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Red Lentil Chili Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Jaimie Douglas

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 ounces dates (approximately 9 Deglet Noor)
1 pound red lentils
7 cups water, divided
2 14.5-ounce cans salt-free diced tomatoes (fire roasted preferred)
1 6-ounce can salt-free tomato paste
10 ounces chopped onion (approximately one large)
1 pound red bell pepper, (approximately 2 large), finely chopped*
8 cloves garlic, finely minced
4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1½ tablespoons dried parsley
1½ tablespoons dried oregano
1½ tablespoons salt-free chili powder
2 teaspoons smoked paprika (different than regular paprika)
½ teaspoon chipotle powder (or more to taste)
¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (or more to taste)
scallions (for topping at the end)

Faux Parmesan (for topping at the end)
1 cup raw almonds or cashews or walnuts
½ cup nutritional yeast
1 tablespoon salt-free seasoning (I prefer Benson’s Table Tasty)

Directions:
Directions:
Blend the dates in one cup of the water until smooth. (I like to use the food processor so it’s almost a puree.)

Place all remaining ingredients in an electric pressure cooker and cook on high for 10 minutes. Alternatively, place all ingredients in a slow cooker (with 6 cups water) and cook on low for 8 hours.

Sprinkle with chopped scallions and serve with baked tortilla chips or over a baked potato.

Faux Parmesan:
In a food processor fitted with the “S” blade or in a blender, combine all ingredients until a powdery texture is achieved. If you like it chunkier, process less.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
8
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
2 hours

 

 

 

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