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Lentil Chili
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  • Makes: 6 servings

Lentils, tomatoes, and ground beef are a winning combination in the lentil chili. This recipe packs 9 grams of fiber per serving. Flavorful and filling.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound ground beef (15% fat)
  • 1 1/2 cups onion (chopped)
  • 1 clove garlic (crushed)
  • 2 cups lentils (cooked, drained)
  • 2 cans tomatoes, diced or crushed (29 ounce or 2 cans 14 1/2 ounce)
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 cumin, ground (1/2 teaspoon, optional)

Directions

1. In a large saucepan, brown beef over medium-high heat, breaking it into bite sized pieces. Drain fat.

2. Add onion and garlic and cook until softened.

3. Add lentils, tomatoes, chili powder, and cumin. Cook for about 1 hour until flavors are blended.

4. Serve hot, topped with your favorite chili toppings.

Notes

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Source: Montana State University Extension Service, Montana Extension Nutrition Education Program
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Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 cup, 1/6 of recipe
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 181
Total Fat 5 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 24 mg
Sodium 236 mg
Carbohydrates 22 g
Dietary Fiber 9 g
Total Sugars 6 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 14 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 77 mg
Iron 4 mg
Potassium 681 mg
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 181
Total Fat 5 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Monounsaturated Fat 2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Linoleic Acid 0 g
α-Linolenic Acid 0.1 g
Omega 3 - EPA 1 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 0 mg
Cholesterol 24 mg
Carbohydrates 22 g
Dietary Fiber 9 g
Total Sugars 6 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 14 g
Minerals
Calcium 77 mg
Potassium 681 mg
Sodium 236 mg
Copper 284 mcg
Iron 4 mg
Magnesium 49 mg
Phosphorus 213 mg
Selenium 9 mcg
Zinc 3 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 47 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0.5 mg
Vitamin B12 0.8 mcg
Vitamin C 21 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 2 mg
Vitamin K 7 mcg
Folate 136 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0.9 mg
Riboflavin 0.2 mg
Niacin 3 mg
Choline 55 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

MyPlate Food Groups

MyPlate Food Groups
Vegetables
1 1/4 cups
Protein Foods
2 1/2 ounces

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No problems, I would just add more spice! Possibly a jar of salsa added to it, or a can of diced green chilies would have been a good addition.