black bean, wheat berry and vegetable chili - a soul-soothing dish that will quickly become a favorite. Packed with warm grains, beans and veggies, it's got something for everyone // cait's plate

black bean, wheat berry & vegetable chili

  • Author: Cait
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x
  • Category: dinner


Wheat berries are a fun twist on the typical chili grain and add great hearty flavor and texture to this easy vegetarian meal.



  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 large yellow bell pepper,chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2 15-ounce cans black beans, rinsed
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 teaspoons light brown sugar
  • 2 cups cooked wheat berries (cook according to package)
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Optional Toppings: avocado, chopped cilantro, plain greek yogurt, hot sauce, sharp cheddar or Mexican blend cheese


  1. Heat oil in a large pot or dutch oven over medium-high heat.
  2. Add onion, bell pepper, garlic, chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt and pepper, and cook until tender (about 5 minutes), making sure to stir occasionally
  3. Add beans, chipotle, broth and brown sugar.
  4. Bring to a boil over high heat, reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 25 minutes.
  5. Stir in cooked wheat berries and heat through, about 5 minutes more.
  6. Remove from the heat.
  7. Stir in lime juice.
  8. Top with toppings of choice (see above for suggestions) and serve with corn chips.

Keywords: chili, vegetarian, black bean, easy

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