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Hamburger soup in red pot scooped out with ladle from overhead

Hamburger Soup (Instant Pot OR Stovetop)

Hamburger soup is a warm and comforting bowl of hearty goodness, and it is made with basic ingredients you probably already have on hand.

Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword hamburger soup, instant pot hamburger soup
Prep Time 18 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 362 kcal
Author Marjorie @APinchOfHealthy

Ingredients

  • cooking spray (I used avocado oil spray)
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 2 cups diced carrots
  • 2 stalks celery diced
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic minced
  • 1.25  pounds  ground beef  85/15 or leaner
  • 1 can diced tomatoes undrained, 14.5 ounces
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 can tomato sauce  (14.5 ounces - I used the Kirkland one fro Costco)
  • 5 cups chicken stock  Or 5 cups water + 1.5 Tablespoons Better Than Bullion base
  • 3 Russet potatoes diced into 1 inch bites (17 ounces, about 3.5 cups)
  • 1 large sweet potato or 2 small, diced into 1 inch bites (11 ounces, about 2 cups)

Instructions

Instant Pot Instructions

  1. Use cooking spray to coat the inner pot, and add the onions, carrots and celery. Cook for about 3 minutes.

  2. Add garlic, and cook 1 minute more.
  3. Add ground beef, and cook until crumbly, about 7 or 8 minute. Use your spoon to break up the chunks.
  4. Add tomatoes and chili powder, and cook 4 more minutes to reduce liquids.
  5. Add broth/ stock, potatoes, tomato sauce.
  6. Cook on high pressure for 5 minutes.
  7. Allow the pot to release naturally for 5 minutes, and quick release the remaining pressure.
  8. Add salt and pepper to taste. Note: this will vary based on the saltiness of your broth and canned tomatoes.

Stovetop Instructions

  1. Preheat a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat.

  2. Add the onions, carrots and celery. Cook for about 3 minutes.

  3. Add garlic, and cook 1 minute more.

  4. Add ground beef, and cook until crumbly, about 7 or 8 minute. Use your spoon to break up the chunks.
  5. Add tomatoes and chili powder, and cook 4 more minutes to reduce liquids.
  6. Add broth/ stock, potatoes, tomato sauce.
  7. Bring to a boil; reduce to simmer and cover partially.

  8. Cook until potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes, stirring occassionally.

  9. Add salt and pepper to taste. Note: this will vary based on the saltiness of your broth and canned tomatoes.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Hamburger Soup (Instant Pot OR Stovetop)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 362 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 54mg 18%
Sodium 764mg 32%
Potassium 1272mg 36%
Total Carbohydrates 34g 11%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 10g
Protein 20g 40%
Vitamin A 165.5%
Vitamin C 23.5%
Calcium 8%
Iron 22.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.