Monday, October 8, 2012

It's Autumn and a Vegetarian Chili

It's Fall Y'all!
We seem to start a little later here in Southern California but
I'm beginning to feel it in the air and mornings have been crisp!
Fall to me screams warm soups and making bread!
I was looking through a local newspaper insert
and found this delicious (and healthy) vegetarian chili recipe.
Tomato Lentil Chili
served from my ever-faithful Le Crueset pot (stove to table!)
and served in lion head bowls from Sur Le Table.
Pick up a bowl (and spoon!) and enjoy!
This recipe includes bulgur along with the lentils for
a quick-cooking, high-fiber vegetarian chili that is perfect for fall!
I used Schilling's Mexican-Style Chili Powder which has a
respectable punch of heat, but I like it hot! so I added a bottle
of El Pato hotsauce on the side to add additional heat!
So let's bring out our Fall decorations and enjoy a great bowl of chili!
Do you have a favorite soup or chili recipe for Fall?

Tomato Lentil Chili
Source: Recipe by Serena Ball for

Serves 6

2 tablespoons canola oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup dry lentils (red or brown)
1/2 cup quick-cooking bulgur
2 (14 1/2 oz) cans fat-free, reduced-sodium vegetable broth
1 1/2 cups water
1 (14 1/2 oz) can petite diced tomatoes
2 tablespoons chili powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Yogurt, chopped red onion and hot sauce (optional)

Heat oil in large saucepan.  Add onion, bell pepper and garlic; cook 7 minutes.  Add remaining ingredients except toppings.  Simmer 30 minutes.  Serve with yogurt, onion and hot sauce.  

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Have a great and delicious week!

~ Karen


  1. Yum, this looks delicious, Karen. I'm going to pin it and make it soon. Visiting from OTMM #80. :)

  2. Hi Karen,
    This is a lovely presentation for your Autumn and Vegetarian Chili, it looks delicious. Hope you are having a great week and thanks for sharing.
    Miz Helen

  3. Karen, This chili looks fabulous!!! I love that it is vegetarian... wonderful dish! Thanks for sharing it at ON THE MENU MONDAY!

  4. Sounds yummy! Your tablescape looks so cute, I love the spoons tied on the bowls

  5. This looks good! Love the lion head bowls!
    Your window treatments intrigue me. I'm looking for inspiration for my living room. Do you have anymore pictures that show the rest of the window?
    Visiting from Stonegable.


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