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A hearty one pot Smoky Lentil Chili recipe perfect for those cold winter nights! This Lentil Chili has a rich smoky flavor, packed with vegetables, high in protein and fiber and is absolutely comfort in a bowl! | joyfulhealthyeats.com #glutenfree

Smoky Lentil Chili

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 8-10 1x
  • Category: Soup, Beef, Gluten Free

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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons diced chipotle chilis in adobe sauce
  • 1.5 lbs. ground beef
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 1 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 3 teaspoons chili powder
  • 3 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons of tomato paste
  • 28 oz. can Muir Glen fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 3 cups of water
  • juice of 3 limes (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 1/2 cup lentils, rinsed
  • 14 oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 14 oz. can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 14 oz. can corn kernels (no salt), drained and rinsed
  • Optional: garnish with plain greek yogurt, chives, sliced avocado

Instructions

  1. Bring a large Dutch Oven to medium high heat.
  2. Add in olive oil and red onions. Saute until onions are translucent, stirring occasionally. About 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add in the garlic and chipotle chilis. Stir and saute for 2 minutes.
  4. Next add in the ground beef, cook until the beef is cooked through and no longer pink, about 5-7 minutes. Chopping up the beef to smaller pieces throughout the cooking process.
  5. Next add in the red pepper, green pepper, carrots, ground cumin, chili powder, smoked paprika, salt, oregano, cinnamon, and tomato paste.
  6. Stir and cook for about 3-4 minutes.
  7. Then add in your diced tomatoes, water, and lime juice. Stir, cover, and bring to a boil.
  8. Once boiling, add in the lentils, black beans, kidney beans, and corn. Stir, reduce to simmer.
  9. Cover the chili and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  10. Serve!


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups
  • Calories: 324
  • Sugar: 6 g
  • Sodium: 579 mg
  • Fat: 11 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 34 g
  • Fiber: 12 g
  • Protein: 23 g
  • Cholesterol: 43 mg