Vegetarian Red Lentil Chili

Vegetarian Red Lentil Chili


Prep Time:  20 minutes
Cook Time:  50 minutes
Ready In:  minutes

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Yields or Serves:  4

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Whip up a batch of nutritious chili made with simple ingredients. Made with lentils, beans, and jalapeños this delicious chili is perfect for cold nights or a weeks’ worth of lunches.

  • 2 Tablespoons Avocado Oil
  • 1 Medium Yellow Onion (Diced)
  • 1 Medium Red Bell Pepper (Diced)
  • 1 Cup Corn
  • 1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Pepper
  • 1 Jalapeño (Seeded, Diced)
  • 4 Garlic Cloves (Minced)
  • 2 Tablespoons Chili Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • 1 Teaspoon Smoked Paprika
  • 30 Ounces Diced Tomatoes
  • 3 Tablespoons Tomato Paste
  • 1 3/4 Cups Water
  • 3/4 Cup Dry Red Lentils (Rinsed, Drained)
  • 15 Ounces Kidney Beans (Drained)
  • 15 Ounces Black Beans (Drained)
  1. In large-size pot add oil and turn heat to medium. Add onion, red pepper, kosher salt, and pepper. Sauté 4 minutes. Add jalapeño and garlic. Stir frequently. Add chili powder, cumin, paprika, tomatoes, tomato paste, and water. Bring to a boil. Add lentils and reduce heat to medium-low. Cook 15 to 20 minutes until lentils are mostly tender. If you need to add more water go ahead and do so.
  2. Add kidney beans and black beans. Bring to a simmer over a medium heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and add corn. Cover and simmer 20 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  3. Adjust seasonings if needed.
  4. Remove from heat and serve warm.
  5. Garnish with jalapeños, cilantro, red onions, or avocados.
  6. Serves 4
  7. Prep Time: 20 Minutes Cook Time: 50 Minutes Total Time: 70 Minutes
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Victoria has been cooking and writing recipes since she was a a young girl. Originally from Nebraska, her appreciation for culinary technique took off when she moved to Lyon, France. Victoria is published in Hearst Newspapers, Greenwich Free Press, New Canaanite, and more.

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