So, now you know how to make wheat berries, but what do you do with them. In the last post, I told you that they blend well in recipes with whole-kernal corn. They most certainly do! They are great in many recipes, but I prefer them in soups because they just blend in so well! Here is a taco soup recipe that is the same one or similar to the one most of you have...EXCEPT, it has wheat berries in it. My family loves it...try it and see. We are having this tonight and the picture I took will show that we ate it vegetarian...so I added extra wheat berries. Wheat berries are great for vegetarians because they are a good source of protein.
You can sprinkle wheat berries in your hot cereals, on salads with corn and in salsas. I have one further use of them that I will tell you later...soon, very soon.
1 lb. ground beef
1 large can of concentrated crushed tomatoes
1 can corn, undrained
1 can kidney beans, undrained
1 can black beans, undrained
1 C cooked and cooled wheat berries
1 packet taco seasoning
1 packet ranch seasoning
Brown ground beef and drain. Pour all ingredients in crockpot and cook for 2 hours until spices are blended. Serves 6
crushed tortilla chips
Variation: You can choose to use shredded beef instead of ground beef for a fancier chili! Thanks Jen for that option!!!
**V** Omit ground beef and add an extra can of black beans and some diced tomatoes.