Patrick's New Year Lentil Chili

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READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by JMUPatrick

According to folklore, eating lentils helps to bring wealth and prosperity in the new year. This chili is a twist on an old favorite, perfect for a cold winter's night!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large saucepan, combine the onions, carrots, celery, garlic and cilantro. Cover and allow to sweat for a few minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add chicken stock and lentils. Cover and bring mixture to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat to medium. Add chili seasoning, a sprinkle of crushed pepper, and salt and pepper to taste. Cover and bring to a slow boil.
  4. Reduce heat to low and simmer 30 minutes to 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  5. Serve with shredded cheddar cheese, a sprinkle of green scallions and a dollop of sour cream, or whatever you usually enjoy on your chili. Bon appetit!

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