Lentil and Ham Chili

No need to soak lentils overnight--they need much less time to cook than other legumes.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 1 hour 45 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 small shallots, peeled and sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 4 oz. ham, diced
  • 2½ cups canned low-sodium tomato sauce
  • 1½ cups vegetable stock
  • 1½ Tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 2 cups brown lentils, picked over and rinsed
  • ½ cup plain nonfat yogurt

Directions

  • Heat the oil to shimmering over medium heat in a large saucepan Add the shallots, garlic, and ham; sauté for 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Add the tomato sauce, vegetable stock, chili powder, honey, and cumin. Simmer for 1 hour, then add the lentils; cook for 30 minutes longer, until lentils are tender.
  • Ladle into bowls and serve with a dollop of yogurt.

Recipe Information

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 small shallots, peeled and sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 4 oz. ham, diced
  • 2½ cups canned low-sodium tomato sauce
  • 1½ cups vegetable stock
  • 1½ Tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 2 cups brown lentils, picked over and rinsed
  • ½ cup plain nonfat yogurt

Directions

  • Heat the oil to shimmering over medium heat in a large saucepan Add the shallots, garlic, and ham; sauté for 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Add the tomato sauce, vegetable stock, chili powder, honey, and cumin. Simmer for 1 hour, then add the lentils; cook for 30 minutes longer, until lentils are tender.
  • Ladle into bowls and serve with a dollop of yogurt.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories360
Total Fat5g
Saturated Fat1g
Cholesterol10mg
Sodium450mg
Total Carbohydrate58g
Dietary Fiber11g
Sugars11g
Protein22g