Veggie & Lentil Chili Recipe

2013-01-29
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Healthy Tuesday today!  
Aren’t ya’ll so very excited that I change it up between Monday and Tuesday of each week just to keep everyone guessing!
Crazy I know!
 
Truly, I did think today was Monday…sigh…
I lost an entire day…
Just bear with me and hopefully I can get it together…
maybe…
I’m not making any promises though…
just saying…
 
I do promise that you’ll love, love, love this recipe 
for Healthy Lentil Veggie Chili.  
I just discovered lentils this past year and I truly adore them…
as much as one can truly adore a legume…
 
 The best part is that 1 cup=1 serving=120 calories
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 Veggie & Lentil Chili
1 carton 32 oz  vegetable broth
4 cups water
1 medium onion, chopped
1 large red bell pepper, chopped
5 cloves garlic, pressed
4 tsp chili powder
1-2 TBSP cumin
Morton’s Nature Seasoning
1–16 oz lentils
1 –15 oz cans diced tomatoes
Bring 3/4 cup broth to a simmer in a large 
pot over medium-high heat. 

Add onion, bell pepper and garlic and cook about 8 minutes 
or until onion is translucent and pepper is tender. 

Stir in chili powder and cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. 

Add lentils, tomatoes and remaining broth and water. 

Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low 
and simmer, covered, 1-2 hours.



 
 
The very healthy cast of characters…

Slice those peppers…

and dice those peppers…

Add 3/4 cup of the broth to the soup pot…

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Add the diced peppers..

and the diced onions…

Mmmmm…

Add the chopped or pressed garlic cloves…

Stir and cook about 5 minutes until veggies are soft…

The is the beginning of yumminess… 🙂

Add the 4 tsp of chili powder…

and stir for about 1 minute…

Add the can of diced tomatoes that did not make the ingredient picture…sigh..the tomatoes did not get the healthy Tuesday memo…they probably were there on Monday and gave up on me…just saying…
I know this because tomatoes are usually known for their promptness…

Pour in the bag of dry lentils…

Give it a quick stir…

 Add the remaining broth and about 4 cups of water…
If you have 2 containers of broth, you could just add that…I would have, but alas, I only had one container…

Mmmm…

Now add 1 – 2 TBSP cumin…

And, of course, my favorite, a generous shake …few shakes, to be exact…of the Morton’s Nature Seasoning….go ahead..a few more shakes will be fine…

Put on the lid and simmer for a couple of hours or you can put it in the crockpot and it will be ready when you get home…

Enjoy with the tiny little saltines…they are cute and I love them!  🙂

 
 
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