This week I was in need of a healthy and hearty quick recipe that I could pull together in a snap and have ready for dinner for my family. Chili certainly seemed like the perfect comfort food I needed and this Lentil Veggie Chili definitley won me over. My kids also devoured it so that is always a bonus to me.
I stumbled upon this recipe, which was one that I had discovered on Pinterest when I first switched to a Vegetarian diet and I remember it was one of the first Vegetarian dishes I ever made and I thought, if Vegetarian recipes are this delicious and easy then I am sold!
All I had to do was chop and sauté the veggies and rinse the lentils and beans, then place everything in my slow cooker with a few other ingredients and let it cook until it was dinner time. It was magical! Such a mommy saver!
Bonus, is that I made this in the slow cooker so it was a set it and forget it recipe which is always a win when you are juggling work and kids.
My two-year old loved it as well as my husband. My four-year old tried it but is very set in his eating ways with little variety and sticks to pizza and pasta for dinner these days. I am sure he will come around as he see’s me cooking this incredible food!
- 1 15 oz can black beans rinsed and drained
- 1 cup of green lentils, rinsed and drained
- 1 15 oz can fire roasted tomatoes
- 1 15 oz can crushed tomatoes
- 1 small yellow onion diced
- 1 small red onion diced
- 1 green bell pepper diced
- 1 red bell pepper diced
- 3 cloves of garlic minced or shaved using a truffle shaver
- 2 cups of veggie stock
- 1 cup frozen corn
- 1 tablespoon cumin
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- Heat up a medium skillet with olive oil and add the onions, peppers and garlic
- Sauté' until translucent and add in salt and pepper to taste.
- Set up your slow cooker and add in the sautéed veggies along with all of the other ingredients. Stir well and let cook on high for 5-6 hours and wallah dinner in a snap!
- Top with any favorite chili or soup toppings you like. Head to the notes section to check out my toppings list.
- Pan roasted pumpkin flavored with garam masala and a drizzle of maple syrup (so good)
- Raw diced red onion and bell peppers
- Avocado with a squeeze of lime
- Shredded Sharp Cheddar cheese