Instant Pot® Hamburger Soup


Easy and delicious soup with a nice thickness. You can make it in the Instant Pot® or on the stovetop. When this cools, it will be very thick, but it thins out when reheated. Freezes very well.

close up view of Hamburger Soup in a white bowl
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
8 servings


  • 1 ½ pounds ground beef

  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped

  • 3 (14.5 ounce) cans beef consomme

  • 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes

  • 2 cups water

  • 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed tomato soup

  • 4 carrots, finely chopped

  • 3 stalks celery, finely chopped

  • 4 tablespoons pearl barley

  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme

  • 1 bay leaf


  1. Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select Saute function. Cook and stir beef and onion until browned, 5 to 10 minutes. Pour in beef consomme, tomatoes, water, and tomato soup. Add carrots, celery, barley, thyme, and bay leaf.

  2. Close and lock the lid. Select Soup function; set timer for 30 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  3. Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 10 minutes.

Cook's Note:

If you're making it on the stovetop, brown ground beef and onion together, then add the remaining ingredients. Cover and simmer for at least 2 hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

251 Calories
11g Fat
18g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 251
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 52mg 17%
Sodium 950mg 41%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 31mg 156%
Calcium 79mg 6%
Iron 5mg 27%
Potassium 661mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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