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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Submitted by: FIT-N-SEXY2B

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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  • Have made it, submitted this recipe too and realized that two others have as well. I'm the extra veggie and lots of spice kind of girl too and added Yves veggie ground to satisfy the "meat" lovers in my house. A huge hit...freezes like a dream. - 1/6/09

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  • It tastes wonderful. I don't usually like vegetarian dishes but this is an exceptional one. - 12/27/08

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  • Very tasty and everyone liked it. I like chili with more veggies, so I added additional. - 12/14/08

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  • I am not a big chili person but I loved this! I did not use the allspice and added more chili powder at the end because I like it very spicy. I also added ground turkey. It was delicious and made a huge batch--plenty to freeze for leftovers! I will definitely make this again. - 9/21/08

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  • I love this recipe. My boyfriend loves it too and hhe's not into vegetarian foods. - 8/21/08

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