We had a produce box that was given to us and we wanted to find a way to use as much of as we could. The box was packed with everything from bok choy and potatoes, to organic North Shore ground beef and organic locally produced bone broth. As we were discussing what we wanted to make from it we were leaning towards some sort of soup so we could use up that bone broth. We ended up settling on a variation of a hamburger & cabbage soup were we used up the bok choy (chinese cabbage) that we were given. The recipe ended up working perfectly in that we didn’t need to run to the store for anything, and we got to use up a few other things we already had sitting around.
The local and fresh ingredients really helped to add extra flavor to this soup. The local ground beef was fresh, as was the bone broth. The bok choy was a neat improvisation on the cabbage, but it ended up a good choice. So much so, that I’ll probably end up substituting it again next time I decide to make this. The soup was good on it’s own, but I really enjoyed kicking it up a notch when I ate a bowl with some red pepper flakes and dash of Tabasco sauce.
Instant Pot Hamburger and Bok Choy Soup
- Instant Pot
- 1 lb Ground Beef
- 3 heads Bok Choy cut into 1" strips.
- 1-2 Carrots diced
- 14.5 oz Diced Tomatoes, canned straight from the can, do not drain
- 3-4 Potatoes diced
- 18 oz Kidney Beans drained
- 14 oz Bone broth
- 4 cups Water
- 2 tbsp Garlic Powder
- 1/2 tsp Paprika
- 2 tsp Sea Salt
- 2 tsp Black Pepper, ground
- In the Instant pot, hot the saute button and brown the ground beef and cook into crumbles (about 8 minutes).
- Add diced carrots and bok choy, and cook until soft (about <10 minutes), stirring occasionally to prevent burning.
- Add in the potatoes, the can of diced tomatoes, and the can of drained kidney beans.
- Add all the spices; salt, pepper, garlic, and paprika
- Add the bone broth and the and water, give it a good stir.
- Put the lid on the Instant Pot and cook on high for 10 minutes. Do a quick release with it finishes.
- Serve immediately. The soup tastes even better the next day!