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Zesty Wheat Berry-Black Bean Chili

March/April 2007, EatingWell for a Healthy Heart Cookbook (2008)

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This rib-sticking chili offers a hearty mix of wheat berries, beans, peppers and onion. Feel free to add an additional chipotle pepper to crank up the heat in this one-pot meal. Cooked wheat berries will keep for up to 1 month in your freezer and there's no need to thaw them; just stir them directly into the chili.



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Zesty Wheat Berry-Black Bean Chili

74 Reviews for Zesty Wheat Berry-Black Bean Chili

09/22/2009
Anonymous

I cannot get enough of it! All of my friends love it - and I sometimes add a few more chilis to make it that much better. It is by far the best chili I have ever made! YUM!

Michelle, Seattle

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09/22/2009
Anonymous

This chili has become a staple for us during the fall and winter months. The wheatberries add to the complexity of the dish and the chipotles in adobo sauce are integral to its flavor. An extra chipotle doesn't hurt, either! This vegetarian, whole grain chili is outstanding and we prefer it to a traditional meat-based chili.

Susan, OH

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09/22/2009
Anonymous

Absolutely the best chili I have ever made. It has now taken top spot in my chili repertoire and has beaten out all my meat based chili recipes! My family loves it and made the vegetarians very happy. Thank you for the recipe.

Linda, East Setauket, NY

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09/22/2009
Anonymous

This is one of the best chilis I've had. It had just right amount of heat for us. The wheat berries are chewy & hearty enough that we really didn't miss the meat in it at all.

Tana, Milwaukee, WI

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09/22/2009
Anonymous

I make vegetarian chili all the time and this was an very good recipe. I loved the texture and the taste was amazing. Also, the nutritional value for this dish is very good. My kids loved it too.

Anonymous, Austin, TX

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