Friday, June 24, 2011
This recipe is delicious and was the perfect dinner to warm us up on the rainy weekend we just had. It was a fast fix, but it smelled amazing while cooking! I love that it's healthy and full of fiber, something I'm convinced Cookie Bandit needs more of in his diet.
Would I normally put lentils in chili? No, of course not. But this recipe is definitely worth it! I love the idea of guilt-free chili! Excuse me while I go eat a bowl...
adapted from Taste of Home's Light and Tasty 2003
1 lb. ground meat
6 cups chicken broth
2 cups lentils
15 oz. tomato sauce
14.5 oz. diced tomatoes, undrained
1 onion, chopped
1 T. chili powder
1 t. cumin
1/4 t. pepper
Brown meat in a large stockpot; drain. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes or until lentils are tender. Serves 8.
Nutrition (using ground turkey and low-sodium broth): 278 cal, 5g fat, 1g saturated fat, 45mg cholesterol, 918mg sodium, 35g carbs, 12g fiber, 25g protein.