drain after browning. You decide!
- For a little extra spice, toss in some jalapenos– either seeded and diced, or a small can of diced. You can also add a few dashes of hot sauce!
- Don’t skip the heavy cream. It truly adds a delicious depth of flavor. I know you want to use milk, but just know you’re missing out on that creamy texture!
- Save those leftovers (if you have any)! They heat up great for the next day!
- Don’t forget, your instant pot takes a few minutes to come to pressure. Be sure to factor in that extra time.
- Serve your taco soup over cilantro lime rice for a hearty meal!
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Instant Pot Beef Taco Soup Recipe for an easy family dinner. You’ll love how quickly this dish comes together, and your family will love the flavor!