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
- Brown ground beef with the onion, drain.
- Add lentils and water. Simmer 1 1/2 hours.
- Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 15 minutes.