Taco soup is one of my favorite soups to prepare, especially on a chilly evening. Ground beef makes it filling while the peppers give it a ton of Southwestern flavor. What makes this taco soup even better is the fact that it can be cooked in the Instant Pot. So in less than 30 minutes, you can be enjoying a hearty soup that will warm your belly. Try this Instant Pot Taco Soup Recipe next time you are short on time!
TACO SOUP IN THE INSTANT POT
INGREDIENTS YOU WILL NEED
- ground beef
- anaheim pepper
- cayenne pepper
- chili powder
- cumin - buy my favorite here
- frozen corn
- white onion
- black beans
- chili beans
- vegetable broth - click to see what I use
CAN I USE GROUND TURKEY INSTEAD OF GROUND BEEF?
Yes, ground turkey works well in this recipe. It is very versatile.
WHAT IS AN ANAHEIM PEPPER? WHAT CAN I SUBSTITUTE FOR AN ANAHEIM PEPPER?
An Anaheim pepper is a mild type of chili pepper often found in Mexican and Southwestern cuisine. If you can't find Anaheim peppers, a poblano pepper offers a similar taste and heat level.
HOW TO MAKE TACO SOUP IN THE INSTANT POT
Why should you make taco soup in the Instant Pot? Well, first of all, using an Instant Pot will make your life a lot easier. It cooks meals so quickly, you don't have to spend hours you don't have in the kitchen. This Instant Pot is highly rated (over 55,000 4.5 star reviews) and great for a family. Click here to buy the one we use.
Place the ground beef and minced garlic in the Instant Pot. Cook on saute for 5 minutes. Toss in onions and cook for 2 more minutes.
Now add all the spices to the pot and stir.
Add in tomatoes, Anaheim peppers, jalapeno, and corn. Top this mixture with strained chili beans and black beans and stir well.
Add broth and water to the Instant Pot. Place the lid on pot. Set to high pressure for 8 minutes.
Once the pot stops counting, release the pressure valve.
WHAT CAN I SERVE WITH TACO SOUP?
Serve topped with cheese or sour cream. You can also serve this soup topped with tortilla strips. Click to buy our favorite tortilla strips.
Instant Pot Taco Soup Recipe
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 2 tomatoes, sliced
- 1 Anaheim pepper, diced
- 1 jalapeno, diced
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 tablespoon cumin
- 1 cup frozen corn
- 1 white onion, diced
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 can black beans, strained
- 1 can pinto beans, strained
- 2 cups vegetable broth
- 2 cups water
- In a instant pot, place ground beef and minced garlic. Cook on saute for 5 minutes. Toss in onions and cook for 2 more minutes.
- Add in all the spices and stir.
- Add in tomatoes, anaheim peppers, jalapeno, and corn. Top with strained pinto beans and black beans. Stir well.
- Add in broth and water. Place lid on pot. Set to high pressure for 8 minutes.
- Once the pot stops counting release the pressure valve. Serve topped with cheese or sour cream.
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