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Instant Pot Hamburger Barley Soup

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Main Course, Soup
Servings 4

Equipment

  • Instant Pot

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 cup pearl barley
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil diced
  • 1 cup celery diced
  • 1 cup carrots diced
  • 1 cup lentils
  • 3 cups tomato juice
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 2 tomatoes diced
  • 1 tsp italian seasoning
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Turn instant pot to Saute. Cook beef, garlic and onion until browned and no pink remains.
  • Add beef broth and tomato juice. Stir in with sauteed ingredients.
  • Add all remaining ingredients to the pot.
  • Set instant pot to high pressure for 15 min. After time has passed, allow the pressure to release for 10 minutes.
  • Serve with parmesan cheese sprinkled on top.

Notes

If using hulless or hulled barley, increase cooking time to 25-35 minutes and add an additional cup of broth. 
Keyword barley, hamburger, instantpot