*Almost* Vegetarian Lentil Chili


Hello there soup troupers! Hope you have been well. I have been off working on other projects, but wanted to share a hearty recipe to celebrate FALL! 🍂🍁 Please enjoy the video I made above ☝


I have been wanting to make a vegan chili for months and it finally felt like the right time!


This chili came so close to being vegetarian, but we went with chicken broth for a bit of richness and topped off with heavy cream.


I really loved creating this recipe and it was the perfect Instant Pot fall meal!


If you've been feeling a little off because times have been a little hard, I promise this recipe is destined to make you feel better :)


Always remember, even when times get hard, some of the simple pleasures in life are still available... like a warm bowl of soup 🍲 I hope you are still finding things you love right now <3


As always, if you give this a try, tag me on Instagram: @the.soup.troupe -- we love to see your soup photos!! Now to the recipe ... enjoy!


Total prep and cook time was ~40 minutes for a week's worth of rustic chili


INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 red onion

  • 3 cloves garlic

  • 4 scallions

  • 1 serrano pepper

  • 1 jalapeño pepper

  • 1 hatch chili

  • 1 zucchini

  • 1 can red kidney beans

  • 1 can black beans

  • 1 can tomato paste

  • 2 cans tomatoes (fire roasted + diced)

  • 3 tablespoons butter

  • 32 oz chicken broth

  • Curry powder, chili powder, salt and pepper

  • Impossible meat (1 pack; 12 oz)

PREPARATION:

  • On saute mode, begin to melt butter

  • Chop onion, scallions, peppers, garlic, zucchini gradually adding to the pot (leave some of the greens of the scallion to the side for topping)

  • Stir veggies until browned, add in tomato paste

  • Stir well until paste lightly begins to brown

  • Add spices (curry, chili, and salt)

  • Pour in chicken broth and stir well

  • Add beans, tomatoes and Impossible meat

  • Add lid and pressure cook on high for 20 minutes

  • Once safe, remove lid and stir well

  • Pour into a bowl, top with heavy cream or cheese and scallions -- and voila, you are done! Enjoy!

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