Delicious Lentil Chili

"A rich savory vegetarian chili that's easy to make and smells wonderful. High in fiber and low in fat. It even looks like meaty chili (see pic!). Serve topped with cheese, onions and sour cream with cornbread or chips for a satisfying meal!"
Delicious Lentil Chili created by lil_ms_priss86_
Ready In:
1hr 5mins




  • Boil water.
  • Add salt and lentils.
  • Cover and cook over low heat 30 minutes.
  • Do not drain.
  • Add tomatoes, chili powder, cumin, oregano, onion, celery, garlic and cold water.
  • Cover and continue to cook over low heat for an additional 30 minutes, stirring once or twice.
  • Turn off heat, taste for seasoning.
  • I add about 1 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper.
  • Top with shredded cheese, chopped onion and a dollop of sour cream or whatever you usually put on your favorite chili!

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  1. Jordan E.
    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.
  2. Johnsdeere
    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.
  3. SAHM Foodie
    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.
  4. lil_ms_priss86_
    Delicious Lentil Chili Created by lil_ms_priss86_
  5. lil_ms_priss86_
    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. <br/>VERY GOOD!


I'm a stay home mom of two little boys. My husband is a meat and potatoes kinda guy, my little fellas will eat anything, and I'm a vegetarian. One of my favorite things to do is sit and read a cookbook from cover to cover! My favorite cookbooks are ones with pictures of all the dishes.
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