- 3/4 cup bulgur
- 2 cups boiling water
- 1-1/2 cups finely chopped green peppers
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 2 teaspoons canola oil
- 2 cups reduced-sodium tomato juice
- 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 can (15 ounces) Ranch Style beans (pinto beans in seasoned tomato sauce)
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
- 1 cup water
- 2 to 3 tablespoons chili powder
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 3/4 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
- Place bulgur in a large bowl; stir in boiling water. Cover and let stand for 30 minutes or until most of the liquid is absorbed. Drain and squeeze dry.
- In a large saucepan, saute green peppers and onion in oil until tender. Stir in the bulgur, tomato juice, beans, tomatoes, tomato sauce, water, chili powder, garlic, cumin and cayenne. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 9 servings.
Reviews for Bulgur Chili
"This was my first time using bulgur. I found this recipe pretty easy and tasty. I did not add the water or the 8 oz of tomato sauce. It would have been too soupy. Another commented that the recipe wasn't vegetarian because of the Ranch Style Beans. I'd say this depends on the beans you use. Mine contained no animal products. I'd make this again. Thanks."
"Excellent didn't really change or adjust anything"
"This recipe is NOT vegetarian. Ranch Style Beans contain the following ingredients: Bean(s) Pinto, Water, Vegetable(s) Oil Blend, Animal Shortening (Soybean(s) Oil Partially Hydrogenated, Cottonseed Oil Partially Hydrogenated, beef Fat Rendered) , Tomato(es) Paste, Salt, Pepper(s) chili, Sugar, Paprika, Vinegar, Spice(s), Onion(s) Powder, Garlic Powder, Flavoring Natural. The recipe contains cholesterol which is the first clue that it contains animal source products!"
"It's almost hard to tell that this is vegetarian. The bulgar adds texture. Very tasty!"
"This was my first time to use bulgur in a recipe but wanted to try it because it was suitable for diabetics and lower in calories than my homemade chili. I left out the green peppers, because my husband doesn't like them, but added much more chili powder and a little more cayenne than the recipe called for. Also, I added beef base to make it taste more "Texan-y." My husband approved. I'm going to look for more recipes using bulgur. Thanks!"