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3 Frugal Chili Recipes Made From Scratch by FoodStorageMoms.com
Wheat Chili by Food Storage Moms
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
6 hrs
Total Time
6 hrs 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 people
Author: Linda Loosli
  • 1 pound ground beef, cooked or 1-1/2 cups freeze-dried┬áhamburger
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion or 1/2 cup freeze-dried onion
  • 1 garlic clove minced or 1 tablespoon dehydrated garlic
  • 2 cups cooked whole wheat (see instructions below)
  • 6 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 5 cups beef broth
  • one- 6 ounce can tomato paste
How To Make The Wheat Chili
  1. Combine the ingredients in your slow cooker, cook on low for 6-8 hours, this will depend on your slow cooker size and temperature.

How To Cook Wheat
  1. Here is how I make cooked whole wheat: 1 cup washed whole wheat berries, 3 cups water, 1/4 teaspoon salt (optional, place all the ingredients in a slow cooker on low at night for 9-10 hours (UPDATED-I have a new Crock Pot and it cooks faster) and you will have cooked wheat in the morning. Please note I got an email from another person named Linda and she mentioned the following: I cooked wheat for the first time in a slow cooker last night. I used exactly the amounts that you suggested. It was too crunchy. I figure that I will need to cook only 8 or 10 hours and/or add more water. Me: I am thinking everyone must check their own slow cookers for the cooking times because some may cook faster or hotter. Drain the excess water and use it in recipes like you would rice or quinoa. Store in the refrigerator for up to three days. You can also eat it with milk and honey!