Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Lentil Chili [recipe]

I am a huge fan of chili especially on fall evenings like we had in Ohio this past weekend. When my friend Bekah told me about a lentil chili I was intrigued, but not sold because I really do love meat in chili. Well it was love at first bite friends and when I made this for my husband he instantly proclaimed that we should have this chili once a week! So this is a recipe that you should definitely try this fall! Mmmm Hmmmm.
 Cast of Characters
8 cups chicken or vegetable broth
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
2 large carrots, chopped 
2 large celery stalks chopped
5 cloves garlic, finely chopped
4 tsp chili powder 
2 tsp cumin
1 Tbsp. Oregano
1 (16-ounce) package brown lentils (about 2 1/4 cups lentils)
2 (15-ounce) cans diced tomatoes
Chopped cilantro
What to do...Chop, chop, chop and add everything in the crock pot. I'm going to call this the chop and drop method. Then cook on high for 7 hours in the crock pot. Best served with sour cream and shredded cheddar cheese on top. Also tastes amazing with Beer bread and a pumpkin flavored beer.
Nutrition facts if you care:
Per serving : 120 calories (5 from fat), 0g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 180mg sodium, 21g total carbohydrate (7g dietary fiber, 6g sugar), 6g protein



Heather Marie said...

This looks amazing!! I need to try this I am always looking for ways to mix up my soups. This will be great!

Anonymous said...

Yummy! Perfect cool weather food.


Meg {henninglove} said...

whenever it FINALLY cools down i will make this recipe for sure, i love love lentils and never thought of using them in place of beans

Erin LFF said...

Oh YUM! We make probably 5 variations of chili in our house haha, we love it so much! I pinned this one and will definitely try it soon. The only thing I need to go buy is lentils!

Susannah said...

This sounds so good! I'm definitely going to have to try it!

Katie said...

this makes me so ready for fall!! i love chili!

Lauren said...

Mmm this does sound yummy! Thanks for sharing:-)

Laura Darling said...

Oh yum this will definitely be making it onto the meal rotation this fall!

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Betty said...

Yum! I love lentils. And chili. This sounds like a match made in heaven. Thanks for sharing! :)

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

That looks SO good! And reminds me that I need to make some beer bread soon. :)