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Easy Instant Pot Hamburger Soup is made with ground beef, potatoes, carrots or other vegetables cooked in a savory tomato beef broth. Perfect comfort food!

instant pot hamburger soup in white bowl with crackers

Easy Instant Pot hamburger soup is the pressure cooker version of the ground beef noodle soup recipe I posted last year. I’ve been converting as many of my stove top recipes to Instant Pot recipes as possible, so I was so excited for this one! I would have made hamburger noodle soup in the Instant Pot sooner, but nobody really wants soup in a hot Phoenix summer!

Hamburger soup is such an easy dinner recipe, and it’s definitely one of the easiest Instant Pot soup recipes I’ve made yet. I eliminated as much of the prep work as possible, so there’s not a lot chopping going on. This Instant Pot soup is easy enough to do during the week, and there are plenty of leftovers to enjoy later!

Even though I used egg noodles in the original recipe, I made this hamburger soup with potatoes — baby potatoes. They’re small enough to throw in whole, and you don’t peel them. Same with the carrots.

So, you only have to chop up some celery and an onion. But here’s a tip — keep some chopped onions in the freezer! Or, use dried minced onions to make this hamburger soup (or any recipe) easier!

I’ve made this easy hamburger soup several times already, and even my picky eaters love it. You can mash up the potatoes and carrots to make it thick and stew-like if your kids don’t like broth. And, you can add green beans, corn or other veggies to make it a little different each time.

How to Make Instant Pot Hamburger Soup

Start off by browning the ground beef in the Instant Pot. I like to use lean or extra-lean ground beef to avoid draining the grease, but you can drain it if you need to.

Then, add some celery, onions and season the mixture before adding the broth. Make sure no beef is stuck to the pot, and deglaze it using the beef stock if you need to.

cook ground beef and celery in instant pot hamburger soup

Next, add the potatoes and carrots. Since they’re so small, just toss them in without slicing. And then, add the beef broth and canned tomatoes.

layer hamburger soup ingredients in instant pot

I use both diced tomatoes and tomato sauce in hamburger soup. Actually the first time I made this soup in the Instant Pot, I only had a large can of tomato sauce. I thought it might be too much tomato flavor, but it was so good that I used the same amount the next time.

ground beef instant pot hamburger soup in ladle

Pressure cook the soup for 10 minutes with a 5 to 10-minute natural release. Technically, you can do a quick release, but you may end up having to repaint your kitchen — soups tend to spray everywhere!

easy instant pot hamburger soup in white bowls

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Recipe for Instant Pot Hamburger Soup

5 from 10 votes

Instant Pot Hamburger Soup

By: Dee
Easy Instant Pot Hamburger Soup is made with ground beef, potatoes, carrots or other vegetables cooked in a savory tomato beef broth. An easy dinner recipe that's perfect comfort food!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
pressure time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 10


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 medium celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 ½ teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 32-ounce carton, low sodium organic beef broth
  • 1 15-ounce can low sodium diced tomatoes
  • 1 16-ounce can low-sodium or no salt added tomato sauce
  • 1 1.5-pound bag baby potatoes
  • ½ 1-pound bag baby carrots
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  • Turn Instant Pot to SAUTE setting, and when it reads Hot, add the ground beef, break up with spatula, and cook until no longer pink 
  • Add the onion and celery, and season with sea salt, garlic powder and pepper. Cook until onion is slightly soft
  • Hit CANCEL, then pour in beef stock, and deglaze pot (if necessary) by stirring beef to make sure nothing is stuck to bottom. Layer potatoes, carrots, diced tomatoes and tomato sauce on top -- DO NOT STIR
  • Cover with lid, turn vent to Sealing position, and hit PRESSURE COOK for 10 minutes
  • Pot will take a few minutes to reach pressure, then count down and cook. Allow a 10 minute natural release to avoid broth spraying from valve. Then, do quick release by turning valve to venting to release remaining pressure
  • When pin drops, remove lid, stir and serve!


Recipe can be made in either the 6-quart or 8-quart Instant Pot pressure cooker without changing ingredient amounts or cooking time.
Add green beans, peas, corn or your favorite vegetables for variety. 


Calories: 250kcal

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main
Cuisine: American
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Easy Instant Pot Hamburger Soup  - An easy soup recipe made with ground beef, potatoes, carrots or other vegetables cooked in a savory tomato beef broth. This Instant Pot soup recipe is perfect comfort food

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  1. Deborah D Johnson says:

    I just made this tonight. It’s delicious and easy.
    Next time I will be adding in more veggies but this is great just going by the recipe!5 stars

    1. Dee says:

      Thank you so much! I sometimes throw in more veggies — It’s a very versatile recipe. 🙂

  2. Pam says:

    Could this be a freezer meal, just worried about the potatoes

    1. Dee says:

      I haven’t tried freezing it yet, so I’m not sure about the potatoes.

  3. Corrie says:

    I made a clean-out-the-fridge version, measuring nothing, using some leftover hamburgers, chopped russets, and frozen veggies instead of carrots and celery. I cooked everything but the hamburgers and frozen veggies for 5 minutes, did 10 minute natural release, then added the last two items and cooked for 0 minutes with a 7 minute release. Perfect5 stars

    1. Dee says:

      That sounds wonderful! I’ll have to remember this next time I have leftover hamburgers. 🙂