Pressure cooker taco soup is an easy, hearty meal your family will love! Instant Pot soup recipes are a great way to get a delicious meal on the table quickly.
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For many years, the slow cooker was my best friend in the kitchen. As a newlywed, I was a high school teacher and didn’t have a lot of time in the evenings to cook meals.
Later, I became a nurse, which meant I was working shifts that were at least 12 hours long (though most nurses know we rarely get to leave on time!), so getting home at 8pm meant that dinner needed to be already cooking.
Then you add small kids to that, and the slow cooker was even more important for easy dump and go meals.
Taco soup was one of the first meals I started making in my slow cooker. I loved it because it was super easy and frugal, and it could feed a crowd easily.
It’s pretty similar to a chili, using beef, beans, corn, and taco seasonings. I love it paired with some corn chip scoops and shredded cheese–so good!!
It’s one of those soups that leaves you longing for cooler weather and shorter days.
And the best part is that it’s incredibly easy!
I still love my slow cooker, but these days, I find myself converting most of my favorite slow cooker recipes to pressure cooker recipes. The main reason is that it’s even faster! I don’t have to remind myself to put everything in the slow cooker early in the day when the Instant Pot will do the same thing in a fraction of the time.
I’m including directions here for both methods of preparation, so if you don’t have an Instant Pot, you can use your slow cooker! But if you do have an Instant Pot, the soup tastes just as good as if it were simmered for hours, only it wasn’t!
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How to Make Pressure Cooker Taco Soup:
Begin by browning some ground beef, using the Saute function of your Instant Pot. Once it’s browned, turn off the Instant Pot. Add all of the remaining ingredients and stir well to combine. Select a cook time of 3 minutes at high pressure using the Manual/Pressure Cook button.
After the cook time has completed, you can either allow a natural pressure release, or you can allow a 10-minute natural release followed by a quick release. Voila!
How to Make Slow Cooker Taco Soup:
Brown the ground beef in a skillet over medium-high heat. Once browned, add to a slow cooker along with all other ingredients. Stir to combine well. Cook on the Low setting for 6-8 hours.
- Instant Pot (I have the DUO60 model, but there are several options)
- Slow Cooker if you don’t have a pressure cooker
Give it a try–I’m sure you’ll love this pressure cooker taco soup for its deep and soul-warming flavor, the ease of preparation, and the fact that it’s the perfect weeknight meal!
Pair it with some tortilla chips or a grilled cheese sandwich and you’re set! 🙂
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