5 reasons to love this easy low carb soup recipe

  1. 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.
  2. Throw it together in about 10 minutes of active prep time for a quick and easy, healthy dinner.
  3. Make it in either the Instant Pot or Slow Cooker. We include instructions for both.
  4. A great healthy meal prep recipe, it makes a big batch so enjoy the savory leftovers!
  5. 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

  1. Whip up the easy taco seasoning mix.
  2. Chop all of the veggies for the soup.
  3. 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).
  4. Toss in the seasoning mix and veggies and mix.
  5. Set the soup to cook as noted in the recipe card below and relax!
Instant Pot taco soup in two bowls with sliced avocado, chopped cilantro and two spoons.

Ingredient notes

  • 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.
Angled shot of Instant Pot taco soup in bowl with sliced avocado and chopped cilantro.

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Keto Taco Soup (Slow Cooker or Instant Pot)

This keto taco soup is made with hearty ground beef and can be made in either the Instant Pot or slow cooker. Just throw all the ingredients together for a delicious, easy, and healthy dinner.


  • 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

Optional toppings:

  • chopped cilantro
  • avocado
  • 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. 

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Nutrition amounts are an estimate provided for those following a Ketogenic or low-carb diet and do not include optional toppings for this recipe. See our full nutrition information disclosure here.  
Calories: 422kcal, Carbohydrates: 6g, Protein: 28g, Fat: 31g, Fiber: 2g
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Keto Taco Soup (Slow Cooker or Instant Pot)