Slow Cooker Black Bean Lentil Chili is easy to prepare and doesn’t require a lot of time or effort. Vegetarian and Gluten Free.
So with the Holiday season in full swing I came up with a few recipes that were time savers in the midst of getting everything done. This turned out to be one of my favorites.
I’m a little bit behind on posting it but it’s a recipe I will surely make time and time again. Chili is always something I tend to make a lot of when the weather is cooler. Although since this is done in the slow cooker it’s actually a good one to make anytime 🙂
Black beans and lentils pair nicely together in this chili and you can top it with all of your favorite chili toppings.
Chili is something that’s always good leftover as well. I can find many ways to use up my leftover chili or just eat it with some tortilla chips as a dip.
It seems to taste better after a few days so make sure you make plenty as you will want to have leftovers.
And when I say easy and a time saver, it really only involves dicing up a few vegetables and throwing them in the slow cooker.
After an hour or so you’re going to start experiencing the wonderful aroma in your house.
Dust off that slow cooker and just throw it all in there. It will do all the work for you, so you can go about your day and not have to think about What’s For Dinner Tonight?
Which is always the question of the day in my house. Sometimes it’s not so easy to be creative when coming up with something healthy, tasty, and satisfying.
This Slow Cooker Black Bean Chili meets all the requirements.
- Tasty and nutritious
- Easy to put together
- Great for leftovers
- 1 cup dried green lentils rinsed
- 1 box 13.4 ounce black beans rinsed**
- 1 onion chopped
- 2 cloves garlic chopped
- ½ green bell pepper diced
- 1 tomato diced(about 1 cup)***
- 2 tbsp. tomato paste
- 2 tbsp. chili powder
- ½ tbsp. cumin
- dash of cayenne pepper*
- ½ tsp. garlic powder
- ½ tsp. oregano
- salt & pepper to taste
- 3 cups vegetable broth
- ½ cup water
- Put all of the above ingredients in slow cooker and cook on high heat 5-6 hours
- Taste for salt & pepper
- Serve with any of your favorite toppings
**Or 13-15 ounce can of black beans rinsed. I buy cooked beans in boxes at Whole Foods since I try to avoid canned goods.
***You could use diced tomatoes from a can or box