Hamburger Soup (Paleo + Whole30) Instant Pot or Slow Cooker

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 6
Author: Justin + Erica Winn
This easy Paleo and Whole30 hamburger soup is hearty, packed with veggies and perfect for all your favorite toppings. Instant pot or slow cooker options.
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For the seasoning:

  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp ground pepper

For the rest of the soup:

  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cups parsnips, cut into small cubes (can sub carrots)
  • 2 cups green beans, ends removed and cut into 1-2 inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup celery, diced
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 5 Yukon gold potatoes (whole - medium sized)
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 1 tbsp coconut aminos


For the Instant Pot:

  • Make the seasoning by combining all of the seasonings in a small bowl or jar and mixing well.
  • Prep onion, parsnips, green beans and celery as noted.
  • Add in the ground beef to the Instant Pot and break it up into smaller bits with a spoon. You don't have to brown the meat, it will cook in the Instant Pot during the cook phase.
  • Add the seasoning mix in and stir to coat the beef.
  • Add in the onion, parsnips, green beans, celery and potatoes. Pour in the broth around everything and add in the coconut aminos also.
  • Place the lid on the Instant Pot and close the pressure valve.
  • Press the "Soup" button and allow the cooking cycle to complete. Quick release the pressure.
  • Carefully open the lid. Use a potato masher or spoon to break up the potatoes into bite-sized chunks. Break up any large chunks of beef as well. Taste and season with additional salt and pepper as desired. Ladle into bowls and serve.

For the slow cooker:

  • Follow steps 1-5 above, placing everything in the slow cooker. Cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 3 hours. Follow step 7 above to mash potatoes and break up beef. Ladle into bowls and serve.