Date: 29 Apr 94 09:10:32 PST
From: "Tanya Heikkinen" (THEIKKINEN@marvin.ag.uidaho.edu)
2 cups lentils
5 cups water
28 oz canned tomatoes
1 bell pepper, chopped
2 jalapenos, chopped
1 large onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 tbsp chili powder
2 tsp cumin
1 tsp oregano
salt to taste
more cayenne to taste
Rinse the lentils and cook until soft. There will be extra water, but
since this is soup, that's okay. Add the tomatoes and veggies, and
cook until the onion is soft. Add the spices to taste.
As someone else pointed out, adding bulgur (or brown rice) is tasty
and satisfying. Add 1/2 cup of grain to the lentils and add another 1
cup of water.
Shredded carrots and corn are also good. In fact, I've found that
you can make just about any gloopy mass into chili by adding chili
Kidney beans are also very good in this recipe.