Lentil Chili

Lentil Chili


"This makes for a pleasant alternative to your standard chili. It's also much lower in fat and has no meat! Enjoy! This recipe is from the WEBB Cooks, articles and recipes by Robyn Webb, courtesy of the American Diabetes Association. Preparation time: 15 minutes."


servings 281 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 281 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 6.1 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs:
  • 45g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 13.8 g
  • 28%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 376 mg
  • 15%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large pot over medium high heat, combine the oil, onion and garlic and saute for 5 minutes. Stir in the lentils and bulgur wheat. Add the broth, tomatoes, chili powder, cumin and salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes, or until lentils are tender.
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  1. 78 Ratings


This is an excellent recipe and I highly recommend it. I like to increase the chili powder a bit to make it hotter. As a note, I have found that I need to simmer the lentils in water for 20 mi...

Best vegetarian chili I EVER had, husband loved it as well. The only thing I did different is I added 1 can of kidney beans because I love them in chili. It was superb. Thank you for this wonder...

I really enjoyed making this recipe! Like some of the other reviewers, I prepped my lentils ahead of time by boiling them for a bit before I ever started the chili. I also had to add water to ...

This is a marvelous dish. I have a little suggestion for those who are a little timid around spicy foods. Instead of adding more chili powder, (which tends to overwhelm the flavor,) I suggest di...

This is a great week night meal. Flavorful, easy and quick. I added extra cumin and topped with grated cheese and sour cream.

Not lentil chili, but just regular lentil soup but in chowder form. It was good though I needed to add a heck of a lot more ingrdients so it had flavor. I wouldn't make again because my lentil s...

This is easy, affordable and very healthy. I'm adding it to my regular rotation of meals. I did need to double the liquid even though I soaked the lentils for an hour before cooking. I also adde...

This recipe was easy to make and very tasty (I did cut down the amount of chili powder to 1 tsp, because I don't like spicy food). However, I had to cook it for 1 full hour to get the lentils t...

Fantastic recipe! I substituted the 2 cups of tomatoes for a 14 1/2 ounce can of petite diced tomatoes (the liquid included!) I am also watching my carbs so I substituted the bulgur wheat for 2 ...