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Green Lentil Chili

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Need a quick, hearty meal to add to the rotation? Why not try this Instant Pot recipe starring green lentils. Combine a few fresh produce items, some canned ingredients, and dry lentils for a satisfying vegetarian chili. You can serve with a variety of optional toppings like shredded cheese, sour cream or plain Greek yogurt, cilantro, and corn chips.

Ingredients

Food
Amt
Units
Prep
Notes
2 tablespoons olive oil
olive oil
2
tablespoons
1 onion, chopped
onion
1
chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
garlic
3
cloves
minced
1 poblano pepper, deseeded and chopped
poblano pepper
1
deseeded and chopped
8 ounces baby bella mushrooms, chopped
baby bella mushrooms
8
ounces
chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
celery
2
stalks
chopped
1 tablespoon reduced sodium taco seasoning
reduced sodium taco seasoning
1
tablespoon
1 teaspoon salt
salt
1
teaspoon
½ teaspoon black pepper
black pepper
½
teaspoon
1 cup dry green lentils
dry green lentils
1
cup
1 15 ounce can corn, drained
corn
1
15 ounce can
drained
1 12 ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
black beans
1
12 ounce can
drained and rinsed
1 14 ounce can fire roasted diced tomatoes, with liquid
fire roasted diced tomatoes
1
14 ounce can
with liquid
1 8 ounce can tomato sauce (about 1 cup)
tomato sauce
1
8 ounce can
about 1 cup
2 cups vegetable broth
vegetable broth
2
cups
optional: sour cream
optional: sour cream
optional: fresh cilantro
optional: fresh cilantro
optional: grated cheddar cheese
optional: grated cheddar cheese

Method

Turn saute feature on in Instant Pot and add oil, onion, garlic, poblano, mushrooms, and celery. Stir and saute until translucent. Add seasonings and stir. Then add lentils, corn, black beans, tomatoes, tomato sauce, and vegetable broth. Put the lid on and lock. Set Instant Pot to "bean/chili" for 12 minutes. Seal and allow to natural release. Once pressure is released, open and stir. Serve with optional toppings.

Prep time
20 min
Cook time
40 min
Yields/Serves:
8

Yum Ratings

😫😟😐😀😍 “Delicious! Very healthy!” —Tricia, a grown-up
😫😟😐😀😍 “My new favorite chili!” —Katie, a grown-up
😫😟😐😀😍 “Cozy & delicious” —Laura, a grown-up