Lentil-Beef Chili

Lentil-Beef Chili
Lentil-Beef Chili

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

6

servings

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

6

servings

Ingredients

  • 1

    pound ground beef

  • 2

    tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1

    onion chopped

  • 2

    leeks, white and pale green parts only chopped

  • 1

    red bell pepper chopped

  • 1

    green bell pepper chopped

  • 4

    green onions chopped

  • 2

    garlic cloves chopped

  • 8

    ounces lentils

  • 2

    cans crushed tomatoes - (28 oz ea)

  • 1 1/2

    cups water

  • 2

    tablespoons chili powder, plus

  • 1

    teaspoon chili powder

  • 2 1/2

    teaspoons salt

  • 2

    teaspoons dried marjoram crumbled

  • 2

    teaspoons dried oregano crumbled

  • 2

    teaspoons dried basil crumbled

  • 1

    teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper

  • 1

    cup grated Parmesan

  • Sour Cream for serving

Directions

Heat heavy medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add ground beef and cook until beef is brown, crumbling with fork, about 5 minutes. Drain well. Heat oil in heavy 3-quart saucepan over medium-high. Add onion and next 5 ingredients. Saute until onion is tender, about 8 minutes. Add beef, lentils and next 8 ingredients to saucepan. Cover and simmer until lentils are tender, stirring occasionally, about 1 1/2 hours. Stir in Parmesan. Simmer, uncovered, until mixture is thick, about 15 minutes. Serve, passing sour cream separately. This recipe yields 6 servings.

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