Saturday, January 17, 2009

Zesty Wheat Berry & Black Bean Chili

My mother-in-law made this the other night & it is wonderful!

2 T. extra-virgin olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1 bell pepper, chopped
5 cloves garlic, minced
2 t. chili powder
1 1/2 t. ground cumin
1 t. dried oregano
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. pepper
2 15 oz. cans black beans, rinsed
2 14 oz.cans no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can diced chiles
2 c. vegetable broth
2 t. light brown sugar
2 c. cooked wheat berries (simmer for 2 hrs)
Juice of 1 lime
1 avocado, diced
1/2 c. chopped fresh cilantro

Saute onion, bell pepper, garlic, chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt and pepper, in olive oil until tender, about 5 minutes. Add beans, tomatoes, chiles, broth and brown sugar. Bring to a boil , reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 25 minutes.

Stir in cooked wheat berries and heat through, about 5 minutes more. Remove from the heat. Stir in lime juice. Garnish with avocado and cilantro.

1 comment:

Improvedliving said...

well i also want to become one of this.

wheat berries