Instant Pot Tortilla Soup

This can be a one pot meal if you want it to be. If you’re short on time, get this beans cooking and brown the ground beef in a skillet.

Tortilla Soup

In the Instant Pot (or skillet), cook 1 lb of hamburger until browned.

To the meat add…

1 tsp salt

5 shakes of black pepper

1 tbls chili powder

1 tbls + 1 tsp granulated garlic

1 tbls cumin

1 tsp onion powder

Stir to combine the spices a little water to help them dissolve if needed.

If cooked in the IP, remove the meat and set aside.

Add 1 lb of sorter, dried pinto beans to the Instant Pot.

Cook in IP with ½ tsp salt, 10 bullion cubes, 10 cups of water, high pressure, 48 minutes. Quick release. (If you don’t have homemade bullion cubes, just use 10 cups of chicken broth, either store bought or homemade.

Add the following…

1 cup frozen corn

Chopped celery or chard stems

Chopped kale

Reserved hamburger meat

Turn Saute setting on for 10 minutes to heat the final ingredients. 

Serve with tortilla chips. Or add cut up flour tortillas with when you add the chopped and frozen vegetables. The flour tortillas balloon up almost like dumplings.


Use pre-cooked chicken instead of the hamburger. Use black beans (cook on HP, 35 minutes, QR) instead of pinto.