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Lean Bison & Barley Soup with Green Peas

This Lean Bison and Barley Soup is the ultimate healthy comfort food! Whip up a batch to keep you warm on a chilly evening. 289 calories and 6 Weight Watchers SmartPoints
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 18 mins
Total Time1 hr 28 mins
Course: Soups
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Beef and Lamb Recipes
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 288.6kcal


  • 12 ounces bison top sirloin steak cut into ½-inch cubes
  • 4 ½ teaspoons canola oil divided
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 ½ large shallots minced
  • ¾ cup diced celery
  • ¾ cup diced carrots
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • ¾ cup pearl barley
  • 5 ¼ cups 99% fat-free beef broth
  • ¾ cup water
  • ¾ cup frozen green peas
  • ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • Heat 3 teaspoons canola in a large saucepan set over medium-high heat. Add the cubed bison meat, salt and pepper, and cook, stirring frequently, until the meat is browned. Remove the meat from the pan and set aside.
  • Reduce heat to medium and add 1½ teaspoon canola to the pan. Add chopped shallot, celery, and carrots, along with the dried thyme. Cook, stirring frequently, until the vegetables are just tender, 7 to 8 minutes.
  • Stir in barley, beef broth, water and bison meat. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, cover and let simmer until barley is tender, about 60 minutes.
  • Add frozen peas and heat for additional 5 minutes. Taste and season with additional ground pepper, if desired. Stir in chopped parsley and serve.


Weight Watchers Points: 6 (SmartPoints), 7 (Points+), 5 (Old Points)


Serving: 0.25of Recipe | Calories: 288.6kcal | Carbohydrates: 38.6g | Protein: 17.5g | Fat: 6.4g | Saturated Fat: 0.6g | Cholesterol: 16.9mg | Sodium: 240mg | Potassium: 229.8mg | Fiber: 8.4g | Sugar: 3.2g