Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 25 mins

This is a copycat recipe. The original is available at Wegman's. I got the basics from the 3 Fat Chicks website and modified it a little bit. Very spicy. Use your food processor to do the vegetable dicing.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring lentil and 2 cups water to boil on high heat. Turn off heat. Remove half the lentils and liquid. Place in food processor and puree. (Or use stick blender and partially puree in the pot.).
  2. Melt butter in 3 quart pot. Add onions and sweat without browning about 2 minute Add celery and garlic. Sweat 5 minutes more. Add tomato and cook 5 minutes.
  3. Add vegetable broth, 2 cups water and seasonings. Bring to simmer.
  4. Add reserved whole and pureed lentils plus liquid, and cook about 15 minutes, till lentils are tender.
  5. Combine cornstarch and 2 tablespoons water to make a slurry. Bring chili to boil, add slurry and stir a minute to thicken slightly.
  6. Turn off heat and add green peppers.
Most Helpful

Not spicy enough for us but it was still very good. I used chicken and veggie stocks instead of the water for added flavor and no celery as we were out. Sour cream was a good addition :)

riario November 28, 2008

Out of this world! Even though there is no meat, nobody will miss it. The lentils make it "meaty" in texture. I used brown lentils and cut the hot sauce amount in half. While stirring in the liquids, I decided to omit 1 cup of water (just my preference) for a thicker texture. This is so great with a dallop of fat free sour cream on top. Thanx for sharing this recipe. I'll be making this often!

*Parsley* February 02, 2008