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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
Course: Soups & Stews
Cuisine: African
Keyword: vegetable beef soup with cabbage
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
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp bouillon powder
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp ground crayfish optional
  • 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.


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