• Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cooking Time: 1 hr
  • Serves: 2-1/2 quarts

Beef and Lentil Chili

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 Ingredients List

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) stewed tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 ounce semisweet chocolate
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup dried lentils, rinsed
  • 2 cups water


In a Dutch oven, cook ground beef and onion, crumbling meat, over medium-high heat until beef is no longer pink, 6-8 minutes. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain. Add next five ingredients; bring to a boil. Add lentils and water. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until lentils are soft, about 1 hour, stirring often. Add water if mixture seems too dry.

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