Easy Lentil Chili

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Easy Lentil Chili
Whole Foods Market

This simple vegetarian chili recipe uses lentils instead of beans. Brown lentils work best as they will hold their shape even when tender after cooking. Serve over brown rice or with whole-grain hearth bread.

6
Servings
304
Calories Per Serving
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Ingredients

  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 large red bell pepper, chopped
  • 8 Cups low-sodium vegetable broth, divided
  • 5 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 4 Teaspoons salt-free chili powder
  • 2 1/4 Cups brown lentils
  • 2 15-ounce cans diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 Cup chopped fresh cilantro

Directions

Heat a large pot over medium-high heat. When hot, add onion and bell pepper; cook, stirring frequently, until vegetables brown and begin to stick to the bottom of the pot, about 6 minutes. Stir in 3 tablespoons of broth and continue to cook, stirring, until onion is soft and lightly browned. Stir in garlic and chili powder and cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add lentils, tomatoes and remaining broth. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, partially covered, 30 minutes or until lentils are almost tender. Uncover and cook 10 minutes longer. Stir in cilantro and serve.

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Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
2g
2%
Sugar
7g
N/A
Saturated Fat
0.2g
1.2%
Protein
20g
40%
Carbs
56g
19%
Vitamin A
115µg
13%
Vitamin B6
0.7mg
36.2%
Vitamin C
59mg
99%
Vitamin E
2mg
12%
Vitamin K
18µg
22%
Calcium
101mg
10%
Fiber
12g
48%
Folate (food)
375µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
375µg
94%
Iron
6mg
34%
Magnesium
61mg
15%
Monounsaturated
0.3g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
3mg
17%
Phosphorus
251mg
36%
Polyunsaturated
0.7g
N/A
Potassium
906mg
26%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
16.7%
Sodium
121mg
5%
Thiamin (B1)
1mg
99%
Zinc
3mg
19%

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