Vegan Lentil Chili

Vegan Lentil Chili

 

Whether you're already vegan, considering becoming vegan, or just want to eat less meat, this vegan lentil chili recipe is a fantastic dinner! It's so flavorful, you won't even miss the meat! 

2 cups French lentils

1 cup red lentils

1 medium onion (about 1 cup chopped)

3-4 large carrots (about 1 cup chopped) (feel free to use pre chopped frozen carrots!)

4 ribs celery (about ½ cup chopped) 

1 large can diced tomatoes

1 can of water

¼ cup olive oil

¼ cup chili powder

1 tbsp ground cumin

1 tbsp garlic powder

2 tsp black pepper

Salt to taste 

 

Heat your oil in a pan and add the onions. Saute until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the carrots and celery and cook for another 5 minutes. 

 

Add a pinch of salt and your spices and cook, stirring constantly for another minute or two. 

 

Add the lentils, tomatoes and water. Bring to a simmer and cook until the lentils are al dente (soft but with a light bite). 

 

You can, after adding the lentils, tomatoes and water, dump it into a crockpot and cook on high for up to 4 hours or low for up to 8 hours.