Lentil Chili

Makes: 6 servings
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Lentils, tomatoes, and ground beef are a winning combination in the lentil chili. This recipe packs 9 grams of fiber per serving. Flavorful and filling.


1/2 pound ground beef (15% fat)
1 1/2 cups onion (chopped)
1 clove garlic (crushed)
2 cups lentils (cooked, drained)
2 cans tomatoes, diced or crushed (29 ounce or 2 cans 14 1/2 ounce)
1 tablespoon chili powder
  cumin, ground (1/2 teaspoon, optional)


1. In a large saucepan, brown beef over medium-high heat, breaking it into bite sized pieces. Drain fat.

2. Add onion and garlic and cook until softened.

3. Add lentils, tomatoes, chili powder, and cumin. Cook for about 1 hour until flavors are blended.

4. Serve hot, topped with your favorite chili toppings.



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No problems, I would just add more spice! Possibly a jar of salsa added to it, or a can of diced green chilies would have been a good addition.
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