Three Sisters Soup Recipe

The Three Sisters Soup recipe is a traditional Native American recipe from the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) nation. The term “Three Sisters” refers to the three main crops of some North American tribes: maize (corn), squash, and beans. The three plants were planted close together and like close sisters, aided one another in their respective growing processes. This type of ecological cooperation is one that many tribes believe humans should replicate.


2 cups canned white or yellow hominy,drained

2 cups fresh green beans, trimmed and


2 cups peeled and cubed butternut squash

1 1/2 cups diced peeled potatoes

5 cups water1 1/2 tablespoons chicken bouillon granules

2 tablespoons butter, melted

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon pepper


1. Place the hominy, green beans, squash, and potatoes into a pot, and pour in water and chicken bouillon. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, and simmer until vegetables are soft, about 10 minutes. Blend flour into the butter, then stir into the soup. Increase heat to medium, and cook for 5 more minutes, or until soup thickens. Season with pepper, and serve.This and more American Indian recipes can be found at:


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