Buffalo Berry Good Soup

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is an authentic Native Canadian recipe. You can make the soup in advance but then remove the cooked berries and add fresh ones just before serving.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 lbs buffalo steaks, cut into 3/4 inch cubes
  • 3 tablespoons bacon drippings or 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 4 14 cups beef stock
  • 1 cup green onion, chopped
  • 1 cup blackberry (use blueberries,or saskatoons if they are more readily available)
  • 3 teaspoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 teaspoons pepper
  • 3 teaspoons flour


  1. Heat the bacon drippings (veggie oil) in a heavy saucepan and brown the buffalo meat.
  2. Add stock, green onions, berries, salt, pepper& honey, Simmer for 1 hour or until the meat is tender.
  3. Mix flour with six tbsp of the soup& add it to the soup to thicken the soup slightly.


Most Helpful

This was so interesting I had to try it. My husband really loved it. I was wary of the pepper, but he thought the berry sweetness balanced it out perfectly. I used blueberries.

yogiclarebear August 25, 2009

Ummmm, this soup is fabulous...I never would have thought to use berries in soup. I cut the oil to 2 Tbsp (I would have went lower but buffalo is very lean) and used a blackberry/blueberry mix. I don't know that the serving size is right, I only got 4 servings out of it. I will certainly make this again, maybe with other cuts of meat. Thanks

Mr. Ladypit March 14, 2006

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