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November 14, 2011

Lentil Chili Recipe

Filed under: Food, recipe, Vegetables — Tags: , , , , , — moneysavingcookbook @ 9:48 am

Ingredients
3 cups red lentils
1 450 g can peeled tomatoes
1 tbsp double concentrated tomato puree
1000 ml water
1 vegetable stock cube
2 onions
1 clove garlic
1 tbsp olive oil
salt
black pepper
mixed herbs

Preparation
Place a large, thick-bottomed saucepan over medium-high heat.
Add the oil and allow to get hot.
Slice the onions. Crush or slice the garlic clove. Add to the oil and allow to brown.
Add the lentils and stir.
Add the tomatoes, water and stock cube(or use made-up stock). Stir. Allow to come to a rolling boil. Stir.
Add the double concentrated tomato puree and stir thoroughly.
Add the seasonings, to taste.
Reduce to a medium heat and allow to simmer for approximately 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Top up with hot water to thin, as required.
Turn off the heat and let the chili rest for a few minutes before serving. Adjust the seasoning and spoon into bowls.

Serves 8

The taste of the chili matures the longer it is allowed to rest, so leftovers served the next day will taste better than chili served fresh.
Serve with toasted pita bread.

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