Instant Pot Taco Soup

Taco soup is a delicious and easy family favorite, and you can make it in the Instant Pot, slow cooker or on the stove top.


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups corn (frozen or canned) drained
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 can pinto beans (14 oz) drained
  • 1 can black beans (14 oz) drained
  • 16 oz mild salsa
  • 1 1/2 cup water (or chicken broth)
  • 1 packet taco seasoning


  1. Using the sauté mode (medium), brown the ground beef and onions until fully cooked, about 7 to 8 minutes.

  2. Drain the fat off beef, if desired, and return to pot. (I have skipped this step if I have used leaner meat or grass-fed beef).

  3. Add the remaining ingredients, and place the lid on, lock it.

  4. Cook on manual high pressure for 12 minutes. (Note: it will take a while to get up to pressure)

  5. Allow the pot to depressurize naturally, indicated by the pressure indicator pin drop. (not using the quick presser release lever - mine took about 25 minutes to fully release).

Recipe Notes

If preferred, you can make your own chili seasoning Seasoning (you can substitute a packet of taco seasoning) 2 teaspoons chili powder 2 teaspoons cumin 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon salt (or more to taste) 1/4 teaspoon black pepper (or more to taste)