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Easy Instant Pot Taco Soup recipe is made with ground beef, black beans and a few other ingredients for a quick and easy dinner that’ll warm your soul!

instant pot taco soup in white bowl

Aren’t you glad it’s soup season again? As soon as the temperatures begin to drop, I make our favorite taco soup recipe. Usually, I make taco soup on the stove, but I’ve been converting older recipes to Instant Pot recipes, and I made this quick and easy Instant Pot taco soup.

You guys, this quick and easy taco soup is so good — simple, too! It’s practically a dump and start Instant Pot soup recipe, only you have to brown the ground beef first. After that, you just throw everything into the pot and let it cook.

I cook with ground beef a lot, and I have a ton of ground beef recipes and Instant Pot ground beef recipes on the blog. But taco soup has always been one of my favorites — it’s super kid friendly, too! And, it’s definitely one of the easiest Instant Pot soup recipes you can make!

How to make easy taco soup with ground beef

You can make taco soup with chicken or beef, but I usually always make my taco soup with ground beef. Try to get the leanest ground beef you can — It saves you from having to drain the fat!

What do you put in taco soup?

Taco soup is basically tacos in soup form. You can make the simplest taco soup recipe or you can load it up with your favorite ingredients, which is what I always do. We’re talking about beef, black beans, corn, tomatoes — the works!

It’s similar to the Pioneer Woman’s taco soup recipe, except that I don’t use chili, and I definitely drain the canned ingredients. I also use only black beans in taco soup.

layer ingredients for instant pot taco soup

To make Instant Pot taco soup, you brown the ground beef, then you season it and add the rest of the ingredients. I add the beans, beef broth, corn, and then I add the tomatoes last.

Don’t stir the tomatoes in — You don’t want it to burn. Just dump them on top of the corn layer.

instant pot taco soup in ladle

Next, you pressure cook the soup for 10 minutes, and that’s it! Allow a short natural release to avoid soup splattering everywhere, and you’re ready to eat!

You can put out a taco bar with your favorite toppings. I like to serve taco soup with shredded cheese, sour cream, sliced jalapeno peppers, tomatoes and tortilla chips. You can add avocado slices or guac, as well.

instant pot taco soup with tortilla chips, cheese, jalapeno peppers on top

Recipe for Easy Instant Pot Taco Soup

5 from 5 votes

Instant Pot Taco Soup

By: Dee
Easy Instant Pot Taco Soup recipe is made with ground beef, black beans and a few other ingredients for a quick and easy dinner that'll warm your soul!

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
pressure time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 10


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onions
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 32-ounce carton low sodium beef broth
  • 1 15-ounce can low sodium black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 15-ounce can corn (fiesta corn with peppers) drained
  • 1 15-ounce can low sodium diced tomatoes
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  • Hit SAUTE on the Instant Pot, and when it reads Hot, add the olive oil then the ground beef. Break up the beef with a spatula, and cook until no longer pink
  • Add the minced onions, sea salt, garlic powder, cumin, smoked paprika, pepper and chili powder, and stir
  • Hit CANCEL, then add the beef broth, and stir to deglaze pot if necessary. Make sure no browned bits of meat are stuck to the pot.
  • Add the black beans, corn, and finish with diced tomatoes on top, but DO NOT STIR, 
  • Place the lid on the pressure cooker, then turn the valve to Sealing, and hit PRESSURE COOK for 10 minutes. Pot will take a few minutes to reach pressure, then begin counting down and cook for 10 minutes
  • Allow a 5 minute natural release, then turn valve to venting for a quick release. When pin drops, carefully open lid, stir well, and serve


Recipe can be made in either the 6-quart or 8-quart Instant Pot
Can substitute your favorite packet of taco seasoning for the spices.


Calories: 250kcal

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

Additional Info

Course: Main
Cuisine: Mexican
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Instant Pot Taco Soup made with ground beef, black beans and a few other ingredients in the pressure cooker

My family loved this easy Instant Pot taco soup! I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

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  1. Miz Helen says:

    This looks like a great recipe for Taco Soup! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week!
    Miz Helen5 stars

  2. Krista says:

    This is going to be added to my must make instant pot recipes!5 stars

  3. Erin | Dinners,Dishes and Dessert says:

    This couldn’t look any more perfect! This looks fabulous!5 stars

    1. Dee says:

      Thanks so much, Erin! We loved it. 🙂

  4. eat good 4 life says:

    I love my instant pot. Time to get som taco soup going!!!

  5. Brandy @ Nutmeg Nanny says:

    This soup sounds perfect! Saving!

  6. Abeer says:

    My favorite flavors in a soup! This is just awesome!5 stars

    1. Dee says:

      Thanks, Abeer! So happy it’s soup season!

  7. Anna says:

    Taco soup cooked in the IP is one of my favorites! So easy and the whole family loves it!5 stars

    1. Dee says:

      It’s a favorite here, too, and I think the Instant Pot makes it better! 🙂

  8. Angie says:

    I love Instant Pot soups! This one looks like a winner for sure!

    1. Dee says:

      This is one of our favorite soup recipes! 🙂