Lentil Chili

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 large red bell pepper, chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 tsp. chili powder
  • 16 oz. organic large green lentils
  • 2 (14.5 oz.) cans no-salt diced tomatoes
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 (32 oz.) cartons vegetable stock 
  • 1/3 cup fresh chopped cilantro
  • Kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. In a large heavy duty dutch oven, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onions and red bell pepper; sauté the vegetables for 8 minutes or until soft and lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
  2. Stir in garlic and chili powder; cook for 1 minute.
  3. Add lentils, tomatoes, bay leaf and stock. Season with salt and ground black pepper, to taste. Bring to a boil, lower the heat to medium-low and simmer, partially covered for 30 minutes or until lentils are tender. Remove from the heat and discard the bay leaf.
  4. Transfer 3 cups of cooked chili into a food processor and process until pureed; add the pureed chili back into the remaining chili and stir to combine. Taste for salt and pepper.
  5. Stir in cilantro and serve.

 Recipe adapted from: Little Broken.

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