Tomato & Yellow Pepper Chili w/Brown Lentils & FRESH Cilantro- Naturally Vegan & Vegetarian

This recipe is super quick.  We have substituted out the kidney beans and replaced them with nutritious lentils.  There are a couple of types of lentils out there.  Our preferred type are the brown lentils available in small 16 oz size bag.

Entree: Lunch, Dinner or Side

(Under 7 Item Recipe)
TOMATO & YELLOW PEPPER CHILI W/BROWN LENTILS & FRESH CILANTRO

Yields: 6 Servings
Cook & Prep Time: 50 Minutes

INGREDIENTS NEEDED:
8 Cups Low-Sodium vegetable Broth, separated into two portions (3/4 in one bowl and 1/4 in another)
1 Medium Organic Yellow or Brown Onion
1 Organic Yellow Pepper
4 Teaspoons Organic Chili Powder (unsalted)
8 Fresh Organic Tomatoes (4 Cups)
1/4 Cup Fresh Organic Cilantro, chopped
5 Cloves Garlic, chopped fine

Directions:
Bring 3/4 Cup broth to a boil, reduce heat to low.  Take chopped garlic, onions and yellow peppers cooking until onions turn clear and tender    (About 6 minutes).  Add chili powder.  Stir frequently for the next couple minutes.  Add fresh tomatoes and lentils along with remaining 1/4 cup vegetable broth.  Increase heat up to medium bringing it to boil, reduce heat to low and simmer covered for 25 minutes until lentils are soften.  Remove cover and cook for 15 additional minutes.  Serve the chili in a bowl and top with fresh Organic Cilantro. You can also add other toppings if you have any toppers on hand.  I love serving this in a fresh sourdough bread bowl making it a hardy, delicious and nutritious vegan, vegetarian meal.
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**Naturally Vegan/ Vegetarian Recipe**
To Vary the flavor profile add your favorite seasonings to change the taste next time _____________________________________________________________________________________________

Shopping List for Fast & Delicious : Tomato & Yellow Pepper Chili w/Brown Lentils and Fresh Cilantro
Low-Sodium vegetable Broth (8 Cups) * You can make your own fresh -see recipe to follow, or buy low sodium organic vegetable broth
Organic Yellow or Brown Onion (1 Medium)
Organic Yellow Pepper (1 Medium)
Organic Chili Powder -unsalted (4 Teaspoons)
Fresh Organic Tomatoes (8 Medium or 4 Cups) *If you don’t have fresh you can use unsalted diced organic tomatoes – NO SALT added*
Fresh Organic Cilantro (1/4 Cup or 4 Sprigs)
Organic Garlic (5 Cloves)

**HIGH FIBER**

Vegan, Vegetarian, fat free high fiber recipe

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