Vegetarian Lentil Chili
Recipe Type: Main
Cuisine: Vegetarian
An easy, comforting fall chili that's vegetarian to boot. This warm bowl of goodness with warm the soul and give your home a beautiful aroma on a cool day.
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • ¾ cup small white onion, diced
  • ¾ cup yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 1 spicy pepper, such as a jalapeño or similar, minced
  • 3-4 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 quart vegetable broth
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1½ cup dry lentils (your choice what type)
  • 1 large can crushed tomatoes (the bigger size – I think it’s 24oz ish?)
  • 1 can great northern/white beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tsp. cumin powder
  • 1 tsp. coriander powder
  • 1 heaping tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 heaping tsp. coarse salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  1. Heat the oil in a Dutch oven and cook the white onion, bell pepper and spicy pepper until softened. Add in the garlic and cook for 2-3 more minutes.
  2. Add in the broth and the lemon juice, and bring to a simmer. Add the lentils and the can of tomatoes. Bring back to a simmer and cook for about 20 minutes or until the lentils are al dente.
  3. Stir in the cumin, coriander, chili powder and paprika. Stir in the last cup of water, as the chile will likely have thickened during cook time. Finally, salt and adjust to taste.
  4. Serve with yogurt, cheddar cheese, crackers, or whatever you like.
Recipe by Honest Cooking at