Spanish Lentil Chili

September 23, 2016

Author Notes: This lentils chili has robust flavor and mild heat. Perfect for taste buds on all scales, plus is it quick and easy to make.
Palouse Brand

Serves: 10

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces dried brown lentils
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion, medium
  • 5 cloves, garlic minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 64 ounces cartons low sodium chicken stock
  • 29 ounces no-salt diced tomatoes
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 teaspoons chili powder
  • 24 ounces tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon salt
In This Recipe

Directions

  1. Bring water to a boil in a medium pot.
  2. Once boiling add lentils and simmer on high for 30 minutes or until done.
  3. Meanwhile, in large skillet, add olive oil and sauté onion and garlic for approximately 4 minutes.
  4. Add diced red pepper till soft, approximately 2 minutes then add chopped cilantro and cook for approximately 1 minute.
  5. Add chicken stock, diced tomatoes, tomato paste and bay leaf, bring to a boil.
  6. Add chili powder, sea salt and pepper and continue to boil for approximately 10 minutes, reduce heat to low.
  7. Add cooked, drained lentils cover and simmer for 20 minutes.

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