Creamy Hamburger Soup with tomatoes

Creamy Hamburger Soup (Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free)

  • Author: MamaShire
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Instant Pot


This creamy hamburger soup is perfect for a simple weeknight dinner. With directions for Instant Pot, slow cooker, or stovetop.



1 lb. lean ground beef
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
3 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 ½ cups water
1 14.5 oz can petite diced tomatoes*
1 14.25 oz can cream style sweet corn*
1 can coconut milk, stirred*
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper


To make in an Instant Pot:

Select the saute setting and heat the 2 tablespoons of olive or avocado oil for a minute or two and then add the pound of lean ground beef and chop it while it browns with a large spatula or wooden spoon.

Add in the chopped onions and cook for 3-5 minutes until the onions just start to look translucent.

Add the three peeled and diced potatoes and one and a half cups of water. Secure the lid on the pot and select the manual setting and set for 6 minutes. When the cooking time is done do a quick release and press stop.

Pour into the pot the diced tomatoes, creamed corn, whisked coconut milk, and the seasonings.

Press the saute button again and cook for 8-10 minutes stirring frequently. Season with additional salt and pepper if desired.

To make in a slow cooker:

In a large skillet heat the oil and then add the lean ground beef and onions in a skillet. Cook until browned, chopping frequently. Add the beef and onions to the slow cooker with the potatoes, tomatoes, creamed corn, water, salt, and pepper. Cook on low for 8-10 hours. The last 20 minutes of cooking add in the whisked coconut milk.

Cook on the stovetop:

In a Dutch oven or large pot heat the oil and fry the lean ground beef and onions until browned. Add in the potatoes and water. Heat over medium-high heat for 15-20 minutes until the potatoes are tender. Add in the creamed corn, tomatoes, salt, pepper, and the whisked coconut milk. Simmer for 10 minutes or until thoroughly heated through.


*make sure the canned foods are labeled gluten-free. I used Red Gold tomatoes, Walmart Brand creamed corn, and Thai Kitchen’s coconut milk. All are labeld gluten-free.

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