5 reasons to love this easy low carb soup recipe
- It’s a hearty taco soup with veggies, savory broth, and ground beef. It’s also Whole30 and Paleo-friendly with a dairy-free option.
- Throw it together in about 10 minutes of active prep time for a quick and easy, healthy dinner.
- Make it in either the Instant Pot or Slow Cooker. We include instructions for both.
- A great healthy meal prep recipe, it makes a big batch so enjoy the savory leftovers!
- Mix up the toppings to suit your taste. We love sliced avocado and a little shredded cheese.
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How to make this simple taco soup
- Whip up the easy taco seasoning mix.
- Chop all of the veggies for the soup.
- Add the ground beef to the instant pot or slow cooker and break it up into pieces (you don’t have to brown the beef).
- Toss in the seasoning mix and veggies and mix.
- Set the soup to cook as noted in the recipe card below and relax!
- Ground beef – You can easily substitute ground chicken or turkey if desired.
- Onion – For an even lower carb option, you can replace the onion with something like a radish or omit them completely.
- Broth – The beef broth is recommended for a savory flavor, but you can substitute chicken broth too. Just watch out for added sugars.
- Toppings – Use whatever you want here! Some recommended options are sour cream, shredded cheese, avocado slices and chopped cilantro.
Some other low-carb soups to try
- Keto Beef Stew (Stovetop or Instant Pot)
- 25 Minute Kimchi Soup (Keto Friendly)
- Keto Chili (Slow Cooker or Instant Pot)
- Healthy Zuppa Toscana
- Chicken Enchilada Soup (Slow Cooker or Instant Pot)
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Keto Taco Soup (Slow Cooker or Instant Pot)
- 2 lbs ground beef
- 1 onion, diced
- 1 bell pepper, seeds removed and diced
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 jalapeno, sliced , (optional)
- 1 can black olives, drained and sliced, (14.5 oz can)
- 1 can fire roasted crushed tomatoes, (14.5 oz can)
- 1 can green chiles, (4-5 oz can)
- 2 cups beef broth
For the seasoning:
- 2 tbsp chili powder
- 2 tbsp cumin
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp ground pepper
- chopped cilantro
- shredded cheese, (omit for Whole30 & strict Paleo)
- To make the seasoning, add all seasoning ingredients to a bowl or jar and mix.
- Prep onion, bell pepper, garlic, jalapeno (optional) and olives as noted.
For the instant pot:
- Place the beef in the instant pot. Break it up into small bits with a wooden spoon. Pour 1/2 of the seasoning mix over the beef and mix.
- Add all remaining ingredients, including the rest of the seasoning mix, to the instant pot. Stir to mix.
- Place the lid on the instant pot and close the pressure valve. Press the "soup" button and set for 30 minutes.
- Allow the cooking cycle to complete and then quick release the pressure.
- Open the lid when safe to do so. You may need to break up the beef into smaller pieces at this point if needed. Taste soup and season with additional salt and pepper as desired. Spoon into bowls, top with desired toppings and enjoy.
For the slow cooker:
- Follow steps 1-4 above, placing the ingredients in and mixing in your slow cooker.
- Cook on high for 3-4 hours or on low for 6-8 hours. Taste and season with additional salt and pepper as desired. Spoon into bowls, top with desired toppings and enjoy.
How long should I pressure cook it after the soup cycle is done
You should do a quick release after the soup cycle. See step 4.
Another winner for me!!!
Love love love this one. I don’t like spice so I decreased the paprika a little and left out the jalapeños and added some corn!
Definitely will be making again soon.
This was my first instant pot recipe… absolutely delicious and full of flavor. And super easy without having to saute everything first. Thank you
So glad you enjoyed the recipe!
Generally instructions include browning ground beef before using it in a recipe. I did not see those instructions here. Is it not necessary with this recipe?
You can but don’t have to. In this recipe, we just have you break up the ground beef and let it cook on high pressure. 🙂
How many minutes do you cook it and low pressure or high pressure? My Instapot requires a minute to be entered with the soup function.
Hey there! Our IP defaults to 30 minutes for soup on high pressure. Let us know how it goes!
can i make this soup with ground turkey and chicken broth?
Yes, those substitutions should work just fine. Hope you enjoy it 🙂