instant pot ground beef barley soup

a recipe by
Lisa N
Coastal, SC

Comforting, warm, delicious beef barley soup made fast and easy in the Instant Pot. This soup is filling, nutritious, and economical. It is a main meal all in itself, great after a long day served with some rye or French bread, bagels, or crackers.

serves 6
prep time 15 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Pressure Cooker/Instant Pot

Ingredients For instant pot ground beef barley soup

  • 1 lb
    ground sirloin
  • 1 c
    uncooked pearl barley, rinsed
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 4 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 md
    medium yellow onion, chopped or left whole for later removal
  • 1 lb
    baby cut carrots, cut into thirds
  • 2 md
    yukon gold or red potatoes, cubed
  • 1 tsp
    herbs de provence
  • 2 tsp
    dried parsley flakes
  • 6 c
    chicken broth (or 6 c water plus 6 tsp bouillon granules or 6 cubes)

How To Make instant pot ground beef barley soup

  • 1
    On the Saute mode's highest setting, brown ground beef and break up until crumbled; add olive oil and garlic and continue to saute until fragrant.
  • 2
    Add all other ingredients. Cover with lid, seal valve, and set on high pressure for 20 minutes.
  • 3
    Perform a quick release of the pressure when the cooking time is complete. Serve with grated Parmesan and fresh bread.