When cooked, wheat berries are chewy and no longer hard in the middle.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
slow-cook:
5 hrs
total:
5 hrs 25 mins
Servings:
8
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Place wheat berries in a 4- to 5-quart slow cooker. In a medium bowl whisk together broth, the water, molasses, mustard, and salt; pour into slow cooker. Add the sliced red onions, beets, and apricots.

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  • Cover and cook on high-heat setting about 3 hours or until wheat berries are tender but still chewy.

  • Meanwhile, in a medium bowl combine oats, milk, the finely chopped onion, the 1 tablespoon parsley, the Worcestershire sauce, pepper, and garlic; gently mix in ground beef. Using a teaspoon shape meat mixture into 24 small meatballs. Stir meatballs into mixture in cooker

  • Cover and cook for 2 hours more. Stir in vinegar.

  • If desired, top each serving with sour cream and sprinkle with additional parsley.

Nutrition Facts

249 calories; fat 5g; cholesterol 28mg; saturated fat 2g; carbohydrates 38g; mono fat 2g; insoluble fiber 6g; sugars 15g; protein 14g; vitamin a 485.9IU; vitamin c 5.3mg; thiamin 0.1mg; riboflavin 0.2mg; niacin equivalents 4.5mg; vitamin b6 0.4mg; folate 80.6mcg; vitamin b12 1mcg; sodium 372mg; potassium 688mg; calcium 50.5mg; iron 3.1mg.
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