Vegetable Beef Soup with Cabbage

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 238kcal


    • 1.5 lbs stew beef
    • 3 tbsp olive oil
    • 2 cups cabbage chopped
    • 1 tbsp tomato paste
    • 1 red bell pepper
    • 1 scallion (green onions)
    • 2 garlic cloves
    • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
    • 1 tsp bouillon powder
    • 1 tsp thyme
    • 1 tsp ground crayfish substitute with 1 tbsp coconut aminos
    • 1 tsp salt to taste
  • 2 cups meat stock
  • 2 cups water
  • pinch of black pepper for browning the meat
  • pinch of salt for browning the meat


    • Chop the cabbage, scallions, garlic and bell pepper.
    • 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 scallions and garlic and stir till softened.
  • Add the red bell pepper, tomato paste, and all the spices.
  • 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 cabbage and simmer for 5 – 10 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.


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