Warming and nutritious, this beef & kale soup in the Instant Pot is a winner in my kitchen! The savory ingredients pared with the sweetness of coconut milk is delicious. And there’s a touch of chili powder for an extra kick. It can fit into paleo, GAPS, keto, and Whole30 diets, too!
Time for all the soups!
As soon as the weather starts cooling off in the fall, I’m ready for all the soups. Now granted, down here in the south my family may not agree on that, but I don’t care. If it’s below 70F – out come the soups!
Admittedly, my relationship with soup hasn’t always been wonderful. But the GAPS diet forever instilled in my gut the goodness of soup.
‘Cause soup is good for your gut. All that broth nourishes and heals! A good, homemade broth, whether it’s from beef, chicken, fish, or veggies, contains copious amounts of minerals and vitamins. All of these nutrients help boost your immune system and heal things like allergies and asthma. It can also help reduce inflammation, soothing arthritis.
A new favorite.
This beef & kale soup in the Instant Pot is my family’s absolute favorite soup. To be honest, it came out of a day where I’d forgotten to meal plan and thus was running around frazzled, throwing things into the Instant Pot.
And to be even more honest, a lot of days are like that. Life, yo.
I wasn’t holding my breath for compliments, but once the soup hit their tongues, everyone was asking me to save seconds for them! I call that a #momwin. 😉
A few delicious soups.
I love serving soups to my family as a healthy way to nourish them! Though this beef & kale soup in the Instant Pot is one of our absolute favorite, here a few more soups we enjoy:
- Quick & Easy Veggie Lentil Soup
- Cheesy Chicken & Broccoli Soup in the Instant Pot
- Creamy Roasted Red Pepper, Sausage & Cauliflower Soup
- Quick & Easy Potato Soup in the Instant Pot
- Creamy Squash & Apple Soup
- Cheesy Bacon & Lentil Stew
- Chicken & Sweet Potato Chipotle Chili
Beef & Kale Soup in the Instant Pot
This soup has a couple optional ingredients you can leave out according to your dietary needs. I stirred in a little tapioca starch to thicken it. This is not GAPS-friendly and can totally be left out, if you need. I also love to add in a lightly whisked fresh egg from my backyard chickens. Of course, if you can’t do eggs, you can leave that out, as well. With or without those two ingredients the soup will still be delicious.
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Beef & Kale Soup in the Instant Pot
Free from grain, gluten, dairy, and sugar, with egg-free option.
- 1 pound organic/grass-fed ground beef
- 2-3 cups chopped organic kale (fresh or frozen)
- 1 onion, diced
- 3-4 tablespoons minced garlic
- 2 quarts chicken, beef, or veggie broth
- 2 tablespoons tapioca starch (optional, leave out for GAPS)
- 1/2 cup coconut milk (I use my homemade coconut milk)
- 1 fresh/organic egg, beaten (optional)
- 1/8 teaspoon chili powder
Add the ground beef, onion, garlic, and broth to the Instant Pot. Stir around a little to break up the beef. Put on the lid, seal the vent, and press ‘manual.’ Push the ‘+/-‘ button to set the IP for 8 minutes.
When the Instant Pot is done, quick release the pressure.
In a small bowl/liquid measuring cup, whisk the tapioca starch into the coconut milk. Stir into the soup. If you’re not using the tapioca starch, just stir in the coconut milk.
Add remaining ingredients and serve.