Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 40 mins

The first time I made this everyone was skeptical, but it was loved by all. The bulgar adds a really nice dimension, and the meat is not missed at all. I serve this with thick slices of french bread. Cooking time includes a lot of time where you don't have to do anything, just let it sit. Adapted from Healthy Cooking for Two.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. (Note: I like things spicy, so I omit the chili powder complete, and instead use chili flakes. Really great taste.) Place the oil in a heavy 3-quart saucepan.
  2. Add the onions, celery, carrots and peppers.
  3. Cook over medium heat for 10 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender but not brown.
  4. Stir in the garlic, chili powder (or flakes) and cumin; cook for 1 minute.
  5. Add the tomatoes with juice and water, bring chili to a simmer.
  6. Cover the pan, reduce heat to low and cook, stirring occasionally, for 1 hour.
  7. Add the beans and bulgar.
  8. Cook for 30 minutes, or until the bulgur is cooked through and the vegetables are tender.
  9. Add salt to taste.
  10. Serve hot.


Most Helpful

Very good healthy choice! I did have to add extra liquid - 1 small can of tomato sauce and and equal amount of water. I added hot sauce to my taste. I used black beans instead of pinto beans because that's what I had on hand. I will definately make this again!

DebS #2 February 19, 2011

This is a nice light non-stodgy chili that is easy to make. Gave enough for 2 hungry adults and a 3 year old.

Missy Wombat May 31, 2004

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