This really tasted delicious. As I am on a non-fat diet I suppressed the grated cheese and sprinkled some lemon juice. I served it wiht couscous
I unfortunately felt this recipe lacking. This was my first time cooking with lentils and was excited that it was meatless. I think it could of used more seasoning and I due to personal preference I would of liked it to be thicker.
This is sooooo good n light. Not heavy in your stomach like regular chili with ground beef. I only added half a sliced onion and 1 garlic clove n it was perfect. But to me what made it even better was after turning the stove off I added chopped cilantro and some corn. Thanks so much for this recipe.
*oHmIgOd* - This stuff rocks the veg world - I doubled the recipe and took a reviewer's suggestion, tossing in dark red kidney beans and tomato paste, then shook some tabasco in as well - with cheddar and sour cream (both fat free) this recipe's amazing! As a veg-head, it's awesome to finally find a veggie chile that actually TASTES like chili! Thank you thank you thank you guys!
Very bland. I used 4 tablespoons of chili powder, 5 cloves of garlic, kidney beans, tomato paste, 4 carrots, 3 stalks of celery, and fresh cilantro. I still found it very bland. It tasted good, but was not chili (more like a thick lentil dish). Be sure to fully cook the lentils before adding the other ingredients. In my experience they took longer than 30 minutes to cook.
This was excellent! I didn't have a can of tomatoes so I subbed jar of mild picante. Yummy! Served it with Fritos, onions, and shredded cheese.
Very good! I added more of all the spices for our preferences and cooked for a bit longer after step 5, as well. I used Fire-Roasted canned Tomatoes.
I was looking for an alternative to a normal vegan chili. This is awesome! Even my non-veg husband loved it. I did add some cayenne powder & more chili powder than it called for to give it a kick!
I was really surprised my husband like this as much as he does. He's not a huge fan of beans and is a huge fan of meat. He really liked it though. I put it in Crockpot for 8 hrs on low. I added a can of black beans with the liquid. I used 4 cups of my homemade frozen turkey stock and 1 cup of water. I did add the last 3/4 c of water. I just threw everything in and even threw in the stock frozen. Didn't have enough onions, so I used some dried (we love onion and I couldn't bear leaving it out). I also threw in a few shakes of red pepper flakes. I didn't have any celery so I added some mushrooms and frozen corn in the last hour. I put in like 2 1/2 tbsp of garlic, we love garlic too. It came out just the right consistency, not hardly watery at all. We ate this with cornbread and it was the perfect meal. Love that this is a relatively inexpensive meal since I have most of the ingredients in my pantry.
Very good recipe! Even my boyfriend who hates lentils enjoyed this dish. Very filling dish. Based on other reviews, I added 1 can of red kidney beans. Other than that, I stuck straight to the recipe. I will be making this one again. I think its going to be a new wintertime favorite.