An easy crowd pleaser, this Instant Pot (or oven) Black Bean Beef Tortilla Soup is loaded with healthy veggies and lots of delicious south of the border flavor!
Main Course, Soup
Beef Tortilla Soup
Calories: 188 kcal
lean stew beef or lean chuck roast diced into ½-inch pieces
trimmed of extra fat and cut in ½-inch pieces
large sweet yellow onion
peeled and diced small
jar roasted red peppers
can tomato paste
1 14 ½-
can fire-roasted canned tomatoes puréed
cans black beans
drained and rinsed
finely chopped fresh cilantro
start with 1 (see Café Tips above in the post)
beef bouillon cubes
more to taste
freshly ground black pepper
can Summer Crisp corn
or other sweet, crisp corn, drained
Add 5 cups of beef broth to the Instant Pot. Layer all other ingredients except the corn on top.
Close and seal the Instant Pot. Cook on high pressure for 25 minutes, then allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes. Vent to release any remaining pressure, then carefully open the lid and stir well.
Add drained corn and stir again. Add more beef broth, if the soup is too thick. Taste and season with more salt, if needed.
Serve hot with toppings as desired (see Café Tips in the post above).
To make in the oven, preheat oven to 325˚. Combine all ingredients except for the corn in a large soup pot or Dutch oven. Cover and bake for 2½-3 hours or until beef is very tender. Remove from oven and add the corn. Stir well. Add more beef broth, if the soup is too thick. Taste and season with more salt, if needed.
See Café Tips above in post for more detailed instructions, serving suggestions and tips.
To make crispy tortilla strips, preheat oven to 325˚F. Line a sheet pan with foil. Stack 6 corn tortillas. Cut them in half and then cut each half into short, thin strips. Toss the strips on the prepared pan with 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil and ½ teaspoon kosher salt. Bake for 20-25 minutes, stirring every 8 minutes and redistributing in an even layer. Bake until strips are golden brown and nice and crisp. Remove from oven and allow to cool on pan then store in an airtight container.
Instant Pot (or oven) Black Been Beef Tortilla Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Vitamin A 625IU13%
Vitamin C 25.2mg31%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.