When we started GAPS, I knew I’d have to adapt some of our favorite recipes and come up with some new ones. As I was thinking through our usual soup recipes, I remembered this Instant Pot meatball soup. There wasn’t much to adapt as it already was full of nutrition and broth and our family loves it. Needless to say, it became our go-to recipe during GAPS. (Read the this post on what GAPS is and who can benefit from it.)
Instant Pot Meatball Soup Ingredients:
This recipe makes enough for our family for two meals, which I love. Tonight’s supper is tomorrow’s lunch.
- 3 lbs grass fed beef
- 6 large garlic cloves, chopped
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 zucchini shredded
- 1 TBS oregano
- 1 TBS basil
- 2 tsp salt
- 1 egg
- 2 TBS butter
- 2 lbs tomatoes (about 17 cherry tomatoes) blended
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1 TBS chili powder
- 1 TBS garlic
- 1 tsp salt
Instant Pot Meatball Soup Directions:
- Turn Instant Pot on “saute” setting on normal. Add butter, blended tomatoes, broth, chili powder, garlic and 1 tsp salt. Let simmer and thicken while you make the meatballs.
- In a bowl, combine meat, garlic cloves, onion, zucchini, oregano, basil, salt and egg. Mix well and form into 2 inch size balls. Place into Instant Pot starting with a single layer then layering on top if necessary.
- Turn Instant Pot off. Secure lid and make sure valve is set to “steam”. Press “manual” and adjust timer to 10 minutes. Once finished, allow pressure to naturally release for 5 minutes then quick release the rest of the pressure.
- Serve with sauerkraut and sour cream.
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Here’s a tip for you as well. The “soup” part (or liquid) is extremely healthy because of all the broth. But if you’re not much of one for soup you can just eat these at meatballs. They will soak up some of the broth and you will still get some of the nutrition from it as well as all the nutrition from the beef and herbs.
I hope you enjoy this nourishing soup as much as we do. And if it becomes a family favorite, then eat up, knowing how healthy it is!
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