Slow Cooker Lentil Chili

I grew up on my mom’s amazing lentil soup (she finally told me the secret to its deliciousness) but when I want a hearty version, I use this Slow Cooker Lentil Chili recipe.  I love how healthy it is while still satisfying all the appetites in my house, of which there are a lot! The best part is that it cooks all day in a slow cooker so when you finally get home from pick ups and after school activities, it’s ready to eat.  Give it a try and enjoy, then let me know all about it.

Slow Cooker Lentil Chili

1 onion, finely chopped

3 garlic cloves, crushed

1 celery stalk, finely chopped

2 bell peppers, finely chopped

1-15 oz can tomatoes, diced

4 cups vegetable or chicken broth

1 can water

1 cup lentils, dry

1-15 oz can Pinto Beans

2 tbsp chili powder

2 tsp cumin

1 tbsp oregano

1 tsp kosher salt

1/4 tsp pepper

1/2 cup quinoa, uncooked

Instructions

Place all ingredients into slow cooker. Cook on low heat for 8 hours.  Serve.

 

Photo by Sara   / CC BY

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