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

Not wow-ed

The spices brought the ingredients from their original state to a mediocre chili flavor...maybe it needs more salt....or maybe the sugar I left out would be just the thing to give it some depth. Definitely can't leave out the cilantro and avocado.

Easy and healthy

My entire family loves this! Added butternut squash in last batch...highly recommend. It add another layer of flavor and thicken the sauce.

A Smokey & Spicy Favorite

I absolutely love this recipe—the smokiness, the spice, the depth of flavor. It is easy to prepare and is delicious with diced avocado added as garnish.

Great Depth of Flavor, Spicy, Smoky, Easy to Prepare, Wheat Berries add Great Texture
Even great as a snack!

Even non-vegan eaters loved this. :)

Super tasty Vegan meal
A keeper in my book.

This was really good. Although I did tweak it for nutrition reasons. My tweaks: Sugar is not needed at all in this recipe so I didn't use it to make it healthier. I lowered the salt content by using a little less than 1/4 tsp of sea salt. If I think about it I prob. could have gone with out it. I used long grain brown rice instead of wheat berry to keep it wheat free.

Taste and left overs for lunches

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