I bought a bag of red lentils before I even knew what I was going to do with it. It's been sitting in the cupboard just waiting for the perfect recipe to come along.
Smokey Red Lentil Chili sounded amazing. Plus it was from Veronica's blog so I knew it HAD to be good!
Normally I like my chili really chunky. This isn't a thin chili but it's not super chunky. It tasted fantastic so that didn't bother me at all.
Gourmet Garden sent me a whole cooler full of spices and herbs. These are just a few of the many varieties. These are perfect with this chili! Gourmet Garden wants to send you a whole cooler full of these too.
The first night we ate the chili over pasta. I would have loved some whole wheat penne or something but the kids are all about spaghetti noodles. It actually had the texture of spaghetti sauce but of course tasted like chili.
Chili is classic tailgating food!