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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

71 Reviews for Zesty Wheat Berry-Black Bean Chili

02/17/2010
Anonymous

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!

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02/16/2010
Anonymous

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.

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02/05/2010
Anonymous

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.

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01/25/2010
Anonymous

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!

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01/24/2010
Anonymous

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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