This makes for a pleasant alternative to your standard chili. It's also much lower in fat and has no meat! Enjoy! This recipe is from the WEBB Cooks, articles and recipes by Robyn Webb, courtesy of the American Diabetes Association. Preparation time: 15 minutes.

Recipe Summary

Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large pot over medium high heat, combine the oil, onion and garlic and saute for 5 minutes. Stir in the lentils and bulgur wheat. Add the broth, tomatoes, chili powder, cumin and salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes, or until lentils are tender.

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Nutrition Facts

281 calories; protein 13.8g 28% DV; carbohydrates 45g 15% DV; fat 6.1g 9% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 375.6mg 15% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
01/02/2004
This is an excellent recipe and I highly recommend it. I like to increase the chili powder a bit to make it hotter. As a note I have found that I need to simmer the lentils in water for 20 minutes then drain prior to making the chili otherwise they stay too firm and need much more liquid than the recipe calls for. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/29/2003
Not lentil chili but just regular lentil soup but in chowder form. It was good though I needed to add a heck of a lot more ingrdients so it had flavor. I wouldn't make again because my lentil soup tasts much better. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 32
  • 3 star values: 13
  • 2 star values: 1
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Rating: 4 stars
01/02/2004
This is an excellent recipe and I highly recommend it. I like to increase the chili powder a bit to make it hotter. As a note I have found that I need to simmer the lentils in water for 20 minutes then drain prior to making the chili otherwise they stay too firm and need much more liquid than the recipe calls for. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2010
Best vegetarian chili I EVER had husband loved it as well. The only thing I did different is I added 1 can of kidney beans because I love them in chili. It was superb. Thank you for this wonderful recipe which I will be making often! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/08/2008
I really enjoyed making this recipe! Like some of the other reviewers I prepped my lentils ahead of time by boiling them for a bit before I ever started the chili. I also had to add water to the mix since the chicken stock soaked up pretty quickly but then that might have just been me. I like just a tiny bit of spice and the two tablespoons was plenty. It was a really easy one to make and nice and filling as well! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2009
This is a marvelous dish. I have a little suggestion for those who are a little timid around spicy foods. Instead of adding more chili powder, (which tends to overwhelm the flavor,) I suggest dicing anaheim chili peppers. One nice large crisp one is a good starter, they are very mild and extremely flavorful, I even add them to my chicken soups etc. Enjoy, and God bless. Wolf Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2010
Fantastic recipe! I substituted the 2 cups of tomatoes for a 14 1/2 ounce can of petite diced tomatoes (the liquid included!) I am also watching my carbs so I substituted the bulgur wheat for 2 cups of chopped celery, and substituted the vegetable oil for olive oil. I did cook it a little while longer than the recipe called for. It was fantastic! We ate it with cornbread (it could have also been a nice side dish, or over white rice)Next time I think I will attempt to throw it in the crock-pot and see how it turns out. Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/23/2006
This is a great week night meal. Flavorful easy and quick. I added extra cumin and topped with grated cheese and sour cream. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/25/2011
This is easy, affordable and very healthy. I'm adding it to my regular rotation of meals. I did need to double the liquid even though I soaked the lentils for an hour before cooking. I also added kidney beans, as another reviewer suggested, which made it seem more like chili. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/29/2003
Not lentil chili but just regular lentil soup but in chowder form. It was good though I needed to add a heck of a lot more ingrdients so it had flavor. I wouldn't make again because my lentil soup tasts much better. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2003
This recipe was easy to make and very tasty (I did cut down the amount of chili powder to 1 tsp because I don't like spicy food). However I had to cook it for 1 full hour to get the lentils to be even slightly tender! I added the juice I had reserved from the canned tomatoes so that there would be enough liquid for the longer cooking time. Read More
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