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Spicy Red Lentil Chili
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 40 mins
 

Wegmans Spicy Red Lentil Chili Recipe

Course: Mains, Soups
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Spicy Red Lentil Chili, Wegmans Spicy Red Lentil Chili Recipe
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 222 kcal
Author: Alyssa Brantley
5 from 5 votes
Wegmans Spicy Red Lentil Chili Recipe from www.everydaymaven.com
Ingredients
  • 2 cups red lentils rinsed and picked over
  • 8 cups water divided
  • 2 tablespoons earth balance or butter divided
  • 1 large yellow onion chopped
  • 2 stalks of celery chopped
  • 5 to 6 cloves garlic chopped
  • 14.5 ounce can of diced tomatoes
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • 3/4 teaspoon cumin divided into 1/4 teaspoon and 1/2 teaspoon
  • 1 tablespoon Tabasco sauce see note above
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons sea salt divided into 2 teaspoons and 1/2 teaspoon
  • 3/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon chile powder divided into 1/4 tsp and 1/4 tsp
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch + 1/4 cup hot water
  • 1/2 green pepper ribs and seeds removed, diced
Instructions
To Prepare:
  1. In a small dish, measure 1/4 teaspoon cumin, 1/4 teaspoon turmeric, 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, 2 teaspoons sea salt, 3/4 teaspoon black pepper, 1/4 teaspoon chili powder and Tabasco sauce. Set aside.
  2. Sort lentils (pick out any stones / damaged lentils) and rinse.
  3. Place celery and garlic in food processor. Next, place onion quarters in food processor.

  4. Wash green pepper, remove ribs and seeds. Cut into thin strips.
  5. Finally, mix cornstarch with hot water until well combined.
To Cook:
  1. In a soup pot, combine lentils and 4 cups of water. Heat soup pot over medium low heat. Add Earth Balance until just melted.

  2. Add celery and garlic, cook another 4 minutes, stirring constantly.
  3. Add small bowl of spices and cook for 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Now, toss in tomatoes.
  4. Add vegetable stock and remaining 4 cups of water. Bring to a simmer. Once simmering, add in whole and pureed lentils with lentil liquid.

  5. Cook over a simmer 20 to 25 minutes, until lentils are tender. Once tender, bring to a boil and immediately add cornstarch / water mixture.
  6. Turn off heat; add green pepper, remaining 1 tablespoon of earth balance and remaining spices (1/4 teaspoon chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon cumin and 1/2 teaspoon sea salt.)
  7. Serve and Enjoy! Freezes great and even better the next day :)
Nutrition Facts
Spicy Red Lentil Chili
Amount Per Serving
Calories 222 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 1357mg59%
Potassium 559mg16%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 14g58%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 505IU10%
Vitamin C 14.9mg18%
Calcium 54mg5%
Iron 4.1mg23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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