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Smoky Red Lentil Chili

Protein | Veggies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Katie's Conscious Kitchen

Ingredients

Veggies

  • 1 diced onion
  • 1 bell pepper diced
  • 2 15-oz cans diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups corn kernels frozen or canned

Protein

  • 1 can black beans 15 oz
  • 1 can kidney beans 15 oz
  • 3/4 cup red lentils not green or brown lentils

Seasonings

  • 2 cups water more as needed
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp ground cumin
  • 2 tbsp chili powder more to taste
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Garnish Ideas

  • chopped cilantro
  • green onions
  • diced avocado
  • minced white onions
  • sour cream
  • shredded cheese
  • crème fraîche
  • fritos
  • corn chips
  • sliced jalapeño
  • lime wedges

Instructions

  • Heat a splash of oil over medium heat in a large heavy bottomed soup pot. Sauté the onion and red pepper for 5 minutes or so, stirring often.
  • Add the garlic, and stir for another minute.
  • Add the seasonings, tomatoes, beans, corn, lentils, and water.
  • Bring to a boil then reduce to a gentle simmer and let cook, covered, for about 25 minutes or until the lentils are mushy and fully cooked. Add liquid as needed and stir occasionally to prevent from sticking.
  • Taste and adjust seasonings as desired. Add salt to taste, chili powder for heat, and paprika for smokiness.
  • Garnish with toppings of choice and serve.