Lentil Chili

This hearty chili is robust and satiating. Keep this recipe on standby for anytime you want a warm, easy, and soothing stew.

Lentil Chili
Lentil Chili

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2

    cups yellow onion, chopped

  • 1 1/2

    cups celery, chopped

  • 1

    cup carrots, sliced

  • 1

    cup bell pepper, chopped

  • 1-2

    garlic cloves, minced

  • 6

    cups vegetable broth

  • 1 1/2

    TB. chili powder

  • 1

    tsp. cumin

  • 1

    tsp. paprika

  • 1/2

    tsp. ground chipotle powder or smoked paprika

  • 1/2

    tsp. cayenne pepper

  • 2

    cups green lentils, rinsed

  • 1

    (28-oz.) can crushed tomatoes

  • 1

    (15-oz.) can kidney beans

  • zest and juice of 1 lime

Directions

1. In a large soup pot over medium-high heat, sauté onion, celery, carrots, bell pepper, and garlic in 1 cup of the vegetable broth. Stir occasionally and cook until vegetables soften, approximately 5-7 minutes. 2. Add chili powder, cumin, paprika, ground chipotle powder, and cayenne pepper and cook for an additional minute, stirring well. 3. Add lentils, crushed tomatoes, kidney beans, and remaining vegetable broth into the soup pot. Cover and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat and simmer until lentils are soft, approximately 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. 4. When lentils are cooked, zest and juice lime into the chili and stir. Taste and add spice according to preference.

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