Easy Vegetarian Lentil Chili
- Ready In:
- 3⁄4 cup dry lentils, cleaned
- 2 2 cups vegetable broth or 2 cups beef broth
- 1 (16 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
- 1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 -3 garlic cloves, crushed
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cumin
- 1⁄4 teaspoon allspice
- 1 (16 ounce) can tomato sauce
- 2 cups whole kernel corn
- Combine everything (except tomato sauce and corn) in 2 1/2 quart pot and boil over high heat.
- Reduce to low, cover, and simmer for 25- 30 minutes.
- Stir in tomato sauce and corn.
- Simmer for 10- 15 minutes.
- Serve hot!
- Great garnished with lowfat sour cream.
- For Vegetarian use only the vegetable broth. Do not use the low fat sour cream garnish for Vegans.
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I added about 2 cups of trimmed tri-tip meat to this. DH thought he'd like it beter w/ two 14.t ozcans of petit cut tomatoes and only 8 oz. of tomato sauce. Otherwise, I used all the stated ingredients, but I sautéed the onlion, bell pepper and garlic before adding the rest. We liked it very much, overall. It's interesting to me that DH says he doesn' like lentils, but so far all the lentil things I've mae from Food.com recipes....he likes just fine.
This is an easy, very tasty recipe! I did make a few changes (just to use up what I had on hand). I used a can of petite diced tomatoes, one can of low sodium black beans, drained, a cup of diced carrots, one celery stalk, chopped, some mushrooms, and doubled the chicken stock. I sauteed the onion, pepper, carrots and celery in a little olive oil before adding the other ingredients. I didn't add the corn, although I think it would be really good, and I didn't use the tomato sauce. I think this would have been a very good dish even without my changes, and will definitely make it again. Thanks for sharing!
This was an excellent lentil chili. I gave it 4 stars because I altered the recipe slightly. I saut?ed the chopped onions and green pepper in some olive oil before adding the remaining ingredients. I upped the lentils to 1 cup and used about 2 cups more chicken broth. I simmered the mixture for 25 minutes and then added the tomato sauce. I did not add corn but I think it would be good with it. I also added salt and pepper to taste.