AIP Cabbage Soup

This recipe comes to us from Adventures in Partaking, and is one of my favs.

AIP Cabbage Soup

A hearty bowl of soup to get you through your day.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes


  • 1/2 kilo 1 pound of ground beef – grass fed
  • 1 Tbs coconut oil
  • 1 small head of cabbage about 4-5 cups shredded
  • 1 medium white onion about 1 cup – chopped
  • 2 large carrots – chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic – minced
  • 3 T cilantro leaves
  • 1 t ground turmeric
  • 1/2 T dried thyme
  • 3 cups of homemade broth lamb or beef
  • 1/2 t sea salt or more to taste


  1. brown the meat and onion in a large soup pot over a medium heat using the beef fat
  2. when meat is almost brown, add garlic, turmeric and thyme and cook spices for a couple of minutes until aromatic
  3. add in cabbage and salt and cook it down for 5-6 minutes allowing it to absorb some of the fat and flavors already in the pan
  4. add the broth, the carrots and enough water to cover all the ingredient
  5. bring to a boil and simmer at least until carrots are cooked through (20-25 minutes). The flavors blend more the longer you simmer it. I like to simmer for 45 minutes or more.

Instant Pot Option:

  1. Saute the beef and onions
  2. add remaining ingredients
  3. lock lid and cook high pressure for 15 minutes
  4. quick release and soup is served

Recipe Notes

This soup also freezes well and is even better as leftovers the next day. Any leftover or extra vegetables can also be added.