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Red Lentil Chili

A wonderfully delicious Instant Pot recipe courtesy of Chef AJ.  This is absolutely perfect for the cold weather months!

Here’s what you’ll need:

1 lb. red lentils

8 Cups of water

(2) 14.5 oz. cans of salt-free diced tomatoes (fire roasted preferred)

6 oz. can salt-free tomato paste

10 oz. of chopped onion (approximately 1 large)

1 lb. red bell pepper, pureed

3 oz. of pitted dates (approximately 12)

8 cloves of garlic

4 tbsp. apple cider vinegar

1 ½ tbsp. parsley flakes

1 ½ tbsp.  oregano

1 ½ tbsp. chili powder

2 tsp. smoked paprika

½ tsp. chipotle powder (to taste)

½ tsp. crushed red pepper flakes (to taste)

  1. Blend the dates, garlic, red bell pepper and tomatoes in a blender until smooth.
  2. Place all remaining ingredients in the Instant Pot and cook on high pressure for 10 minutes.
  3. Let pressure release naturally or enjoy immediately. Serve over baked potato or fill ½ acorn squash with the chili and enjoy!

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