Lentil Chili

Per serving : 120 calories (5 from fat), 0g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 180mg sodium, 21g total carbohydrate (7g dietary fiber, 6g sugar), 6g protein

Lentil Chili

Photo by Claire M.

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  • 8

    cups low-sodium vegetable broth, divided

  • 1

    medium yellow onion, chopped

  • 1

    large red bell pepper, chopped

  • 5

    cloves garlic, finely chopped

  • 4

    teaspoons salt-free chili powder

  • 1

    (16-ounce) package brown lentils (about 2¼ cups lentils)

  • 2

    (15-ounce) cans no-salt-added diced tomatoes

  • ¼

    cup chopped cilantro


Bring 3/4 cup broth to a simmer in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add onion, bell pepper and garlic and cook about 8 minutes or until onion is translucent and pepper is tender. Stir in chili powder and cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add lentils, tomatoes and remaining 7 1/4 cups broth. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, partially covered, 30 minutes or until lentils are almost tender. Uncover and cook 10 minutes longer. Stir in cilantro and serve.


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