Meatless Lentil Chili

My first lentil recipe made in direct response to my goal. I never make New Year resolutions, but this is not in response to Jan. 1... Even though it is a yr long endeavor, am I still in compliance with my distainful avoidance of New Year resolutions?

Well, back to the recipe.

Meatless Lentil Chili - Self Described as a Northwest Classic...just like me!

2 1/2 cups USA dry lentils, rinsed
5 cups water
1 packet dry onion soup mix
1 16 ounce can diced tomatoes
1 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin
Cheese for garnish (opt.)

1. Bring lentils and water to boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for about 20 minutes. (Note: Never put add salt when boiling lentils...it makes um tough!)

2. Add soup mix, tomatoes, chili powder, and cumin.

3. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.

Serves 6-8. Per serving: Calories 300, Protein 24g, Carbs 53g, Dietary Fiber 26g, Fat 1g, Cholesterol .06mg, Folate 355 mcg

It is that easy! I made it with stuff I had in the pantry. I only had tomato sauce so I used that instead and I was out of chili powder. I made my own little seasoning blend. I didn't add the cheese. It was really nummy, satisfying, and filling.

Amy really liked it. If she likes it, anyone will. She gives it 4 stars out of 5...so do I.

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Lisa said...

Brooke, I made this last night and it was easy and delish! Yummm...thanks for sharing. :)

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