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An incredible Sausage Lentil Chili full of veggies, beans, sausage, lentils and TONS of flavor!
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Sausage Lentil Chili

An incredible Sausage Lentil Chili full of veggies, beans, sausage, lentils and TONS of flavor!
Course: Dinner
Servings: 8 -10 servings
Author: Jenn

Ingredients

  • 1 onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 carrots sliced
  • 2 celery ribs sliced
  • 1 16-oz package Johnsonville Hot Italian Sausage (can also use mild if preferred)
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. cumin
  • 2 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 14.5-oz can petite diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 16-oz cans kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 4 14-oz cans chicken broth, plus more if needed*
  • 2 cups red lentils rinsed

Instructions

  • Brown sausage in a large cast iron pot (or other large stock pot) on medium heat. Break up sausage into small pieces using a spatula.
  • Add onion and cook until soft. Add garlic and stir for a minute. Stir in celery and carrots. Add cumin, chili powder and salt & pepper.
  • Pour in tomatoes and chicken broth. Add beans and bring to a boil on high. Turn to low and cover. Simmer for about 10 minutes, until vegetables are crisp-tender. Add in lentils. Bring to a boil. Turn to medium-low and cover until lentils are cooked and veggies are tender.
  • Serve in bowls with a sprinkle of parmesan on top if desired. Enjoy!

Notes

*The lentils soak up a lot of the broth so if you want a soupier sort of chili, add extra broth.