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Lentil Chili

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This simple vegetarian chili recipe uses lentils instead of beans. Brown lentils work best as they will hold their shape even when tender after cooking. Serve over brown rice or with whole-grain hearth bread.

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Ingredients

  • 4 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 package brown lentils (about 2 1/4 cups lentils)
  • 2 cans no-salt-added diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 pkg of mushrooms sliced

Details

Servings 8
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 50mins

Preparation

Step 1

Bring 3/4 cup broth to a simmer in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add onion, bell pepper, mushrooms 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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