Lentil Chili

Lentil Chili

  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 50 min
  • Total: 1 hr 5 min
  • Serving: 6

A true Vegan classic, Lentil Chili becomes a hearty meal when served with a loaf of multi-grain artisan bread.


  • 8 cups vegetable broth, divided
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 large red bell pepper, chopped
  • 5 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 4 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1, 16 ounce package brown lentils, rinsed and sorted
  • 2, 15 ounce cans diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped


  1. Bring 3/4 cups broth to a simmer in a large pot. Add onion, red pepper and garlic and cook about 8 minutes or until onion and pepper are tender.
  2. Stir in chili powder and cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add lentils, tomatoes and remaining broth.
  3. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, partially covered, for 30 minutes or until lentils are almost tender. Uncover and cook an additional 10 minutes. Stir in cilantro and serve.


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