Lentil Chili

¿Hola como estas!?

The D.J. on the radio said the heat index is 94 degrees here today, but because I do what I want, and have A/C, — I made this lentil chili as I cooly danced around my dance kitchen floor.

This recipe is from Simply Quinoa, and it came up in my feeds today as I was wondering what I could do with some leftover cooked lentils I had in my refrigerator from another recipe. Ah, good ole serendipity!

She calls it lentil sloppy joes. I called it chili. Whatever you want to call it, you’ll call it pretty dang good. She served hers on a bun. I served our over pasta. She used a slow cooker with uncooked lentils. I used the stovetop with already-prepared lentils. She had her measurements. And, I tweeked them for our tastes and the amount of lentils I had already made.

Anyway, here we go… 🚀


1- cup chopped carrots 🥕

1 – cup chopped mushrooms 🍄

1- cup chopped onions, or generous sprinkle of onion powder to taste, I opt for that

3 – cloves of garlic, minced

Approximately 3.5 cups of cooked lentils. (If uncooked, use 1 1/2 cups.)

I omitted the quinoa, but you can add 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa if you like.

8 oz. – tomato sauce

1/2 – cup ketchup

1 – Tbsp. Maple syrup

1 – tsp. hot sauce

1/4 – tsp. Chili powder

1- tsp. paprika

Salt and pepper to taste

1 – cup vegetable broth


Sauté your carrots and mushrooms

Add minced garlic till fragrant

Stir that around

Dance in your kitchen 💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻

Add all the other ingredients and bring to s boil, then cover on simmer to keep warm once the veggies are cooked. All we’re doing is warming this through.

Make your pasta

Dance some more 💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻

Drain pasta

Mix together, or plate separately.

Top with your favorite vegan cheddar for a skyline chili totally vegan dinner! Enjoy!

Leftovers equals no cooking tomorrow! Yay!

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