Beef Veg Soup And Buckskin Bread #InstantPot

‘Member when I bought that ribeye roast and cut the bones out and sliced the meat into steaks? Well, I did that. And I froze the bones for just such an occasion as this.

Unusually for me, this is all fresh stuff. No, I tell a lie: the mushrooms were left over from something else.

This soup contains:

  • olive oil
  • onion
  • garlic
  • carrots
  • celery
  • potatoes
  • chopped cabbage
  • water
  • beef bouillon
  • beef bone
  • red wine
  • salt, pepper
  • Penzeys Bavarian Style Seasoning
  • (later) mushrooms, frozen peas

In the Instant Pot, on Saute, heat the olive oil. Cook the onion and garlic until fragrant, a few minutes. Add the celery and carrots and cook another few minutes. Add the water/bouillon or beef stock. Add the beef bone, with meat on it, if possible. Add the rest of the ingredients. I added the mushrooms and frozen peas later because I just did.

Cancel Saute and turn on Slow Cook, setting the time for 8 hours on Low. Don’t put the sealing lid on; cover the Instant Pot with a saucepan lid. If you have to use the sealing lid, set the stop-cock to Vent.

A couple of hours before it’s done, take the beef bone out, let it cool, pull the meat off, and add the meat to the pot.

This was SO GOOD!

The bread sticking out of the bowl is Buckskin Bread. You can find the recipe on my Alligator Sandwiches recipe page, but I’ll give you the recipe here, too:


  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1 cup water

Mix. Pat into a buttered pie pan with dampened hands (your hands, I mean, not the pie pan’s). Bake at 425F for about 20 minutes. Cool slightly in pan; remove onto a rack to finish cooling.

A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Write about a bone.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Beef Veg Soup And Buckskin Bread #InstantPot

    • Author

      Marian Allen

      February 23, 2021 at 11:39am

      Yeah, for this recipe, you could totally use a slow cooker or just a stew pot on low simmer. That’s basically how I used the Instant Pot in this case.

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  1. Dan Antion

    February 23, 2021 at 1:40pm

    I’m a little slow today. I was wondering how you were making beef soup either Vegetarian or vegan. It sunk in after a few seconds. Looks delicious.

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      Marian Allen

      February 23, 2021 at 1:46pm

      Yeah, I fell off the turnip wagon a while back. But this would be a delicious soup without the beef bone and with veg bouillon. This was full of beefy goodness, though.

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  2. Laurie

    February 23, 2021 at 2:08pm

    Hmmm…now the wheels are turning in my head. Write about a BONE!?!?

    Oh, and soup and bread both sound delicious. Thanks for sharing.

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      Marian Allen

      February 23, 2021 at 4:05pm

      Yeah, a bone. Human, animal, dinosaur, in soup, sticking out of the dirt, broken….

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  3. acflory

    February 23, 2021 at 5:09pm

    No instant pot here either, but I’ll keep this recipe for when the weather gets cold again. It looks delicious.

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