1 cup wheat berries 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil 1 medium onion, diced 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 pound hamburger 2 cans diced tomatoes, 15 ounce can 1 can beef broth, 12 ounce can 1 Tablespoon chile powder 2 cups cooked pinto beans, optional
In a pan over medium high heat stir diced onion in vegetable oil until softened and translucent. Add garlic and hamburger and cook stirring to breakup the pieces until hamburger has no more pink. Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer for 30 to 60 minutes.
If you want to include cooked pinto beans add them just before serving so they get warm but do not over cook. Adjust spice to your liking. I usually add additional cumin and powdered red chile.
Left-overs reheat nicely in the microwave or in a pan on the stove with a little added water.
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