This Instant Pot Hamburger And Hotdog Soup is one of the most comforting soups around. And, it is so simple, quick, and delicious. The whole family will love it!
Every year when summer comes around, I cannot wait for my first hotdog and hamburger. Nothing says easy-going days and happy times like dogs and burgers.This always amazes me because generally I am not a huge meat eater. Offer me a perfectly cooked steak, and I can take it or leave it.
If you give me the choice between a great quality aged ribeye and a grilled hamburger, I will go for the burger every time. When I was pregnant and lying on the couch with a migraine, I had a strong craving for meat. I dragged myself to the store and bought some burgers and threw them on the grill. Nothing would do but a regular hamburger.
The only reason burgers and dogs are summer staples is because of the appeal of grilling our food outside in beautiful weather. Here it is winter in NYC, — and it’s a doozy this year — and I have been wishing for these comfort foods.
Enter… this Instant Pot Hamburger And Hot Dog Soup. It’s so simple really. And it is so good. No grilling required. I like to use organic dogs and burgers to healthy things up. This recipe is great for both kids and adults. And may I suggest the unconventional soup topping of a big scoop of homemade potato salad…? I’ve also been known to top each bowl with a scoop of guac, seasoned spicy yogurt, homemade rye or sourdough croutons and even a kale slaw that I had leftover in the fridge.
I like to substitute bone broth for traditional stock or broth when I make soup. To learn more about the amazing health benefits of bone broth, you can read my blog post: 5 Reasons You Need To Add Bone Broth To Your Diet.
And here’s a great article on how to make your own bone broth.
For another great winter take on burgers, you should try my Cheeseburger Soup recipe.
Here are some of the amazing ingredients in this Instant Pot Hamburger And Hot Dog Soup:
Beef is good for a lot of ailments. It’s good for edema/swelling in the body, it helps many people with their weak back and knees and, believe it or not, it’s good for that bloated, distended feeling we sometimes get in our stomachs. In the olden days, beef was stewed for hours so that the liquid could be sipped to combat chronic diarrhea. I recommend using grass-fed organic ground beef whenever possible.
Bone broth is filled with bone marrow and essential fatty acids — these things promote optimal brain health. It also contains glycine, which is an amino acid that helps with memory, concentration, stress, and focus. You can make your own bone broth, but you don’t have to anymore. Bone broth is now available in tons of markets. It’s sold in boxes just like chicken or vegetable broth. The glucosamine in bone broth can reduce inflammation and strengthen the bones. It’s also great for your skin, hair, and nails. This is a great thing to use for a quick soup base, or to just sip on during the day. Sometimes I’ll have a hot cup of bone broth first thing in the morning for a quick healing pick me up.
In Chinese medicine, we use tomatoes to aid in digestion and to help detoxify the body. They are also good to combat excess cholesterol, lessen inflammation and curb asthma. Tomatoes can also quench thirst, and they can help fight some kidney infections. This recipe uses both fresh and sun-dried tomatoes.
Onions are great for your immune system; they are a natural antihistamine. Recently, I recommended that a patient with bronchitis put sliced raw onions in her socks when she went to sleep… she woke up so much better. (I know I’ve told you this before, but it really is awesome!) Onion is a superhero in the food world!
- 2 Tbs extra-virgin olive oil
- 3 beef hamburgers (1/3-lb. each), crumbled
- 4 hot dogs (I used nitrate-free, organic turkey dogs), sliced
- 1 med onion, chopped
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 Tbs chili powder
- pinch of cumin
- pinch of dried oregano
- 1 14-oz can diced tomatoes
- 12 oz beef bone broth
- 1 Tbs yellow mustard
- 2 Tbs ketchup
- Optional toppings: cheese, avocado, sauerkraut, potato salad, croutons
- Heat 2 Tbs oil over medium heat in your Instant Pot on the saute setting.
- Add the burgers and onion.
- Season with salt and pepper and stir, 5-min.
- Stir in the dogs and all of the remaining ingredients (except the toppings).
- Taste and season with more salt and pepper if necessary.
- Set your Instant Pot to the pressure cook setting.
- Pressure cook for 8 minutes.
- Ladle into bowls and top with whatever makes you happy.