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Spicy Cabbage Beef Soup (Instant Pot)

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This instant pot spicy cabbage beef soup is perfect for cold winter days. It’s so easy, it practically cooks itself!

I was thinking back to when I made my chicken cabbage “noodle” soup and decided to whip up a nice hearty beef soup recipe.

cabbage tomato soup with hamburger
tender cabbage and hamburger beef soup


  • lean ground beef
  • chopped cabbage
  • diced tomatoes and chiles
  • taco seasoning
  • mushrooms and/or celery (chopped) optional
  • veggie or beef broth (optional)

How do I cook cabbage soup with beef in the pressure cooker/Instant Pot/Foodie?

To begin, sauté ground beef until browned. 

Next, add your taco seasoning and sliced mushrooms (optional).

Top with cabbage, then two cans of diced tomatoes (I like to use diced tomatoes and chiles). 

Voila! Beefy cabbage soup!

hamburger cabbage soup ingredients for low carb
cabbage, tomatoes, taco seasoning, and mushrooms

How do I make cabbage soup low carb/keto?

The spicy cabbage beef soup is low in carbs because we’re not using noodles. Instead, we are using more veggies that are low in carbohydrates.

And, it’s healthier because lean ground hamburger beef does not have any carbs.

mushrooms cabbage soup with tomatoes
juicy and hearty

What vegetables can I add to cabbage and beef soup?

I like to add mushrooms (very low in carbs) and tomatoes to my cabbage and beef soup, but you may prefer to add other fresh or canned veggies to your hamburger cabbage stew.

Some other veggies to include in your soup: 

  • Carrots (higher in carbs, so be careful) 
  • Green beans
  • Radishes 
  • Cauliflower
  • Onions
instant pot cabbage soup with ground beef
easy to make beef and cabbage stew right in the pressure cooker

How do I season spicy cabbage hamburger soup?

I like to use my favorite low-carb taco seasoning, but you can also use:

What can I substitute if I don’t have ground beef?

If you don’t have hamburger meat, use any of these substitutes:

keto cabbage soup in instant pot
look at those tomatoes

Can I freeze hamburger cabbage soup?

If placed in an airtight freezer bag, this soup should keep in the freezer for up to three months. 

To thaw, place overnight in the refrigerator. 

Then, simply warm on the stove top when you’re ready to eat.

spicy hamburger cabbage soup

Spicy Cabbage Beef Soup

This low carb cabbage beef soup is so easy and delicious. Make it right in the instant pot with taco seasoning. Yum!
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Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 5
Calories: 284kcal
Author: Amber @ Low Carb Quick


  • 1 lb ground beef lean
  • 3 cups cabbage chopped
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes and chiles 14.5 oz each
  • 1 pkg taco seasoning
  • ½ cup mushrooms (chopped) optional


  • on sauté, brown ground beef
  • add cabbage, tomatoes/chiles, taco seasoning
  • Cook on high pressure for 1 minute. Release (vent).



Serving: 1g | Calories: 284kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 650mg | Potassium: 656mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 890IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 4mg

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