Colorful Wheat Berry Chili

April 2, 2010 in Wheat Berry Recipes by Webmaster

Dr. Grandpa and the kids both love this spin on chili; neither of them care that this tasty dish is loaded with nutritious ingredients.


  • 1 c. wheat berries
  • 3 c. water
  • 1.5 lbs. ground turkey or hamburger (optional)
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 1.5 c. whole kernel corn
  • 4 tsp. chili powder, or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp. hot pepper sauce
  • 1/8 tsp. black pepper
  • 8 oz. tomato sauce
  • 28 oz. can tomatoes, diced
  • 2 c. beef broth
  • 2 c. cooked or canned kidney or black beans
  • 2 c. cooked or canned white beans
  • salt, to taste


Cook wheat berries in 3 cups of water for 1 hour until tender; add more water if necessary, drain thoroughly.

Brown optional meat in a 4-quart pot; add onion, and peppers for a minute or two. Add the remaining ingredients, bring to a boil and simmer uncovered for about an hour. Stir occasionally.