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Healthy Lentil Chilli

Food Network Kitchen's Healthy Lentil Chilli
Healthy Lentil Chili
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
45 min
Yields
6 servings

This hearty vegetarian chilli is both nutritious and satisfying, thanks to the protein-packed navy beans and brown lentils. We added a generous dose of dried spices and other pantry staples to boost the flavour and make this dish accessible for any night of the week.

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ingredients

1
tbsp olive oil
1
large onion, diced
1
red, orange or yellow bell pepper, diced
4
cloves garlic, minced
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
2
tbsp tomato paste
2
tbsp chili powder
1 ½
tsp dried oregano
½
tsp ground cumin
4
cups low-sodium vegetable broth
2 14.5-oz
cans fire-roasted diced tomatoes
1 15-oz
can navy beans or another small white bean (do not drain)
1
cup dried brown lentils
1
dried bay leaf
1
tbsp red wine vinegar
Shredded reduced-fat Cheddar, plain yogurt, pickled jalapenos and crushed tortilla chips, for serving (all are optional)
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directions

Step 1

Heat the olive oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add the onion, bell pepper, garlic, ½ teaspoon salt and several grinds of black pepper. Cook until vegetables are just tender and browned in spots, stirring occasionally, about 6 minutes. Stir in the tomato paste, chili powder, oregano and cumin, then continue to cook until fragrant and brick-red in color, stirring frequently, about 2 minutes.

Step 2

Stir in the chicken broth, diced tomatoes, beans (and their liquid), lentils, bay leaf, ½ teaspoon salt and a couple grinds of black pepper. Bring to a steady simmer, then reduce the heat to medium-low. Partially cover with a lid and gently simmer, stirring occasionally, until the lentils are tender and the chili has thickened slightly, 35 to 45 minutes.

Step 3

Remove the bay leaf and stir in the vinegar. Season with salt and black pepper. Ladle into bowls and serve with toppings as desired.

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