Lentil Chili Recipe

Rating 5.0
| 1
| Published on June 17, 2024
This vegan lentil chili is a bowlful of comfort and nourishment with a fun twist when served with a toppings bar. This lentil chili recipe makes a big batch that can serve many, or just one or two people for several days.
Utensils Dinner
Globe New American
20
ingredients
5
steps
65
minutes
As a nutritionist and chef, Chef Jackie is a multifaceted culinary expert who has seamlessly blended her classical culinary training with a deep commitment to nutrition and sustainability. From her early days concocting bologna-potato chip canapés to becoming a renowned author, media personality, and educator, Chef Jackie thrives in teaching students the art of preparing delicious, gourmet meals.

Ingredients

Servings:
8
For the Lentil Chili
2 tbsp
avocado oil or sunflower oil
1
small red onion, diced
1
large green bell pepper, diced
1
large red bell pepper, diced
4
large garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 1/2 tbsp
chili powder, or to taste
1/2 tsp
ground cinnamon
28 oz
can no-salt-added fire-roasted diced tomatoes (do not drain)
16 oz
dry brown lentils, rinsed and drained
48 oz
low-sodium vegetable broth
1/2
lime, juice and zest, divided
1 tsp
sea salt, or to taste
1/4 cup(s)
chopped fresh cilantro
For the Toppings Bar
plant-based sour cream
guacamole or cubed avocado
plant-based cheese
chopped scallions
corn tortilla chips
fresh or pickled jalapeños
lime slices
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Directions 5 steps | 65 Minutes

Step 1

Heat the oil in a stockpot or extra-large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onion and bell peppers and sauté until lightly browned, about 8 minutes.

Lentil Chili Recipe: Heat the oil in a stockpot or extra-large saucepan over medium-high heat.
Step 2

Add the garlic, chili powder, and cinnamon and cook while stirring until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

Lentil Chili Recipe: Add the garlic, chili powder, and cinnamon and cook while stirring until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
Step 3

Add the fire-roasted diced tomatoes with liquid, dry brown lentils, and vegetable broth and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to low, cover with a lid, and cook until the lentils are nearly tender, about 20 minutes.

Lentil Chili Recipe: Add the fire-roasted diced tomatoes with liquid, dry brown lentils, and vegetable broth and bring to a boil over high heat.
Step 4

Remove the lid and cook on low until lentils are fully cooked and chili is the desired consistency, about 15 minutes more, stirring a couple of times.

Lentil Chili Recipe: Remove the lid and cook on low until lentils are fully cooked and chili is the desired consistency, about 15 minutes more, stirring a couple of times.
Step 5

Stir in the lime juice and add salt to taste. Stir in the cilantro. Adjust seasoning if desired. Sprinkle with the lime zest and toppings of choice. Serve and enjoy!

Lentil Chili Recipe: Stir in the lime juice and add salt to taste.
Nutrition Per Serving
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CALORIES
271
FAT
4.8 g
PROTEIN
15.7 g
CARBS
44.8 g
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Carmela G.

Carmela

Cozymeal Team Member

17 Jun 2024

This Lentil Chili Recipe is a winner for those looking for a delicious and easy-to-make plant-based meal.

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