Dec 18, 2013

Lentil Chili

This recipe is one of our family favorites.  It fits nicely into our budget and I can make our money go farther if I use all lentils instead of the beef.  Our whole family LOVES lentil chili so I have to make a HUGE batch to satisfy everyone.  I can also make it stretch by serving it over rice, especially nice if we have company drop by unexpectedly.

  • 2 onion, chopped
  • 2 tsp. cumin
  • 20 c. water
  • 2 lb. dry lentils
  • 4 tsp. salt
  • 4 c. salsa
  • 2-29 oz. canned tomatoes, crushed
  • 2 lb. ground beef
  • 2 tbsp. chili powder
  1. Brown ground beef with the onion, drain.  
  2. Add lentils and water. Simmer 1 1/2 hours.  
  3. Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 15 minutes.
Variations:  Omit meat and double the amount of lentils for a vegetarian dish.  Serve over rice.  Top with cheese and/or sour cream.

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