Slow Cooked Spicy Red Lentil Chili

January 27, 2017

 

 

Did you know lentils are a rich source of dietary fiber?  Lentils are also a powerhouse of nutrition. They are a good source of potassium, calcium, zinc, niacin and vitamin K, but are particularly rich in dietary fiber, lean protein, folate and iron.

 

Ingredients

2 cups red lentils

4 Tbsp butter

1 white onion, diced (about 2 cups)

2 stalks celery, trimmed, and diced (about 1/2 cup)

1/4 cup minced garlic

2 cups cored, diced tomatoes

1/2 green pepper cored, seeded, finely diced (about 1/2 cup)

32 oz low sodium vegetable broth

2 Tbsp tabasco sauce

1/4 tsp ground turmeric

1/4 tsp ground cumin

1/4 tsp ground cayenne pepper

1/4 tsp chili powder

2 Tbsp Cornstarch

2 tsp salt

1 tsp black pepper

 

Directions

1.  Add lentils, butter, onions, celery, garlic, tomatoes, green peppers, vegetable stock, Tabasco, turmeric, cumin, cayenne, chili powder, cornstarch, salt, and pepper to 6-8 qt slow cooker.  Stir to combine;  cover.

2.  Cook on HIGH 4 hours or LOW 8 hours.  Stir;  serve.

 

Source:  Wegmans

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