We made this chili vega and it was easy and is wonderful . We made our own chipotle peppers in adobo sauce and when I brought it to work, converted the meat eaters to ask for the recipe. Nice!
Zesty Wheat Berry-Black Bean Chili
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.
71 Reviews for Zesty Wheat Berry-Black Bean Chili
One of Our Favorite! Tasty and Satisfying
I have made this recipe at least 5 times and my husband and I love it. A money/time saver for the chipotle peppers is to get the 2 cans of diced tomatoes with chipotles already added - found in Whole Foods and probably other health food stores. The chili is great by itself, but the cilantro, lime juice and avocado bring it to a whole new level. Hearty and satisfying. We like to eat it with a piece of buttered toast.
Loved this chili! Great flavor. I didn't use any chipotle peppers and the flavor was still great and spicy! The only thing I do wish is that it was a bit thicker...one of the past reviews mentioned pureeing the black beans. Otherwise, great, hearty meal!!! Definitely will be making again.
Absolutely delicious! Tasted like it had been simmering all day. Used just one chipotle chili, and it gave a mellow spice that allowed the other flavors to shine. Bell pepper and lime juice gave a lovely fruity note. First time cooking with wheat berries, and they had great chewy, hearty texture. Highly recommended!
Really liked the flavor of this chili. I liked the texture of the wheat berries too. The only comment that I have is that it was a little thin. I did add another half can of beans after I pureed them in the food processor with some of the broth. I think I would cut back on the broth next time but will still puree some of the beans. I like a thicker, hearty chili. Used two chili peppers and it was a good amount of spice. I didn't have avacado but know this would add something to the dish. The lime juice really topped it off.
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