Warming lentil chilli

    6 hours 20 min

    Hot and spicy lentil chilli, cooked in the slow cooker, so only minimal prep time needed. Serve with some fluffy rice for a complete meal.


    Merseyside, England, UK
    19 people made this

    Serves: 6 

    • 250g green dried lentils
    • 1 tin kidney beans, drained
    • 2 tins chopped tomatoes
    • 1 tube tomato puree
    • 3 teaspoons onion powder
    • 3 teaspoons garlic salt
    • 3 teaspoons hot paprika
    • salt and pepper, to taste
    • generous squirt of tomato ketchup (optional)
    • 2 medium white onions, chopped
    • 1 red pepper, seeded and chopped
    • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
    • 2 medium carrots
    • 2 teaspoons chopped chillies in oil (e.g. Lazy Chillies®)

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:6hr  ›  Ready in:6hr20min 

    1. Preheat the slow cooker to Low setting.
    2. Wash and drain your lentils then place in the slow cooker along with the kidney beans. Add tomatoes, tomato puree, spices and seasoning and ketchup to slow cooker. Stir, and set aside whilst you prepare veg.
    3. Warm a little oil (I used coconut oil for an extra health burst!) in a frying pan and add the onions, pepper and garlic. Cook and stir until soft then transfer to the slow cooker.
    4. Peel (if you wish) your carrots and chop, boil in salted water until partially cooked then add to pot. Stir in the chillies.
    5. Stir all of your ingredients together and add about 470ml water, this seems like a lot at this stage but most of it will be absorbed and you will have a thick chilli. Taste, and add spices/seasoning as desired.
    6. Cook on Low for 5 to 7 hours, on High from 3 to 4 hours or until lentils and vegetables are tender and the sauce has thickened.


    This recipe is fantastic if you don't have a lot of time to cook, simply throw all of your ingredients together and leave them in the slow cooker for as long as you need. (minimal time 1 1/2 hours). You can add just about anything you want to this recipe, beef, quinoa, tofu etc.

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    Loved it, really easy to make, smelled delicious and tasted even better. will definitely be making this again.  -  05 Jan 2016