Prep 20 mins
Cook 8 hrs
This tasty burrito filling is something like a chilli but is fantastic wrapped in a tortilla. When done, top off with your favorite burrito condiments, such as cheese, sour cream, grilled veggies, lettuce, avocado, salsa, hot sauce, onions, sprouts, olives... you get the idea- and wrap in a tortilla (I like whole or multi grain). I use a 6 quart crock pot. If yours is smaller I'd suggest using less liquid. If it turns out to be too watery, then take the lid off and let it cook down a bit. Adjust the seasonings for your own taste- use less or more chilis. If you are not crazy about cumin try some taco seasoning instead. This recipe is flexible. Cook time does not reflect the overnight soaking time of the beans.
- 1 cup dried pinto bean, soaked overnight and drained
- 1⁄2 cup wheat berries
- 1⁄2 cup rye berries
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 -4 garlic clove, chopped
- 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes (or 1 15 ounce can plus 1 can full water)
- 3 cups vegetable broth
- 1 -3 hot green chili pepper, chopped
- 1 -3 small dried red chili
- 1 tablespoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- Add all of the ingredients to the crock pot and cover.
- Cook on low 8-10 hours.
- I usually wait to season with cumin and chilli powder until it is time to eat, but you can probably add it all in at one time.
Good stuff! It's very filling, and very healthy, too. We couldn't find rye berries at the natural foods store, so we just doubled up the wheat berries. They added an interesting (good) texture to this. I've used this as a burrito filling, but I've also had a couple servings as stew. Thanks for sharing.
This was an easy recipe that the whole family enjoyed. I ended up with a lot of extra liquid in the crock pot, so I drained the entire mixture using a strainer, which seemed to work well. Next time I'll cut back on the broth a little.
I was lazy, and used 1 can of chopped green chiles for the green chili pepper, and used crushed red pepper for the red. It was still very good. Even the three meat-lovers in my house thought it was pretty good. Although something I did made it too runny for burritos - we ate it like chili with onions & cheese.