Ghost Dance Soup

Ghost Dance Soup



2lb ground bear meat (buffalo meat or rump steak)

1 tablespoon cooking fat (vegetable oil)

1 1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon pepper

5 cups water

1/3 cup sugar

2 large potatoes (cubed)

1 onion (chopped)

1 carrot (cubed)

2 tomatoes (chopped)

1 pint tomato juice

optional: 1 teaspoon chopped wild garlic (1 clove, crushed)


  1. Heat the cooking fat in a skillet.  Lightly fry the garlic.
  2. Add the meat to the garlic and brown.  Drain off excess fat.
  3. Place in large cook pot.  Add salt, pepper, water, and onion.
  4. Cook over a low heat for 30 minutes.
  5. Add the sugar, potatoes, carrot, tomatoes, and tomato juice and simmer gently.
  6. Cook for 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  7. The soup is ready to serve when the vegetables are soft.

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