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Sweet Potato Lentil Chili

  • Author: Melissa Belanger
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 60 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x

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Ingredients

  • 3 carrots, chopped
  • 3 celery stalks, sliced
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 packet chili seasoning*
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 3 15-ounce cans lentils, rinsed (about 5 cups of pre-soaked lentils)
  • 4 loosely packed cups fresh spinach leaves
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Cilantro, for serving

Instructions

  1. In a large stockpot, heat olive oil to medium. Add carrots, celery, onion, bell pepper and garlic. Saut̩, stirring occasionally until onions are translucent Рabout 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in chili seasoning and cook for another 1 – 2 minutes.
  3. Add sweet potato, vegetable broth and tomatoes. Cover the pot and simmer for 15 minutes.
  4. Add lentils and spinach.
  5. Replace cover and continue to simmer for 5 – 10 minutes, or until sweet potatoes are tender.
  6. Simmer for another 5 – 10 minutes, or until chili has reached desired consistency.
  7. Serve with fresh cilantro.

Notes

*I used Old El Paso chili seasoning, but you can use any chili seasoning you prefer.


Nutrition

  • Calories: 0
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 0 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
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