Diet is such an important part of being healthy. And yet, it’s incredible to see how many people have become accustomed to quick and unhealthy convenience foods and rarely cook from scratch. Too many people rely on frozen dinners, fast foods and boxed meals that have large amounts of chemical additives and preservatives, and far too few nutrients that support the health of the body.
You may have experienced this with the clients that you work with. Compliance with a new way of eating can be a struggle. Having to get used to doing more “from scratch” cooking can seem daunting for those who aren’t used to it. And we definitely don’t want to add to their stress! This is why it is so important for you to have some great tools and information that can help your clients to transition more easily into a healthier way of eating!
Cooking from scratch does not need to be difficult and it doesn’t need to take a lot of time! Simple dishes can be prepared quickly with minimal muss or fuss…and less time in the kitchen. There are two tools that we recommend that can help your clients spend less time in the kitchen, but that allow them to make nutrient rich, delicious foods that will help to support their body while it’s healing.
Those two tools are slow cookers and electric pressure cookers, such as the popular Instant Pot. These two kitchen tools, along with some simple recipes for each of them can be game changers for your clients!
This Instant Pot Ground Beef and Potato recipe is made for the Instant Pot pressure cooker. Pressure cookers such as this one can cook food more quickly and can make meat very tender. One other great benefits is that you can cook food that is frozen! If you forget to take the chicken out for your dinner, you can pop it into your Instant Pot and still have a hot, tasty meal in 30-40 minutes without having to wait for your meat to thaw. And many electric pressure cookers have multiple functions, so you can do even more with them, which makes it even better!
This ground beef and potato soup is very simple to fix. But the taste is amazing, and it’s done in a relatively short amount of time. If you haven’t worked with a electric pressure cooker, do be aware that the cooking time for electric pressure cooker recipes does not include the time it takes for the appliance to pressurize and to release pressure after cooking. That can easily add 30 minutes…but it’s hands free time.
What is great about this recipe is that it is very adaptable. It’s easy to substitute sweet potato or cauliflower for the potato and ghee for the butter, for those who are not eating dairy or who are eating paleo.
By the way, this recipe is printable, so you can print out copies for your clients…or yourself!
Instant Pot Ground Beef and Potato Soup
This soup is simple, tasty and versatile. It's easy to adapt this for different food intolerances and dietary preferences.
- 1 lb ground beef grass fed preferred
- 1 cup onion chopped
- 3 carrots sliced
- 2 stalks celery chopped
- 1 1/2 cups red potatoes, sweet potato or cauliflower diced
- 1/2 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1 tbsp butter or ghee
- 4 cup broth bone, beef or vegetable
Turn your Instant Pot to saute.
Add the butter/ghee, onion and ground beef.
Saute until the beef has browned and the onions are translucent.
Hit the cancel/keep warm button.
Add the broth, vegetables and seasonings.
Put on lid, make sure the steam valve is closed.
Press the soup button and set for 10 minutes.
When done, either allow to naturally release or quick release after 5 minutes.