Smoky Lentil Chili
Generally when I make chili I use ground beef, which provides so much rich flavor. I was really interested to see if I could still attain the same great flavor while using lentils. Did I ever! It was sweet, smoky, spicy, and thick. All things necessary for a good bowl of chili.
The bacon added a much appreciated subtle smokiness. And using a bit of brown sugar deepened the naturally sweet flavor of the ground tomatoes and complemented the spiciness perfectly. The lentils themselves mimic the texture of the traditional ground beef chili. Filling, hearty, and healthy!