6 Minute Instant Pot Minestroni

July 13, 2017

I love to cook, but with a full time job, I don't have a lot of time in the evenings.  If you're lucky enough to have purchased one during Amazon Prime Day, Instant Pot to the rescue!  If you don't have an Instant Pot you can make this in a regular pot on the stove, but you really should go buy an Instant Pot.
Ingredients
 
  • 1 lb. lean ground beef

  • 1 yellow onion, diced

  • 2 stalks celery, coarsely chopped

  • 2 zucchini, sliced into bite sized chunks

  • 3 cups fresh kale, chopped

  • 1.5 cups chicken stock

  • 5 cups tomato juice

  • 1 28 oz. can diced tomatoes

  • ¾ cup elbow pasta

  • 3 bay leaves

  • 1.5 teaspoon Italian seasoning

  • 1.5 teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

  • 1 can great northern beans, rinsed and drained.

  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained.

  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
     

Directions
 
  • With the pressure cooker's lid off, brown the ground beef on high sauté

  • Place the onion and celery in the cooker and saute until soft, about 5 minutes

  • Press the Keep Warm/Cancel button.

  • Add remaining ingredients, except for beans. Securely lock the lid and set for 6 minutes on manual High

  • Perform a quick release to release the cooker's pressure.

  • Stir in beans and warm through.

  • Add tomato paste to thicken

  • Remove bay leaves before serving.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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