I love tacos almost as much as I love soup. Well, not really, but it sounded good, right? I do actually like tacos quite a bit though. Now I don’t normally think of tacos when I think of soup. But this pressure cooker taco soup (we love the Instant Pot) actually tastes like you’re eating a taco – except it’s soup.
It’s Kinda Like Tacos and Chili Had a Baby
The texture of this soup is definitely closer to that of chili, but with much less beans – meaning it’s hearty, meaty and filling. But it tastes nothing like chili, so it’s quite surprising to eat. And it is one of the most simple soups we’ve made – you brown the beef, dump in everything else, and close the lid. That’s it!
It's like tacos and soup had a baby - with the texture of chili.
AuthorThe Foodie Eats
1 1/2lbs.ground chuck
16oz.pinto beansdrained, rinsed
15oz.whole kernel corndrained
14.5oz.Mexican-style stewed tomatoes
1/2tsp.dried dill weed
Using sauté setting on Instant Pot - add ground beef and onions to pressure cooker. Season with pepper and cook until beef is thoroughly browned - mixing frequently. Pour into colander to drain and return to pot.
Add all remaining ingredients and mix well. Switch to manual setting for 12 minutes and close lid. Once cook time is complete - quick-release pressure.
Serve & enjoy!
Serve with tortilla chips, shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, and jalapeños.
Pressure Cooker Taco Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 402Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Total Carbohydrates 31g10%
Dietary Fiber 7g28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Since we had one last cold snap last week, of course I was in the kitchen making more soup. This was my first attempt at pressure cooker white bean soup. And I passed the bean approval test – my 2-year-old daughter. She loves beans, but only if they’re delicious. And apparently, these are!
The Mistake Everybody Makes…
I love sausage in soups. But here’s the problem. Almost every soup recipe I come across will use the sausage to add flavor to the soup. That’s a great intention, but (in my opinion) it’s actually a total fail. If you boil it for any extended period of time, all the flavor will go into the soup. And then you’re left with flavorless sausage.
Check out the recipe below to see how to retain the crispiness of the sausage without compromising the flavor of the soup.
Pressure Cooker Lentil Soup with Curry and Potatoes
I love soup. No really, I LOVE SOUP! When eating out, I always order a bowl. At home, I’m a big fan of bean soups. I like them simple and delicious. This pressure cooker lentil soup recipe was an instant favorite in our house. It’s incredibly easy to make, yet lacking nothing in flavor. I believe I ate 3 bowls within 24 hours of making it. I only stopped because it ran out.
Who Doesn’t Love A One-Pot Meal?
There are few things as satisfying to me as creating an amazing meal without having to destroy the kitchen. I guess that’s part of my current obsession with the Instant Pot. Not every dish I make with it only uses one pot, but this one does! That alone is worth giving this recipe a try. Plus, it’s pretty cheap and healthy all at the same time!