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18 - Simple and Cozy Lentil Chili


Simple and Cozy Lentil Chili

Welcome in fall with this simple and cozy lentil chili. Most of the ingredients are likely already in your pantry, so it’s a good go-to recipe when you need something but don’t have time to run to the grocery store. Try it with a corn muffin or corn chips.


3 cups chopped onion
3 tablespoons olive oil
1-2 tablespoons salt
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon granulated onion
1 tablespoon granulated garlic
14 oz. can tomato sauce
½ cup ketchup
4 ½ cups lentils
12 cups water (more as needed)
1 tablespoon smoked paprika

  • Cook lentils in water for 30 minutes on medium low heat after bringing to a boil.
  • Saute onions in pan with olive oil until caramelized, about 10 minutes. Add to lentils.
  • Add remaining ingredients except for ketchup and paprika. Cook another 20 minutes or until broth gets creamy. Add more water as needed.
  • Add ketchup and paprika and serve.

Serves: 10


Total cooking time:  1 hour