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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

76 Reviews for Zesty Wheat Berry-Black Bean Chili

03/09/2013
Anonymous
BEWARE OF THE AMOUNT OF CHIPOTLE PEPPERS YOU PUT IN

My husband and I both read this recipe and understood it to say to add 1-2 cans of peppers. Not being people who like spicey food we decided to add 1 can of peppers. We sat down to eat it only to discover it was way too spicey! I went back to the recipe and reread it only to understand that it ment to say to only add 1-2 peppers from the can. If two people can read a recipe and think that it says to add 1-2 cans I think they need to reword the wording. :( My husband and I do not typically cook with peppers so it would not be obvious to us that 1 can was way too much.

Taste good!
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Anonymous wrote 2 years 30 weeks ago

I agree, I did the same

I agree, I did the same thing, made me sick as I am having it for guests.

01/13/2013
Anonymous
Delicious and crowd pleasing

We used Rotelle, which already has chiles in it; also I added a fresh chili pepper chopped. We omitted the brown sugar and did not miss it. I might use some tomato paste to thicken it up next time.

Healthy, tasty, filling
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12/20/2012
Anonymous
Spicy, Filling

Thought it said 1-2 CANS of chipotle peppers but really it says 1-2 CANNED chipotle peppers. This was sooo good but obviously way too spicy. Added corn, extra lime juice, sour cream and cheese. Won't make that mistake next time!

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09/14/2012
Anonymous

I actually didn't include the wheat berries or the chili pepper, but it still came out pretty good. I used cayenne pepper and that gave it the perfect amount of spice! Would probably taste good with vegan sour creme on top too!

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09/10/2012
Anonymous
Delicious! Didn't miss meat at all.

This recipe was easy to make and delicious. We are transitioning to vegetarian and for once I wasn't missing meat. Instead of Wheat Berries, I used Pearl Couscous which worked out well. Do NOT leave out the avocado even if you aren't a huge fan, it is very complimentary to the dish. I only added two chilis, but it was a bit spicy for us (and my kids), so I threw in a dollop of sour cream in their bowls for them and it cut the spice and was very tasty.

Hearty, Spicy, Different
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