Hearty Veggie Lentil Chili
Hearty veggie chili full of flavor.
Servings Prep Time
8servings 10minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
8servings 10minutes
Cook Time
  • 28oz. can Diced Tomatoes, No Salt Added
  • 5large Medjool Date, pitted and halved
  • 1large Yellow Onion, Chopped
  • 3stalks Celery, chopped
  • 1cup White Button Mushrooms, chopped
  • 1large Bell Pepper, any color
  • 1cup Carrots, Frozen
  • 4cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2Tbsp Chili Powder, Unsalted
  • 1tsp Cumin
  • 1 1/2tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1/2tsp Chipotle Pepper
  • 1 1/2Tbsp Parsley, dried
  • 1 1/2Tbsp Oregano, dried
  • 1Tbsp Liquid Smoke, Hickory
  • 15oz can Dark Red Kidney Beans, Unsalted, rinsed and drained
  • 2cups Red Lentil, rinsed and drained
  • 5cups Veggie Stock, unsalted(used “Kitchen Basics”)
  • 4 Kale Leaves (destemmed & cut into bite sizes)
  1. Add diced tomatoes and Medjool dates to a blender. Blend until smooth. Set aside.
  2. Chop the celery, onions, white mushrooms, and bell pepper. Mince the garlic. Add all chopped veggies to the instant pot or a large saucepan. Sautee veggies for 7 minutes. Add a splash of water if sticking occurs. Add all remaining spices to sauteed veggies. Give a quick stir thru and cook an additional minute.
  3. Add the rinsed and drained lentils and red kidney beans to the pan with sauteed veggies. Give a quick stir thru.
  4. Add the veggie stock and blended tomato sauce to the pan with veggies. Give another quick stir thru and cover. INSTANT POT: cook on “High Mode” (Bean/Chili Mode) for 10 minutes. STOVE TOP: Bring to a boil over high heat then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 45 minutes, stirring frequently until the lentils are soft.
  5. Rinse the kale leaves. Cut away the stems. Chop the destemmed kale leaves into small pieces.
  6. Remove lid, add the chopped Kale to the pot. Stir thoroughly. Re-cover the pot and simmer an additional 10 minutes or longer until Kale has withered. NOTE: The longer the chili simmers the thicker the consistency of the chili.
  7. Serve over cooked brown rice or a baked potato. Enjoy!
Recipy by Get2dRoot Health and Wellness