Vegetable: Spicy Red Lentil Chili

posted by Terrytx 02-17-103 8:01 AM

* Exported from MasterCook *
Spicy Red Lentil Chili
Recipe By : Britney Elise
Serving Size : 6 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Soups And Stews
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1 medium onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 fresh jalapeno chile, seeded and finely chopped
1 celery rib, chopped
1 carrot, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
4 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons light brown sugar, packed
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon paprika
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon cayenne, or to taste
2 teaspoons dried oregano, crumbled
1 teaspoon dried thyme, crumbled
1 teaspoon dry mustard
2 cups lentils, rinsed and drained
1 Turkish, or 1/2 California bay leaf
2 quarts chicken stock or broth (64 oz)
accompaniments: sour cream, chopped tomato, scallions, cilantro

Cook onion, bell pepper, jalapeno, celery, carrot, garlic, salt, and pepper in oil in 5 to 6 quart heavy pot over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until softened, 6 to 8 minutes.

Meanwhile, stir together brown sugar, spices, oregano, thyme, and mustard, then add this mixture to the vegetables and cook, stirring until fragrant, for about 4 minutes. Add lentils, bay leaf, and stock. Simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally until lentils are very soft, 50 to 60 minutes. Discard bay leaf before serving.

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