Make-Ahead Lentil Chili

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
15 min 50 min 6
Make-Ahead Lentil Chili
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1 tbsp Canola oil
1 large Yellow onion (coarsely chopped)
2 medium potato 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 dash 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 265
Calories from fat 48
Calories from saturated fat 13.8
Total Fat 5.4 g
Saturated Fat 1.5 g
Trans Fat 0.1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.3 g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.2 g
Cholesterol 6.5 mg
Sodium 857 mg
Potassium 1149 mg
Total Carbohydrate 45 g
Dietary Fiber 13.8 g
Sugars 5.8 g
Protein 16.6 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Meat Alternative 1.0
Milk Alternative 0.4
Vegetables 3.0

Energy sources