Flash Recipe: Lentil Chili

Lentils. The petite legume with enormous taste and creaminess makes a quick-cooking, satisfying chili. You can make this spicy, richly flavored chili in under an hour.

Recipe: Lentil Chili
1 1/2 cup brown lentils, picked through and rinsed
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 red onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 14.5-ounce can Muir Glen Fire Roasted Petite Diced Tomatoes with Adobo Seasoning
1 pinch red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon chipotle pepper
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1 tablespoon Kosher salt


  1. Add lentils and 3 cups cold water to a 3-quart pot.
  2. Add olive oil, chopped red onion and garlic.
  3. Cook lentils on medium-low heat, with lid on, until soft (approximately 20 minutes).
  4. Check lentils at 10-minute intervals and stir to avoid them sticking to the bottom of the pan.
  5. After 20 minutes, remove lid and add can of tomatoes, pepper flakes, chipotle pepper, and chili powder.
  6. Turn heat to low and allow lentils to cook until they appear creamy.
  7. Stir in salt and adjust to taste.
  8. Serve warm with rice or cornbread–or on its own.
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    This looks like a really unique chili recipe. I love the mild, earthy flavor of lentil. I may just have to wait though til the temperature drops a little. But I am definitely making this dish. I am sure hubby will be delighted.

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