Hearty Lentil Chili

Hearty Lentil Chili
Warm up on a chilly day with this delicious vegan chili. Great after a long day or right before the big game!
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  1. 1 cup green lentils
  2. 2 cups water
  3. 1 large sweet onion, chopped
  4. 1 jalapeno, with seeds removed and minced
  5. 2 red or green bell peppers, chopped
  6. 2 cans fire roasted tomatoes
  7. 1 can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  8. 1 can dark red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  9. 1 tablespoon cumin
  10. 1 cup medium salsa
  1. Chop onion and red/green peppers. Drain and rinse the pinto and dark red kidney beans. Remove the ribs and seeds from the jalapeno and mince.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a slowcooker in the order listed, starting with the lentils.
  3. Cook on high for 4 hours, or on low for 8-10 hours.Turn to low until ready to serve, or chill and freeze in portions.
  4. Garnish with your favorite toppings and serve!
  1. Garnishes: vegan sour cream, cilantro, fresh tomato, avocado
Adapted from Marisa Westbrook
Adapted from Marisa Westbrook
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