Make-Ahead Lentil Chili

Make-Ahead Lentil Chili

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15 min 50 min 1 h 5 min 6


1 tbsp Canola oil
1 large Yellow onion (coarsely chopped)
2 medium potato(es) Sweet potato (peeled, finely diced)
2 tbsp Chili powder
2 tbsp Tomato paste, canned
1 tbsp Garlic powder
1 tsp Oregano, dried
1/2 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Cayenne pepper (optional)
1 can(s) (16 oz) Diced tomatoes, canned
1 cup Water
1 can (19oz) Mixed beans, canned (drained, rinsed)
1 can (14oz) Green lentils, canned (drained, rinsed)
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese, reduced fat (18%) (for topping)
1/4 cup Sour cream, fat free (for topping)
1/4 cup Chives (for topping)


Heat a large pot over medium. Add oil, then onion and sweet potatoes. Cook until onions soften and potatoes start to brown, about 5 minutes.

Stir in chili powder, tomato paste, garlic powder, dried oregano, salt and cayenne.

Add tomatoes and water. Cook until potatoes are tender, about 25 minutes.

Stir in beans and lentils until warmed through, 2 minutes. Spoon chili into bowls. Top with cheese, sour cream and chives.


Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 89
Calories from fat 2.7
Calories from saturated fat 0.5
Total Fat 0.3 g
Saturated Fat 0.1 g
Trans Fat 0
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 151 mg
Potassium 449 mg
Total Carbohydrate 19.0 g
Dietary Fiber 3.4 g
Sugars 3.0 g
Protein 2.7 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Meat Alternative 1.0
Milk Alternative 0.4
Vegetables 2.4

Energy sources

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