Lentil Chili

Lentil ChiliWe entered a contest with Canadian Lentils called “The Star of the Show” where we are presenting Lentil Chili.  The great thing about this Lentil Chili is that you can use it multiple ways.  One way we’d like to show you how to use left over chili is using it in a lettuce wrap.  Recipe below ↓ ↓

Who doesn’t love a good Lentil Chili on a cold winters day after shoveling the driveway, or making snow forts with the kids.  Warms you up right to the core to get you back out there. (If you can’t tell, it’s winter where I am right now 🙂 )

Lentils are a great meat substitute in many recipes and is also a great source of fiber and protein.  We like eating meat but sometimes shelling out the 10-15 dollars to get the ground beef to make the chili is just not always doable.  Yet, paying 2-3 dollars for lentils is much more preferable.

When making the Lentil Chili you can use raw lentils and cook them with extra stock / water, or you can use canned beans.  Just watch the sodium percentage on the food label because some canned ones can be quite salty and not good for you.

 

 

 

 

Lentil Chili

 

Ingredients for Lentil Chili:

  • 4 Cups Soaked Lentils (or canned)Lentil Chili
  • 2 Cans Diced Tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Onion, Diced
  • 1 Yellow Pepper, Diced
  • 1 Orange Pepper, Diced
  • 3 Garlic Cloves, Minced
  • 3 Tbsp Chilli Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Cumin
  • Salt and Pepper

 

Directions for Lentil Chili:

  1. Heat olive oil in pot and sauté Peppers and Onions, adding Garlic halfway through,
  2. Add remaining ingredients,
  3. Simmer for 1 hour,
  4. Serve, Eat Well, and Be Happy

 

For Lettuce Wraps;

The best lettuce to use for lettuce wraps is Boston lettuce, yet you can really use most any lettuce.  You can use you favorite wrap ingredients such as;

  • Avocado / Guacamole,
  • Tomato / Pico,
  • Red onions,
  • Corn
  • Cheese
  • Sour Cream
  • Salsa
  • Jalapenos

 

Lentil Chili

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