Lentil Chili recipe that is vegan, vegetarian, budget-friendly, and gluten-free. Option to make in the Instant Pot or on the stovetop
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 45minutes
Total Time 1hour
1mediumgreen bell pepperdiced
1Tablespoonchili powderor more to taste
1/4teaspoonred pepper flakes
15ouncecan no-salt added diced tomatoesundrained
1cuplentilsrinsed & picked over
1Tablespoonred wine vinegar
Heat the oil in a large soup pot over medium high heat.
Add onion & peppers, and sauté for about 7 minutes. Add in garlic, 1 TBSP chili powder, cumin, paprika, and red pepper flakes. Stir for 30 seconds then add in tomatoes, lentils, and water.
Bring to a boil, and reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 20 minutes. Season with salt. Taste to see if you want to add more chili powder or red pepper flakes. Add gradually (by 1/4 tsp) so you don't end up adding too much.
If using, stir in red wine vinegar.
Simmer another 10 minutes until it is to your desired consistency and the lentils have completely softened.
*Makes 8-9 cups
Recipe from Living Well Kitchen https://blog.memeinge.com/lentil-chili/