Lentil Chili Recipe

Looking for an easy Lentil chili recipe? Learn how to make Lentil chili using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by mll58

Makes 8 servings



It's lentil chili -- what more needs be said.

Recipe Ingredients for Lentil chili

1 T olive oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 c red pepper, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tbsp chili powder
1 tbsp ground cumin
1 tsp dried oregano leaves
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper (add more to make it hotter)
8 cups (or more) water
2 cup dried lentils
14 1/2 oz tomatoes, diced

Recipe Directions for Lentil chili

  1. Heat oil in a soup pot over medium heat.

  2. Add the onion and saute for 2 minutes. Add the garlic and red pepper.

  3. Saute for another 30 seconds.

  4. Add chili powder, cumin, oregano leaves, and cayenne pepper; stir for 30 seconds.

  5. Add the 8 cups of water, lentils, and tomatos. Increase the heat and bring to a boil, skimming off any foam from the surface. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until lentils are tender, adding more water by 1/4 cupfuls as needed if dry, about 30 minutes.

  6. Stir in 2/3 cup green onions.

  7. Season chili to taste with salt and pepper.

Categories

Beans, Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 354.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
209
Calories from Fat
26
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
2.9g
4%
Saturated Fat
0.4g
2%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
33mg
1%
Potassium
661mg
19%
Total Carbohydrates
33.6g
11%
Dietary Fiber
16.3g
65%
Sugars
3.0g
Protein
13.4g
Vitamin A 24% Vitamin C 30%
Calcium 6% Iron 26%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Very low in sodium
  • Very high in dietary fiber
  • High in iron
  • High in manganese
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in thiamin
  • High in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin C
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