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Mountain Man Soup Recipe
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Mountain Man Soup Recipe

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This stew-like soup from Cordella Campbell of Rapid City, South Dakota is sure to satisfy your hearty hunter's appetite. It's chock-full of tender buffalo meat, tomatoes, and chunks of carrot and potato, lightly seasoned with bay leaf and clove.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 1-1/4 hours
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 1-1/4 hours
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 pound buffalo stew meat
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 cups chopped celery
  • 2/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) beef broth
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 large potato, peeled and cubed
  • 1 large carrot, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 1 whole clove
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley


  1. In a Dutch oven, brown meat in oil; drain. Add the celery, onion and green pepper; saute for 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in the broth, tomatoes, potato, carrot, garlic salt, clove and bay leaf.
  2. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 1 hour or until meat is tender. Discard clove and bay leaf. Stir in parsley. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Mountain Man Soup in Taste of Home April/May 2004, p43

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Reviewed May. 25, 2013

"Very good flavor!"

Reviewed Dec. 28, 2011

"My family really enjoyed this soup. We used ground Buffalo which worked well for the kiddos. We're thinking of trying other meats like shredded roast or ground turkey to add some variety."

Reviewed Oct. 31, 2010

"We loved this soup. I Substituted the buffalo for beef. Put it in the crock pot while we were at a football game. Also made TOH Cracked Pepper Bread to go with. Will be making this again!!"

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