This easy Instant Pot Vegetable Beef Soup is sure to become a family favorite. This hearty and delicious recipe uses simple ingredients and is done in 35 minutes. It’s naturally gluten-free, low-carb, and so satisfying.

beef vegetable soup served in white bowl

Tender beef and nutritious veggies makes this soup filling and good for you. This one is a family favorite and perfect for leftovers. Since everything is cooked in the Instant Pot, dishes and cleanup are minimal.

Why You Should Try This Recipe

  • No matter what type of healthy diet you’re on, this recipe is sure to be a winner. It’s nutritious, low-carb, gluten-free, and Whole30.
  • You can easily customize the vegetables to what you have on hand – you can even use frozen vegetables!
  • This entire recipe cooks in the Instant Pot in just about 35 minutes. You can also find stovetop instructions in the recipe card at the end of this post.
  • This is the perfect meal prep recipe (see all of my meal prep tips for beginners). Double the recipe and make it early in the week. Enjoy the leftovers for lunch.

Key Ingredients

Stew beef is the perfect cut for the Instant Pot since it’s tough with lots of connective tissue that needs to break down to get tender. When cooked low and slow or in a pressure cooker, it becomes tender and perfect for soup.

Vegetables make this recipe nourishing as well as comforting. I added onion, celery, carrots, and green beans but you can add what you have on hand. Potatoes, peas, corn, or lima beans would all make great additions.

Beef broth is the liquid base for this soup and cooks the meat and veggies.

Balsamic vinegar has a fruity, wine-like flavor and a small amount adds a lot of flavor to the broth.

Lemon adds a small amount of acidity and complements the richness of the broth.

ingredients for instant pot vegetable beef soup

Recipe Steps

Step One

Use the Sauté function on the Instant Pot electric pressure cooker to lightly cook the beef, onion, celery, carrots, and garlic in the olive oil.

Step Two

Cancel the Sauté button and add the broth, chopped tomatoes, green beans or peas, thyme and a bay leaf. Lock on the lid and set the cook time to 10 minutes at high pressure.

Be sure to see the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact measurements.

how to make vegetable beef soup in the instant pot

Step Three

When the cooking time is up, let the pressure come down naturally for 5 minutes. Then, carefully use the quick release and remove the lid.

Step Four

Remove the bay leaf and squeeze in some fresh lemon juice. Stir in salt, pepper, and balsamic vinegar. Serve hot.

cooked soup in instant pot

Is This Recipe Healthy?

  • Beef is full of healthy nutrition including bioavailable iron and other micronutrients.
  • The beef and vegetables are even easier to digest when they are pressure cooked.
  • This Instant Pot Vegetable Beef Soup recipe is Whole30, gluten-free, dairy-free, and low-carb too.

Recipe Tips & Substitutions

  • If you prefer, use frozen peas instead of the green beans.
  • Feel free to add 1-2 tablespoons of tomato paste for even more tomato flavor.
  • You can use whatever cut of meat you like. Ask the butcher for stew meat or you can also use chopped chuck roast.
  • After you sauté the meat and veggies, deglaze the pot with a bit of stock and scrape with a wooden spoon before adding the remaining ingredients.
  • Use tongs to remove the bay leaf before serving.
  • Refrigerate any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
closeup of beef vegetable soup

FAQs

What can you serve with beef vegetable soup?

You can serve this soup by itself or serve with crackers, salad, baked potatoes, roasted broccoli, or crusty bread.

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beef and vegetable soup

Easy Instant Pot Vegetable Beef Soup


Description

This easy Instant Pot Vegetable Beef Soup is sure to become a family favorite. This hearty and delicious recipe uses simple ingredients and is done in 35 minutes. It’s naturally gluten-free, low-carb, and so satisfying.


Ingredients

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  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound stew beef, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 carrots, chopped
  • 4 celery stalks, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups low-sodium beef broth
  • 1 14.5ounce can, chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup frozen green beans or frozen green peas
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 medium lemon, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

Instructions

  1. Press the Sauté button on your Instant Pot and let the pot heat up for about two minutes. Drizzle in the oil and then add the beef, onion, carrots, celery, and garlic.
  2. Sauté for about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the broth and cancel the Sauté function. 
  4. Add the chopped tomatoes, green beans, thyme, and bay leaf to the pot. Stir to combine.
  5. Lock on the lid, select the Pressure Cook function, and adjust to high pressure for 10 minutes. Make sure the steam valve is set in the “Sealing” position.
  6. When the cooking time is up, let the pressure release naturally for 5 minutes, then quick-release the remaining pressure.
  7. Remove the lid and stir in the lemon juice, salt, pepper, and balsamic vinegar. Use tongs to remove and discard the bay leaf.
  8. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate for up to 4 days.

Notes

  1. If you prefer to use all frozen vegetables in this recipe, use 1 16-ounce package of mixed frozen vegetables. You don’t need to sauté the frozen vegetables so you can skip steps 1 and 2 and just add everything to the pot at the same time.
  2. Feel free to add 1-2 tablespoons of tomato paste for even more tomato flavor.
  3. You can use whatever cut of meat you like. Ask the butcher for stew meat or you can also use chopped chuck roast.
  4. STOVETOP DIRECTIONS: Follow the directions as is, but use a large lidded pot. When you get to step 4, place the lid on your pot and let the soup simmer for 20 minutes or until the meat is cooked through. 
  5. This recipe can be easily doubled. 
  6. The cook time for this recipe includes the 10 minutes to get the pot up to pressure and 5 minutes natural release time.
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Instant Pot pressure cooker
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: beef soup, pressure cooker soup, instant pot beef soup

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