Bison Tortilla Soup in the Instant Pot: Hearty, flavor-filled, meaty, beany soup gets made easily in the Instant Pot. Fling lots of chopped cilantro, cheese and tortilla chips on top for fun!
Did you take your Instant Pot  out of its box yet? Are you still afraid of it? Don’t worry, it’s easy. This recipe will take you through its paces. A friend wasn’t using her IP and gave it to me (sans box or booklet), and when I got it home, I just looked at it and said, “You are not that hard! I can conquer you!” Don’t we all talk to our appliances?
Let’s make some Tortilla Soup for dinner tonight, and instead of my usual ground turkey or beef, let’s use ground bison (buffalo meat), so it’s Bison Soup.
We’ll saute the onion and bison in the pot first, then add the beans, tomatoes, herbs and spices, and set it to pressure cook while we go and check email. We’ll come back to a steaming pot of delicious, hearty bison soup.
And for the final flourish, we’ll fling fresh cilantro, shredded cheese and some tortilla chips on top, because it’s the law. Right? Or at least it’s the law in Southern California.
Questions and answers about Bison Soup
What if I don’t have an Instant Pot?
Make this in your soup pot on top of the stove, as usual. (If you want to get an Instant Pot, the 6-quart DUO  is what I have and it seems fine!)
What if I can’t get bison?
You may absolutely substitute ground beef, ground chicken or ground turkey for the bison, if you can’t find bison.
Why should I use bison?
Bison, aka buffalo meat, is lower in fat, calories and cholesterol than beef. It has a slightly lighter flavor, and is more likely to be grass-fed than beef. It’s a great source of lean protein.
All right…let’s make Bison Tortilla Soup for dinner!
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