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Super Easy 5-ingredient Chili Recipe

on December 15, 2012

On these cold holiday season days, sometimes all you want is something nice and warm in your belly to warm you from the inside out.  Last week I whipped up this super easy chili.  I don’t have a crock pot, but I would recommend one for this project if you have one!

Anyhoo, Here are the ingredients:

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  • 3/4 cup dried lentils
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 can light kidney beans
  • 1 can dark kidney beans
  • 1 can tomatoes
  • Optional: Chili seasoning packet (This is the “Super Easy” part!)

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  • Simmer the lentils in 1 1/2 cup water and 1/3 seasoning packet until they go from bright orange to a light orangey-yellow and fluff up

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  • Add another cup of water, and bean assortment

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  • Add as much more of the packet as you like (I added a little over a 1/3 more)
  • Bring to a boil, then simmer on low until it reaches the consistency you like
  • Enjoy 😉

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