Vegetable Beef Soup

Learn how to make vegetable beef soup with our Instant Pot® Vegetable Beef Soup recipe, which makes preparing a savoury, comforting soup faster and easier than ever. This flavourful soup has tender beef, vegetables and pasta that cook all together in the Instant Pot®, so prep and cleanup are easy. Beef broth provides the rich base while tomato paste, thyme and parsley round out the complex flavors of this delicious and hearty soup.
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American, Modern
Servings 6
Calories 197 kcal


  • 1 InstantPot® Duo™  5.7l or 8l


  • 225 g boneless beef chuck roast or stew beef cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 4 cups beef stock
  • 2 carrots peeled and diced
  • 1 large potato unpeeled, cut into cubes (about 170g)
  • 115 g green beans trimmed and cut into 1cm pieces
  • 125 g uncooked ditalini pasta small tube shaped
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 250 g frozen peas thawed
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley


  • Season the beef with salt and pepper. On a 5.7 or 8l Instant Pot®, select the Saute setting. Heat the oil and add the beef and cook until well browned, stirring occasionally. Add the tomato paste and cook and stir for 2 minutes (cooking the tomato paste will enhance the flavour). Press Cancel.
  • Add the beef stock, carrots, potato, green beans, ditalini and thyme. Lock the lid and close the pressure release valve.  Pressure cook on High pressure, setting the timer to 8 minutes(timer will begin counting down once pressure is reached- it takes about 10 minutes). When done, press Cancel and use the quick releasemethod to release the pressure.
  • Stir in the peas. Season to taste and sprinkle with the parsley before serving.


Time-Saving Tip: Save on prep time by substituting frozen vegetables for fresh. Instead of adding the carrots with the stock, add frozen peas and carrots and frozen green beans at the end, and cook on the Saute setting for 5 minutes or until hot.
*Pressure Cook and Manual buttons are interchangeable