This delicious vegetarian lentil chilli con carne is made with red lentils, red peppers, kidney beans and tomatoes, flavoured with a spicy mix of chilli, garlic, coriander, cinnamon, cumin and a small square of dark chocolate. Serve this simple lentil chilli on a bed of white rice with sprinkle of lightly chopped coriander
Lightly fry the chopped onions, chilli and crushed garlic add the sliced red peppers and spices and cook for a minute or two before adding the red lentils, tomatoes, and tomato puree, mix the ingredients thoroughly and cook for a minute or two before adding the herbs, kidney beans and stock. Simmer for 20 minutes and then add a square of dark chocolate and season to taste. Serve with white rice and chopped fresh coriander
Yes, this lentil chilli is ideal for freezing, pop it in a freezer proof container, allow to cool and then freeze, it will last up to 3 months in the freezer. To reheat, defrost and then reheat till piping hot.
This mouth-watering dish is the perfect quick cook meal for those cold nights in Autumn, Winter or Spring. It is easy to make so ideal for a midweek meal, make double and freeze the extra for a quick dinner on a busy night.
This dish is ideal for the adults and children so makes the perfect family meal, it is suitable for both vegetarians and vegans alike. It is also healthy as it is low in fat and high in vegetable proteins. It is incredibly cheap to cook so if you are on a low budget health kick this dish is perfect.
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We serve this dish with rice and a sprinkle of coriander, but it would be just as delicious with a sweet potato jacket, or a traditional jacket potato
Red lentils are often overlooked as a staple ingredient for a veggie meal, but while they have a milder taste than green lentils, they are perfect for a spicy dish like this. The secret ingredient that makes this dish extra special is the addition of a small square of dark chocolate it brings out the subtle flavours of dish perfectly.
This recipe is the perfect veggie or vegan dish and a great alternative to the traditional chilli con carne. Vegetarian chilli can have a variety of ingredients, those with vegetables only, those containing lentils and those containing meat substitutes such as Quorn or tofu. Our full flavoured dish has a red lentil base. and is cooked with onions, garlic, tomato, kidney beans and chilli, the dish is spiced with chilli flakes, cinnamon, coriander, cumin and oregano.