Frugal Friday Lentil Chili

by Lora on February 6, 2009 at 9:55 pm

Since I have been attempting to reduce our food expenses, I have been trying some new recipes.  I found a recipe for Lentil Chili at Hillbilly Housewife, but I changed it a little to make it more to our liking. It was really good, and everyone enjoyed it. I served it over brown rice, added cheese to the top and also had cornbread muffins to finish it off. I doubled the recipe for our family of 7 and it gave us some leftovers for lunch today, here it is the way we made it.

Lentil Chili

2 1/2 cups dry lentils
8 cups water
3 T dry onions
5 beef bullion cubes
2 15oz cans of tomatoes ( we blended ours because our girls don’t like chunky tomatoes)
4 teaspoons of chili powder
A couple of dashes of hot sauce
1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of minced garlic

Bring lentils and water to a boil. Once a boil is achieved, reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes (You want the lentils to stay moist, and if they seem to dry out, add a little water). After the lentils have cooked for 30 minutes, add all the other ingredients and simmer for 20 minutes.

For more frugal ideas, visit Crystal.

1 Comment »

  1. Mrs. Mordecai — February 6, 2009 @ 10:08 pm

    Wow, that looks good. I’m always on the lookout for good lentil recipes. I especially like that it can be made straight from the pantry.

RSS feed for comments on this post.
TrackBack URL

Leave a comment

Security Code: