Vegetarian Wheat Berry Chili

vegetarian wheat berry chili recipe
Prep: 2 hrs
Cook: 2 hrs
Total: 4 hrs
Servings: 8 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
212 Calories
2g Fat
41g Carbs
12g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 212
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 850mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 10g 37%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 69mg 346%
Calcium 127mg 10%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 849mg 18%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Wheat berries add healthy whole grains and texture to this filling vegetable chili recipe. Never cooked with wheat berries before? This easy vegetarian and vegan wheat berry chili recipe is a good place to start, as chili is a familiar and easy to cook meal.

Vegan wheat berry chili recipe and photo courtesy of the Wheat Foods Council.


  • 1 cup wheat berries

  • 3 cups water

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 1/2 green bell pepper, chopped

  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper, chopped

  • 4 teaspoons chili powder, or to taste

  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce

  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce

  • 1 (28-ounce) can tomatoes

  • 2 cups vegetable broth

  • 1 (15-ounce) can kidney beans, drained

  • 1 (15-ounce) can white beans, drained

  • Salt, to taste

Steps to Make It

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

  2. In the microwave on medium heat, cook onion, green and yellow pepper for 1 minute, or until desired softness.

  3. In a 4-quart pot, combine remaining ingredients with microwaved vegetables. On the stovetop, bring to a boil and simmer uncovered 1 hour or until desired consistency is reached, stirring occasionally.