Vegetable Beef Soup with Cabbage
Vegetable beef soup with cabbage is a low carb, keto-friendly, hearty meal loaded with beef and vegetables that will keep you warm and satisfied!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr 5 mins
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
- 1.5 lbs stew beef
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 2 cups cabbage chopped
- 1 tbsp tomato paste
- 1 red bell pepper
- 1 scallion
- 2 garlic cloves
- ½ tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 tsp bouillon powder
- 1 tsp thyme
- 1 tsp ground crayfish, substitute with coconut aminos
- 1 tsp salt to taste
- pinch of black pepper for browning the meat
- pinch of salt for browning the meat
- 2 cups meat stock
- 2 cups water
Chop the cabbage, scallions, garlic and bell pepper.
Separate the scallion bulb from the leaves.
Cut the beef into chunks if not already cut.
Turn on the instant pot and switch to Saute mode.
Add the olive oil, then add the beef.
Add a pinch of salt and black pepper and stir the beef till it is browned.
Add the scallion bulb and garlic and stir till softened.
Add the bell pepper, tomato paste, cayenne pepper, bouillon powder, thyme, and salt.
Pour in 2 cups of meat stock, and 2 cups of water.
Press the manual mode on the Instant pot and set it to 45 minutes.
After the instant pot counts down, do a quick release.
Add more salt and spices if you desire.
Add the scallion leaves and cabbage and cover the instant pot for 5 - 10 more minutes.
Serve and enjoy!
This has 6 servings and 2 net carbs per serving.
- Brown the beef in batches if you have a smaller instant pot.
- Always leave the instant pot lid OFF when using the saute function.
- It will take 10 minutes for the instant pot to come to pressure when using the manual mode.
- Use a wooden spoon to switch the vent to the venting position for the quick release. Be careful not to get burned!
- If you want a slightly crunchier cabbage, only leave it for 5 minutes in the end.
- You can substitute the ground crayfish with coconut aminos for umami flavor.
Calories: 238kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 181mg | Potassium: 495mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 765IU | Vitamin C: 35.4mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 2.6mg