I nearly forgot to post this chili recipe. This is another husband friendly soup disguised as chili. It's kind of in between a soup and a chili. It's a Choup...or maybe it's a Shili. Oh, who cares? It's darn tasty!
I've been breaking out my slow cooker quite a bit lately. It's so great to just throw everything in, flip it on low and let it go. I used those terrific steamed lentils from Trader Joe's in here but I'm sure uncooked lentils would work out fine as well. I also threw in some leftover chicken sausage. I used vegetable broth in this recipe so if you prefer a meatless meal, just leave out the sausage. It's plenty hearty and flavorful without any meat added in. Give this a try soon!
Slow Cooker White Bean and Lentil Chili
1 cup uncooked white beans, such as great northern
2 cups steamed or uncooked lentils
1/2 lb ground chicken sausage, cooked and crumbled
1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
4 cups vegetable broth
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tsp ground cumin
2 cloves chopped garlic
salt and pepper to taste
Place all ingredients into a slow cooker. Cook on low 6-8 hours or on high for 4-5 hours. Garnish as desired.
It's been a chilly week so far here. Perfect for this chili!
Hope your week is off to a great start!