Monday, October 10, 2011

Lentil Chili

Nice and thick.  That's how I like my chili.  I loved all the lentils in this.  I don't make lentils enough and I need to start making them more!

I don't remember exactly how much broth I used, I think the recipe that I had called for 6 cups but I know I used less.  Like I said, I like it thick.  :-) 

Lentil Chili

1 lb. ground turkey (or a veggie burger if vegetarian)
5 cups chicken broth
2 cups lentils
1/2 can tomato paste
1 can diced tomatoes
1 large onion, chopped
1 red pepper, chopped
1 1/2 tbsp. chili powder
1 tsp. cumin
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. garlic powder

Total calories = 1620 calories
10 cups = 162 calories

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$5 Dinner Challenge at $5 Dinners
My Meatless Monday at My Sweet and Savory
Your Recipe, My Kitchen at Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker
Just another Meatless Monday at What's for Dinner, Mom?
Midnight Maniac Meatless Monday at Midnight Maniac
Made By You Mondays at Skip to my Lou
Mangia Mondays at Delightfully Dowling
Tuesday at the Table at All The Small Stuff
Tasty Tuesday at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam
Hearth & Soul at Mom's Sunday Cafe
Tasty Tidbits at Permanent Posies
Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays at SS & GF
Real Food Wednesday at Kelly the Kitchen Kop
The Mommy Club at Crystal and Co.
Works for me Wednesday at We Are THAT Family
Gluten Free Wednesdays at Gluten Free Homemaker

Calories calculated from Some numbers are approximate and rounded.


  1. Oh, I love lentils! This sounds mighty tasty.

  2. Lentils are so good. I always have a bag of them on hand. This is perfect for the up coming cold days.
    - Holy Cannoli Recipes

  3. I need to use lentils more often too - they are so cheap and filling - looks delicious Debbi! Happy Monday!

    p.s. not only did I get to the gym this morning but I walked 45 minutes at lunch today - woot! I need another good weigh in this week :D

  4. This looks AMAZING! Would love for you to come over and link up to my tasty Tuesday party!

  5. That looks great. I am always trying to come up with new and healthy chilis. In fact, I shared one at the Hearth and Soul hop too. After reading Alea's post I have decided to stumble a bunch of the entries and hope you could comment/stumble mine too :)

  6. I love thick chili and lentil chili sounds amazing!!

  7. Oooh! That sounds interesting. I don't know what I do wrong, but I always manage to screw lentils up. They end up turning to ugly brown mush. Perhaps I should follow good recipes like this one rather than trying to wing it all the time:)

  8. I think lentils are the ultimate power food. Soo jammed pack with nutrients. Lovely chili.

  9. What a fantastically nutritious, as well as delicious, chili! Thank you for sharing your lentil chili with the Hearth and Soul hop.

  10. I am so ready for chili weather! In fact, I am making some tomorrow and maybe this would be a great recipe to try. Thanks for sharing it at Tuesday's Tasty Tidbits.