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Ground Caribou Soup

The variety of seasonings, tasty vegetables, and lean meat in this meal will delight your entire family.

Recipe Source: Honoring the Gift of Heart Health Manual for American Indians and Native Alaskans
Prep time Cook time Yields Serving Size
15 minutes 1 hour 45 minutes 10 servings 1 C


1 lb ground caribou meat

2 Tbsp garlic powder

1 large onion, chopped

1 C water

3 tsp ground bay leaf

½ tsp ground black pepper

1½ tsp dried thyme

1 C barley

1 tsp bouillon, low-sodium

2 C sliced carrots

2 C chopped celery

1 C shredded cabbage

calories 158
Total fat 2 g
Saturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 37 mg
Sodium 53 mg
Total fiber 5 g
Protein 13 g
Carbohydrates 22 g
Calcium 44 mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • 1
    In a large stock pot, brown the ground caribou with garlic and onion. Drain excess fat.

  • 2
    Add water, ground bay leaf, black pepper, thyme, barley, and bouillon. Bring to a boil, and let simmer for at least an hour.

  • 3
    Add carrots and celery; bring to a simmer.

  • 4
    Add cabbage 20 minutes before serving.

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