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Total Time
1hr 33mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 48 mins

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Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cook bacon in a large pot over med-high heat until crisp, 8 minutes.
  2. Transfer to a paper-towel lined plate; set aside.
  3. Sweat onion, bell pepper, jalapeno, and garlic in bacon drippings until onion begins to soften, 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in tomato paste, chili powder, cumin, oregano, and coriander; cook until paste begins to darken, about 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  5. Add the tomatoes, V-8, water, and lentils.
  6. Bring mixture to a boil, decrease heat to med-low, and simmer, partially covered, until the lentils are tender, about 45 minutes.
  7. Stir in chocolate until it melts, 2-3 minutes.
  8. Add lime juice and bacon.
  9. Season chili with salt and pepper.
  10. Garnish each serving with sour cream and diced avocado.