Okay, so this may be the best chili I’ve ever eaten! There’s no meat in it, so I was actually surprised that I liked it so much since I normally would prefer meat in my chili! However, if you’re vegetarian, vegan, or the like, then you are going to LOVE me for this recipe! Heck, even if you do eat meat, like myself, then you will still LOVE me for this recipe!
Don’t think for a second that this isn’t hearty due to it’s lack of meat – it is SO filling! Of course, the ingredients are all great for you and provide some awesome health benefits, so you can feel great about eating it! Some of those health benefits are as follows.
- Helps to lower cholesterol
- Heart healthy
- High quality protein
- STRONGLY anti-inflammatory
- Great for weight loss
- High in fiber
- Cancer prevention
- Helps to regulate blood sugar
- Energy boosting
If you are a chili lover, this recipe is a must-try!
LENTIL QUINOA CHILI
- 2 small red onions, chopped
- 2 celery stalks, chopped
- 2 red bell peppers, seeded and chopped
- 4 tomatoes, chopped
- 4 1/2 cups water
- 1 cup dry green lentils, rinsed
- 1/2 cup dry quinoa, rinsed
- 1 15 oz. can tri bean blend (or beans of your choice)
- 3/4 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 tsp. sea salt
- 2 Tbsp chili powder
- 2 tsp. cumin
- 1 Tbsp. oregano
1.) Add all the ingredients to a slow cooker, stir, then cook on high for 5-6 hours or on low for 7-8 hours.
2.) When the time is up, use a ladle to ladle the chili into bowls to serve.
Top with plain Greek yogurt, green onions, and/or cheese, if desired, then sit back and get ready to get flavor punched with how delicious this is – you will be blown away! Enjoy! 🙂