Instant Pot Beef And Lentil Soup

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Mildly spiced Beef And Lentil Soup, with ground beef and a light crunch of carrots, celery, turnip and bell peppers. The thick and creamy soup is curry flavoured, a hint of cinnamon and creamed with coconut milk. For serving, this comforting soup is drizzled with optional hot chilli oil and a sprinkling of fresh herbs—an ideal hearty dish for rainy nights at home.

 

beef and lentil soup

 

Beef And Lentil Soup under 30 minutes,

Beef and lentil soup for nights when you crave comfort food and have very little time or energy to make a homemade warm, hearty meal. This soup is probably one of the easiest Instant Pot meals because it requires very little work. You will need thirty minutes from start to finish for the most flavourful full of healthy nutrients, Beefy Lentil Soup.

 

 

health benefits of lentils,

Lentils come in various colours, green, brown, black and red. They look like a tiny bean and grow in pods. Lentils are a good source of protein, fiber, folic acid, potassium and iron. They are also low in calories, only about 116 calories per 100 grams of cooked lentils, and they are low in net carbs, only about 13 grams of net carbs per 100 grams of cooked lentils. By cooking lentils in an Instant Pot, the high-pressure cooking destroys lectins, a protein found in lentils and other beans that some people have trouble digesting.

 

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to summarize,

This Beef And Lentil Soup is hearty enough to serve as a meal and satisfy big appetites, is nutritionally packed, and is super healthy. The best part, you can make this delicious soup any day of the week because it takes less than thirty minutes to make from start to the table. When lentils are cooked in an Instant Pot, you don’t have to soak them overnight before cooking, another reason to use an Instant Pot.

 

beef and lentil soup

 

To serve, I like to top the Beef and Lentil soup with a drizzle of chilli oil and a sprinkle of herbs. Sometimes I add a dollop of sour cream or Greek yogurt. You can also add a slice of  Grain-Free Vegan Low Carb Bread or a Gluten-Free Butter Rolls for extra heartiness.

 

beef and lentil soup

 

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Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 2 medium carrots, diced
  • 2 celery ribs, diced
  • 1 small turnip, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 Tbsp. GF curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp. GF ground cinnamon
  • 2 GF bay leaves
  • Hot chilli pepper flakes to taste (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp. Apple cider vinegar
  • 8 cups water
  • 13. 5 oz. (400 ml.) canned coconut milk
  • 1/2 bunch chopped cilantro
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Optional toppings: chilli oil, chopped cilantro or parsley
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    Instructions

  • Set Instant Pot to sauté. Add olive oil, once heated, add onions and garlic. Cook until the onions start to brown, about 2 - 3 minutes. There is very little oil, so the onions will start to brown quickly
  • Add beef and cook until no longer pink and is starting to brown. Stir in carrots, celery, turnip, bell peppers, curry powder, cinnamon, bay leaves and if using hot chilli pepper flakes
  • Add lentils, apple cider vinegar and water. Cover, select the manual setting and cook on high pressure for 15 minutes. (Do not add salt at this point, or the lentils will absorb the salt, and the broth will need additional salt)
  • Once done cooking, use the quick release function and release the steam. Stir in coconut milk, cilantro and season with salt. Keep the instant pot on a warm setting until ready to serve. 
  • To serve, ladle soup into bowls and top with hot chilli oil and fresh herbs. 


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