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Caldo de Res in Instant Pot

Hearty, meaty and just simply delicious Caldo de Res in Instant Pot will warm your body and soul. Mexican beef soup ( SOPA DE RES) in your pressure cooker!

overhead shot of bowl of soup with corn, beef and more

Instant Pot is perfect for all kind of soups you could ever think of, its so easy to just dump all the ingredients into one pot, push start and enjoy your dinner in less then an hour!

Also try Caldo de Res recipe for the stove! Super easy and very delicious. Oh, and i also have Caldo de Pollo recipe on my blog. You can tell i just love soups!

Caldo de res instapot overhead shot, soup with beef, corn

My kids love its meaty flavor and I love how easy is it to make it now, in pressure cooker. No more 4 hour soup cooking sessions here! Caldo de Res in Instant pot is a delicious soup that will not disappoint you! Try it! 🙂

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Caldo de Res in Instant Pot

Hearty, meaty and just simply delicious Caldo de Res in Instant Pot will warm your body and soul. Mexican beef soup in your pressure cooker!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 171kcal


  • 2 lb beef shanks
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 chayote
  • 2 zucchinis
  • 1/2 medium cabbage cut into chunks
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 potatoes
  • 2 carrots cut into big chunks
  • 3 corn cut into 3 pieces each
  • 1 tomato
  • salt and pepper
  • lime
  • cilantro


  • Wash beef shanks and place into your instant pot. Add sliced onions and bay leaf. add 8-10 cups of water. Lock the lid and put IP to high pressure for 40 minutes. Nature release to avoid foam splashing.
  • Open lid and add chopped potatoes, sliced chayote and zucchinis, carrots, corn, cabbage and sliced tomatoes. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Lock the lid and push high pressure setting for 4 minutes. Quick release.
  • Serve with chopped cilantro and quartered lime.


Calories: 171kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 76mg | Potassium: 933mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 56.6% | Vitamin C: 52.6% | Calcium: 7.9% | Iron: 26.4%

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  1. Will this recipe work in a 6 quart Instant Pot?

  2. For the truest Mexican experience eat this on the hottest day of the year. I also made a few changes 2 kilos of meat, brown it first, cut the cook time down to 25 minutes, removed the bones, then did the 5 minutes for the vegetables.

  3. What size instant pot?

  4. You had me at Mexican beef soup… and then again at instant pot. Can’t wait to try this out in my new, favorite kitchen appliance!

  5. I love how the instant pot makes such quick work of a meal! With only four steps to finish this soup off, it’s done in no time and with so much flavor!

  6. I’ve never had this soup before and it sounds just awesome! I also love that this recipe has the ease of an Instant Pot recipe!

  7. This soup looks so delicious, very similar to a dish my abuela used to make for me when I was little.

  8. I’ve never heard of this soup, but I love the wonderful flavor combination. And it looks incredibly simple to make

  9. I can’t get enough of soup, are you the same way? I have been meaning to make Caldo for a while so I just saved this for later. Thanks for sharing!

  10. A classical soup prepared so easily in an instant pot, what more does one want! Looks fantastic and so very comforting. 🙂

  11. I’ve never had this soup before. It sounds so warm and comforting. We just got an instant pot last month and we’re loving it! I love the pieces of corn that are in this soup.

  12. I love all of the fresh flavors that went into this and the presentation is gorgeous!

  13. Really pretty photos…and this soup looks fantastic!

  14. This sounds delicious and flavorful! I’m sure it would work on the stovetop, too, I will have to try it!

  15. I’ve never heard of this soup before but it sounds juuuuuust delicious. I’m always on the look out for beef soups so I’m bookmarking this!

  16. This soup looks amazing and the flavors sound so delicious! I’m not on the instant pot craze yet, but would definitely work in a Dutch oven.

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