Recipe: Instant Pot Beef-and-Barley Soup with Mushrooms. When we say instant, we mean it. Ready in under an hour, this soup is a filling, hands-free weeknight option. Plus, if you don't have an Instant Pot, you can prepare it with a Dutch oven instead. Potatoes would go great too. - I wound up adding more salt, Worcestershire, and Franks Red Hot than the recipe calls for to taste at the end (not too much more). Instant Pot Adaptation: - Add margarine and onions, saute for 10 mins. - add paprika and the rest of the spices + 1 cup (or more) of broth. Mix for a minute or so. Goulash is perfect for the slow cooker - beef is slow-cooked with Hungarian paprika, carrots, mushrooms, and onion for a flavorful comfort dish.