Lentil and Eggplant Chili Mole

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

Great "meatless Monday" meal -- you'll not miss the beef in the slightest! From cbs.com. The 1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes makes it moderately spicy, not killer; however, it's easily omitted if you're sensitive.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat a 4-quart soup pot over medium high heat. Saute onions and bell pepper in oil until translucent, 5 to 7 minutes. Add garlic and red pepper flakes and saute for another minute, using cooking spray or a splash of water if it's sticking. Mix in chili powder, cumin, coriander, oregano, salt and cinnamon. Add 1/2 cup of the vegetable broth and the cocoa powder; cook for about 1 more minute, while stirring, to dissolve the cocoa.
  2. Add lentils, vegetable broth, diced tomatoes and eggplant. Cover pot and bring to a boil, keeping a close eye. Once it's boiling, lower heat to a simmer and cook for about 40 minutes, until lentils are tender and eggplant is soft. Mix in agave. Taste for salt and seasoning.
  3. Let sit for 10 minutes or so for maximum flavor. Serve garnished with cilantro.