Lean Star Lentil Chili

Ready in 45 minutes
3.3 avg, 4 review(s) 75% would make again

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As any Texan will tell you, we have the fastest horses and the prettiest women, make the best BBQ and the hottest chili. Here's a meatless version that ranks right up there with the best of them.

" Serve up a big steamin bowl of this genuine "Texas Red", along with a salad, corn tostados and a cold beverage at your next roundup. Even card carrying carnivores will be back for seconds."

- sarahhewlett

Ingredients

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1/2 cup onion; diced small
2 teaspoon olive oil
2 cloves Garlic; minced
3 tablespoons Chili powder
1 1/2 tablespoons Ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon Oregano
1/4 teaspoon Garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper; to taste, for heat
5 cups Water
1 cup dry brown lentils; rinsed, picked
1 1/2 cups tomato puree
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/4 teaspoon Sugar

Original recipe makes 8

Servings  

Preparation

Gently saute the onion with the oil in a soup pot for two minutes. Add the garlic for about 30 seconds, then the spices for an additional 30 seconds, stirring. Add the water, lentils and tomato puree. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and cook for about 30 minutes, skimming any surface foam as necessary and stirring occasionally. Add salt and sugar and cook until lentils are tender (5-10 minutes).

Puree half of the lentils and re-combine all. Check for seasoning; add additional water if needed.

Serve with corn tortilla chips. Put a bit of chopped onion or Pico de Gallo on top for garnish.

Each (3/4 cup) serving contains an estimated:

Cals: 132, FatCals: 20, total Fat: 2g

SatFat: 0g, PolyFat: 1g, MonoFat: 1g

Chol: 0mg, Na: 370mg, K: 521mg

TotCarbs: 22g, Fiber: 10g, Sugars: 4g

NetCarbs: 12g, Protein: 8g

Adapted from recipe by Chef Terry Conlan of Lake Austin Spa.

Notes

Serve up a big steamin bowl of this genuine "Texas Red", along with a salad, corn tostados and a cold beverage at your next roundup. Even card carrying carnivores will be back for seconds.

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Serve up a big steamin bowl of this genuine 'Texas Red', along with a salad, corn tostados and a cold beverage at your next roundup. Even card carrying carnivores will be back for seconds.
Kelleohara 6 years ago
Our grocery store was out of dry lentils so I used canned lentils and less water. I don't know how different it would have been but it was great anyhow.
sarahhewlett 7 years ago
Serve up a big steamin bowl of this genuine 'Texas Red', along with a salad, corn tostados and a cold beverage at your next roundup. Even card carrying carnivores will be back for seconds.
sarahhewlett 7 years ago
Serve up a big steamin bowl of this genuine 'Texas Red', along with a salad, corn tostados and a cold beverage at your next roundup. Even card carrying carnivores will be back for seconds. [I posted this recipe.]
promfh 8 years ago
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