Sweet and Spicy Lentil Chili


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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 72.5
  • Total Fat: 1.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 61.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 12.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.5 g
  • Protein: 3.3 g

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Number of Servings: 12


    1 tablespoon olive oil
    1 large onion, chopped
    1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
    2 garlic cloves, miced
    2 tablespoons chili powder
    1 1/2 cups lentils
    28 oz can crushed tomatoes
    1/2 teaspoon allspice
    cayenne pepper to taste
    salt and pepper
    2 cups water
    1 cup apple juice


Heat oil in skillet over medium heat. Add onion, bell pepper and garlic; cook until softened. Stir in chili powder and cook 30 seconds longer.

Transfer mix to 4 qt slow cooker. Add lentils, tomatoes, alls[ice, season with cayenne, salt and pepper. Stir in water and juice. Cover and cook on low 8 hours. Add more water if chili gets too thick.

Number of Servings: 12

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user FIT-N-SEXY2B.


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  • I love this! My changes - I substituted 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce and 1/2 cup water for the apple juice. I also used 2 cups each of chopped bell peppers and celery. 1 couple of dollops of sweet chili sauce is perfect for our family - 5/15/16

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  • Delicious and filling, perfect for this cold rainy weather! I added extra cloves because autumn is the time for excessive clove consumption, and put it over a bed of rice. I haven't felt full, like Thanksgiving full, since I stopped eating meat... until I ate this chili. - 11/6/14

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  • As I didn't have apple juice to hand, I chopped up an apple and threw in more water... its delicious! and good for a quick snack as well. - 9/21/11

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  • How long do you cook if you don't have a slow cooker? - 5/23/11

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  • I like hot (spicy) chili, so I substituted ground chipotle pepper for the regular and added several drops of Tabasco. The sweet allspice and apple juice balanced it out. Really tasty! - 3/18/09

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