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Green bean soup with beef

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Green bean soup with beef is rich and tasty keto stew. Beef and green beans in healthy low carb family friendly soup recipe. This is keto recipe for a large family!

My son is a picky eater and I have a lot of challenges with planning our family friendly keto meals. I need to think about all my family members and cook something to cover all our needs with the same low carb cooked meal.

Few days ago my husband asked me to cook something to eat with a spoon, with veggies. Some keto or low carb soup or stew. I was so happy to hear this idea. Always during the spring we have that vegetable soup craving. It’s probably the way how our nature is functioning. During the winter we crave for bacon and fatty meat parts, goulash and similar. When spring days come, vegetable time and spring cleaning start! 

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Spring time food with veggies

So I was thinking of keto soup with veggies. However, I’m busy working mom, I don’t have time to cook few meals on the same day. One meal has to nourish our whole family. This green bean soup recipe with beef is a wonderful creation! This is keto meal to make ahead, to cook for the whole week and store in the fridge or even freeze. This is one of these meals that are even better when you reheat them or eat on another day.

I really enjoy making keto and nourishing recipes for family. In this keto soup with green beans and beef there are other veggies like capsicum, little onion and carrot and crushed tomatoes.

It’s loaded with vegetables and meat and so tasty so even your little ones will love it.

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FRYING ONION is so important step in preparing this type of soups and stews. My advice is to always start with caramelizing onion on olive oil or lard until it’s translucent and golden brown. That will give deep and rich flavor.


I was cooking this green bean soup in instant pot. I fried onion and browned meat, add other ingredients and cooked everything together in instant pot for 45 minutes.

Of course you can cook classical way. In that case cook covered until meat is softened and after that add green beans and cook for 20 to 30 minutes more.

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This green bean stew with beef could be served alone or with a slice of keto bread. Here are my recipes for keto bread you could pair with this recipe for green bean soup.

Keto coconut bread

Cheesy keto bread with zucchini

90 second keto bread

Keto scones with ham

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Green bean soup with beef

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Green bean soup with beef is rich and tasty keto stew. Beef and green beans in healthy low carb family friendly soup recipe. This is keto recipe for a large family!

Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • Olive oil or lard 2 TBS
  • 1 medium onion chopped 110 g/3.9 oz
  • 1 carrot cut in small cubes 70 g/2.5 oz
  • 1 red pepper/capsicum 50 g/1.7 oz
  • Beef meat cut in small cubes 900 g/32 oz
  • Green beans 1000 g/35 oz
  • Crushed tomatoes 1 cup/200 ml
  • Water 5 cups/1000 ml
  • Salt 2 tsp or more to taste
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • Ground paprika 1 TBS
  • Powdered garlic 2 tsp
  • Turmeric 1 tsp
  • Dried basil 1/2 TBS
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Crushed chili to taste (optional)
  • Sour cream for serving (optional)


  1. For this recipe use large cooking pot or instant pot.
  2. Fry onion with occasional stirring on a hot lard or olive oil until translucent and golden brown.
  3. Add meat and continue stirring until meat is browned.
  4. Add carrot and pepper/capsicum cut in small cubes and stir for 5 minutes.
  5. After few minutes add green beans cut in small pieces, crushed tomato, water and spices.
  6. Stir everything and cook in instant pot/pressure pot on high pressure for 30 - 45 minutes.
  7. If cooking on the stove cook covered for 1 hour or until meat is cooked with occasional stirring.
  8. When cooked, serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

2 cups

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 294Total Fat: 16gCarbohydrates: 9.9gNet Carbohydrates: 6.04gFiber: 3.86gProtein: 25g

This is for your information only, please calculate your own macros with ingredients you use.

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  • Reply
    December 3, 2020 at 7:03 pm

    Hi I was wondering what kind of beef to use it does not say

    • Reply
      Family On Keto
      December 3, 2020 at 7:31 pm

      Hi, you can use any lean beef meat for this soup.

  • Reply
    Mira Longobardo
    November 19, 2020 at 2:11 am

    Hi! Great recipe! Thank you ๐Ÿ˜‹ It was perfect for this cold blustery day.

    • Reply
      Family On Keto
      November 22, 2020 at 9:03 am

      Dear Mira, thank you so much for your comment! I’m so glad you liked it! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Jay Tuggle
    May 28, 2020 at 4:10 am

    What kind of meat do you use for stove top prep thatโ€™s ready in just an hour ? Any roast or stew meat iโ€™ve cooked needs hours to be tender. The recipe just says โ€œbeefโ€.

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      Family On Keto
      May 28, 2020 at 7:21 pm

      Hi Jay, I was definitely not very precise. I usually cook in my pressure pot so it takes 45 minutes. I actually wrote cook covered for 1 hour or until meat is cooked. Probably it will be cooked in 1 hour only if it’s very fresh or tenderized, normally it will take longer. To tenderize the meat I use this technique before cooking, I hope it could be helpful to you. https://familyonketo.com/how-to-tenderize-meat/

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    Susan Andrews
    April 17, 2020 at 11:54 pm

    Super simple and super yum! Thanks!

    • Reply
      Family On Keto
      April 20, 2020 at 5:46 pm

      Thank zou Susan! I really appreciate your comment! ๐Ÿ™‚

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