Instant Pot Hamburger Soup (Whole30 Paleo)

Instant Pot Hamburger Soup (Whole30 Paleo) - aka Poor Man's Soup!  Hearty, healthy, and totally budget friendly.  Your family will love this soup! | tastythin.com

Instant Pot Hamburger Soup (Whole30 Paleo) including Slow Cooker Instructions – aka Poor Man’s Soup!  Hearty, healthy, and totally budget friendly.  Your family will love this soup!

I know how challenging it can be to find recipes that fit a clean eating lifestyle and are still family friendly.  Sometimes it’s so tempting to whip up that box of mac and cheese and call it good!  One solution that is naturally nutritious and seems to always please the whole family is homemade soup.

This Hamburger Soup (aka Poor Man’s Soup because it is so easy on the budget) is made in the Instant Pot or slow cooker and couldn’t be easier!  It is such a simple meal and yet my family absolutely loves it.  Full of classic beef and veggie soup flavors, it is perfect paired with some gluten free corn bread (I love Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Corn Bread Mix from Thrive Market!)

Only the most basic ingredients are required for this recipe.  Make this ahead on Meal Prep Sunday or during the week for a quick and easy dinner.

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Instant Pot Hamburger Soup (Whole30 Paleo) - aka Poor Man's Soup!  Hearty, healthy, and totally budget friendly.  Your family will love this soup! | tastythin.com

 

Instant Pot Hamburger Soup (Whole30 Paleo) - aka Poor Man's Soup!  Hearty, healthy, and totally budget friendly.  Your family will love this soup! | tastythin.com

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Instant Pot Hamburger Soup (Whole30 Paleo) - aka Poor Man's Soup!  Hearty, healthy, and totally budget friendly.  Your family will love this soup! | tastythin.com
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Instant Pot Hamburger Soup
Ingredients
  • 2 teaspoons avocado or olive oil
  • 1 lb lean ground beef or ground venison
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 2 large celery stalks, sliced
  • 1 cup diced yukon gold potatoes (about 3 small)
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 cup frozen green beans
  • 1 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 3 cups low sodium beef broth
  • 1/2 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
Instructions
  1. Set your Instant Pot to Saute.  Add oil and beef (or venison) and cook until browned.  Add remaining ingredients and stir well to combine.  Lock lid and set Instant Pot to Soup setting.   

For the Slow Cooker:
  1. In a large skillet, brown beef in oil over medium high heat.  Add browned beef and remaining ingredients to a slow cooker.  Stir well to combine.  Cook on High for 3-4 hours or Low for 6-8 hours.

 

29 Comments

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    Karly
    March 31, 2017 at 10:21 am

    How did we live before Instant Pots? Seriously, I am obsessed! This recipe looks absolutely amazing, and something the whole fam will love. Can’t wait to try!

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      Nikki
      March 31, 2017 at 12:17 pm

      I know, right?!? This one is so easy and the family goes crazy for it…love it when those two things come together 🙂

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    Challis
    June 15, 2017 at 6:34 pm

    For the instapot, how long do you cook it for?? Is it manual or natural release?

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      Nikki
      June 16, 2017 at 11:06 am

      The Soup setting is a 30 minute cycle. I have done a shorter cycle with good results as well (20-25 minutes.) Use manual or natural release, whichever you prefer. I usually wait for natural release unless we are in a hurry to eat! Enjoy!

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        Chad
        November 1, 2017 at 9:59 am

        Can I add pea barley? And if so how much more liquid do I need to add?

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          Nikki
          November 1, 2017 at 3:01 pm

          Sure! I would try adding about 1 cup each of barley and liquid. This will probably result in a little bit thicker soup. Let me know how it turns out 🙂

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    Jen
    July 7, 2017 at 9:58 pm

    Just made this for dinner in the instant pot and wow. We were so surprised that it was so flavorful. My 10 year old daughter loved it and my husband kept saying it’s so good! Yum! I didn’t change the recipe at all. Delicious!

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      Nikki
      July 10, 2017 at 3:05 pm

      Jen, glad to hear your family approved! Thanks!

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      Chad
      November 1, 2017 at 3:11 pm

      Will do! I’m making it the day before a hunting trip and will be warming it up the day of.

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    Serena
    August 28, 2017 at 3:45 pm

    Could I use russet instead of gold potatoes?

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      Nikki
      August 28, 2017 at 8:46 pm

      Yes, should work just fine! I have used redskins and the result was the same. 🙂

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    Christina Caster
    September 7, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    I made this tonight for dinner in my instapot. It was a hit! My 2 and 5 year old ate it up (says a lot because they can be picky with veggies). And my husband liked it also! And it was nearly foolproof in my instapot. ( : Happy mama over here.

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      Nikki
      September 8, 2017 at 3:19 pm

      Christina – so awesome!! Glad the whole family enjoyed it!!

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    Tracey
    September 8, 2017 at 9:00 am

    How many servings does this make?

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      Nikki
      September 8, 2017 at 3:22 pm

      Hi Tracey – it makes approximately 10 cups!

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    Kelley
    September 12, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    This was a big hit with my family. Will definitely be making it again!

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      Nikki
      September 13, 2017 at 12:52 pm

      Thank you, Kelley!! It’s a great recipe for this time of year! 🙂

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    Lori Butcher Rheiner
    September 21, 2017 at 12:04 am

    Could it work with ground turkey and chili powder? Kinda like a chili/soup? Trying to eat more turkey, but I need chili powder since I am not a fan, lol!! Thank you!!

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      Nikki
      September 22, 2017 at 12:27 pm

      Yes, absolutely!!

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        Lori Butcher Rheiner
        September 25, 2017 at 3:27 pm

        Thank you so much!!!

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    Nyssa Powers
    October 25, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    Do the green beans have to be frozen?

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      Nikki
      October 26, 2017 at 1:56 pm

      Hi Nyssa, fresh is fine too!

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    Ann
    November 7, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    I just made this for dinner, and it was a huge hit. I didn’t have ground beef or beef broth, but used ground turkey and chicken broth. I also didn’t have green beans so I used frozen corn instead. The kids had seconds. Thank you so much for the recipe. Took about 35 minutes from start to finish to make.

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      Nikki
      November 8, 2017 at 1:25 pm

      Awesome! I love how versatile this recipe is too. Glad to hear the family enjoyed it!

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    kristin
    November 17, 2017 at 6:10 pm

    really flavorful and easy! love my instant pot! thank you for the amazing and easy recipe! i added ro-tel tomatoes for extra kick. one thing I would add in the instructions for the instant pot is to dump the oil after browning the meat. my soup came out a bit oily. but still tasty!! thank you!

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    Heather Longoria
    November 27, 2017 at 5:30 am

    I made this yesterday, and it turned out delicious!!! I thought it might be bland with just the salt and pepper, but it turned out great. Thank you for sharing this recipe!

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      Nikki
      November 27, 2017 at 3:13 pm

      Thank you, Heather! It’s a favorite at our house 🙂

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    Vickie
    November 29, 2017 at 6:50 am

    Can I double the recipe?

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      Nikki
      November 29, 2017 at 8:56 pm

      Depending on how big your pot is, sure!

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