Quick Bulgur Chili


I whipped this up today with some aging peppers and a few cans I found in my pantry. We didn’t go grocery shopping yet, I only had a small bit of onion yet and had to use kidney beans when I really wanted black but this worked out better then expected. Lunch is such a great time for me to experiment as the husband and toddler are normally ok with sandwiches. That’s when I decide to have fun. :)

Here’s what I did but this is the kind of meal I’d change slightly every time I make it. Quick Bulgur Chili

  • Thick slice of sweet onion chopped
  • 2 small to medium bell peppers chopped (I used 1 red and 1 green)
  • 1 small can (8.5oz) corn undrained
  • 1 can (15oz) kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp dried cilantro
  • 1-2 tsp hot sauce (to taste)
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 1/2 cup (80g) uncooked bulgur
  • 1 cup water

Spray a a medium to large pot with non-stick cooking spray and heat over medium high heat. Add the onion, sprinkle with a bit of kosher salt and cook until just browning.

Add the peppers, stir i cooking for about a minute. Then add all the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil then cover and lower to a simmer. Cook for 20 minutes without lifting the lid!

Uncover, stir, scoop out a cup and top with a bit of shredded cheese and cilantro. I packed up the other 3 servings for lunches. This one will freeze well.

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
4 Just over a cup
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
225 1g 10g old: 4 new: 5
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
6g 0g 46g 10g
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17 Comments and 0 Replies

  1. christine

    sounds familiar. every time i make soup/chili, it changes slightly. like reinaldo, i have yet to brave bulgar.

  2. charlotte

    You seriously have the best recipes! I have made your oatmeal pancake one about 10 times since you tweeted it. And this one looks right up my alley too! I have a bag of bulgur just sitting around waiting to be used . Thanks!

  3. Karen

    Thanks for the great bulgur idea. My entire family LOVED it, ages 1, 2 and 4 cleaned their plates. Thanks!

  4. Michele

    This sounds great but I don’t like corn cooked in anything. I’m guessing I could omit the corn and replace it with some black beans. I’ve never tried bulgar either but you’ve got me curious!

  5. Michele

    Great idea Roni, thanks! I think I am going to make it this weekend. I need some new things to put into my rotation!

  6. Twana

    Roni, I was wondering what your experience with quinoa was. I have had it a couple of times at restaurants but not sure how to cook it at home.


    ~Mama Twana

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