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Northwest Chili


For 4 Person(s)

Northwest Chili

  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 cup dry USA lentils, rinsed
  • 1 cup diced potato
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 tbsp chili powder, or to taste
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 2 tsp beef bouillon granules or 2 beef bouillon cubes
  • 1 14 1/2 oz can tomatoes
  • 1 8 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 15 oz can USA chickpeas, drained and rinsed, or about 2 cups boiled
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper, or to taste
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


*Preparation of chickpeas: In a medium saucepan, combine 1 cup of soaked chickpeas and 2 ½ cups of water. Add more water if you are cooking at high altitude or with hard water. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer until the chickpeas are tender.

In a large, heavy saucepan, cook onion and garlic in oil for 3 to 4 minutes. Add lentils, and stir to coat them with oil.

Add potatoes, carrots, bell pepper, chili powder, water, and bouillon. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer about 25 minutes, or until lentils are tender.

Add tomatoes, breaking them up as you do, and tomato sauce, chickpeas, and red pepper. Simmer for another 15 minutes. Season to taste with red pepper, salt, and black pepper.