This Keto Southwestern Pork Steak Soup is the perfect meal to warm you up on a cold day! The soup has layers of flavor, a subtle kick with lots of zing, plus creaminess from the sour cream and avocado. To top it off, it’s finished with cilantro, to add freshness. We couldn’t get enough of this soup, and thinking about the recipe now, makes me eager to make it again! I hope you make this soon and enjoy it with your loved ones. I fed it to my husband directly after he shoveled snow and he loved how comforting, creamy, and rich it was.
I almost wish I had this soup to wake up to this morning! Last night, our heater stopped working, and we woke up shivering to about 50 degree F temperatures in our house (10 degrees C). Although it was beyond cold, I swear it made me sleep even better! Also, my nose wasn’t dry or stuffy, which is an ongoing problem for me. Apparently, I ended up with close to 9 hours of sleep last night, just due to it being colder! (I track my sleep using this Garmin watch: https://amzn.to/2TeF3ls).
Based on some quick google reading, apparently there are all kinds of benefits to sleeping in the cold. We’ll probably make this change – and stick closer to 65 degrees F, (18 degrees C), while sleeping each night. Since sleep is such a critical part of health, do you have any sleeping tips to share? So far, I tend to try to follow these rules to ensure I gain quality sleep:
Sleeping Tips & Tricks:
1. Go to sleep at 10 pm.
2. Stop looking at devices / phone, TV, around 9 pm each night.
3. Latest Trick – sleep in much colder temperatures than normal! (We are going to program our thermostat!)
4. As a personal choice, I also do not eat dinner, so I am not bogged down at night, and find that I tend to sleep better.
5. Obvious trick: exercise at some point during the day.
6. Possibly shocking – but use mouth tape! (For instance, you can find some here – https://amzn.to/2NzJuHw).This is to ensure you breathe from your nose and not your mouth.
I would love to hear your tricks, if you have any as well! Please feel free to share in the comments below!
Keto Southwestern Pork Steak Soup
- 2 large Pork Butt Steaks *Cooked via Instant Pot
- 3 tbsp Unsalted Butter
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 cup Yellow Onions, Diced
- 1/2 cup Frozen Red Bell Peppers
- 2 cups Chicken Bone Broth
- 1 cup Beef Bone Broth
- 1/2 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
- 2 tbsp Tomato Paste
- 1.5 tsp Pink Salt
- 1 tsp Black Pepper
- 2 tsp Minced Garlic
- 1 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1.5 tsp Chili Powder
- 1 tsp Cumin
- 1/2 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
- 1 tsp Paprika
- 1/4 cup Fresh Cilantro, Chopped
- 1 medium Avocado, Sliced
- 1 tbsp Sour Cream
- I recommend cooking your pork steak in an instant pot! You'll love the tenderness of the meat in the soup. It's well worth the extra step.
- Season your pork with all salt/pepper listed in the ingredients list. Pour 1 cup of beef bone broth in the instant pot. Place pork steaks on your trivet in your instant pot.
- Set your instant pot to pressure cook on High, per the meat setting, for 6 minutes. (This should get your meat to a temperature of 145 degrees F, 63 degrees C.)
- Allow for 10 minutes of natural release, then manually release remaining steam. Once meat is cooled, cut into bite-size pieces. (Reserve your bone broth for the soup.)
Dutch Oven - Soup:
- In a 5.5 quart dutch oven, add your butter and olive oil over Medium heat. Add your diced yellow onion and frozen red bell peppers. Stir occasionally, until vegetables are tender.
- Add your bite-size pieces of steak to your dutch oven. Add all of your spices: minced garlic, garlic powder, chili powder, cumin, red pepper, and paprika. Next, add your tomato paste.
- Finally, add all of your liquids: beef bone broth from instant pot, chicken bone broth, and heavy whipping cream. Stir together.
- Reduce heat to medium-low. Cover dutch oven with lid and simmer for 30 minutes.
- After 30 minutes has passed, uncover the dutch oven and stir soup. Simmer for another 30 minutes, uncovered, stirring occasionally.
- Serve immediately with chopped cilantro, avocado slices, and sour cream.