Instant Pot Creamy Beef Taco Soup

Boil or grill.. Learn the healthy way to cook meat:
Cooking meat properly kills harmful bacteria such as salmonella and E. coli, which can cause food poisoning that leads to illness or even death. However, cooking meat can reduce its antioxidant capacity, depending on how and for how long it is cooked. Nutrients can also be lost. During the cooking process, heating meat to high temperatures for long periods can lead to the formation of harmful compounds that may increase the risk of disease.

Roasting and baking:
The term roasting usually refers to cooking meat in a large dish called a roasting pan. This can also be done using the rotisserie oven. This technique is usually reserved for cooking large cuts of meat or whole animals, such as chicken or turkey.

Roasting and baking temperatures range from 149-218°C and cooking time may vary from 30 minutes to an hour or more, depending on the type and cut of meat. In general, roasting and baking are healthy forms of cooking that result in minimal loss of vitamin C. However, during long cooking times at high temperatures, up to 40% of the B vitamins may be lost in the juices that drip from the meat.

Grilling and poaching:
Grilling and poaching are very similar methods of dry heat and high temperature cooking. Grilling involves cooking with a heat source directly below your food, such as an open grill or barbecue. Grilling temperatures typically range from (190-232°C).

In grilling, the heat source comes from above, like a broiler in an oven, grilling takes place at very high temperatures, usually between (260-288°C), and grilling is very popular because it imparts delicious flavor to meat, especially steaks and burgers, often This cooking method often produces chemicals that may be harmful.

When meat is grilled at high temperatures, the fat melts and drips onto the grill or cooking surface. This results in toxic compounds called polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) that can leach up and leach into meat. PAHs have been linked to several types of cancer, including breast and pancreatic cancer.

What is the healthiest way to cook meat?
From a health standpoint, the best ways to cook meat are slow cooking and pressure cooking. However, all methods of cooking meat have advantages and disadvantages, and some of the most popular types, including grilling and deep frying, are of concern due to the high levels of toxic byproducts that produce it.

Parboiling and other forms of moist heat cooking at lower temperatures produce fewer of these compounds, but can lead to loss of vitamins.

2 lb ground beef
1 small onion, diced
1 bell pepper, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
24 oz beef broth
28 oz diced tomatoes (crushed tomatoes are fine too)
Double recipe of Seeking Good Eats Copycat Taco Seasoning or 2 store-bought taco seasoning packets
4 oz salsa
4 oz cream cheese, softened
1 cup heavy cream
2 cup cheddar cheese
Saute ground beef, onion, and bell pepper over medium heat until meat is done.
Add garlic cloves, beef broth, tomatoes, salsa, and taco seasoning. Set pot to High pressure, 2 minutes. Once the cooking cycle is complete, allow pressure to release naturally.
Slowly add softened cream cheese, heavy cream, and cheddar cheese to the pot. Stir until cheeses are melted and soup is blended.
Serve and garnish with your favorite taco toppings.