Chili was the menu item for dinner and it turned out so GOOD that I just had to share my recipe.
Vegetarian Bean Chili
1 can black beans
1 can pinto beans
1 can garbanzo beans
1 can tomato sauce
2 cans diced tomatoes (with juice)
2 teaspoons chili powder
1/4 teaspoon chili pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
5 carrots, diced
1/4 green pepper, diced
2 cups of water
1/4 cup red lentils, rinse and remove any stones
Place all ingredients, but the lentils, in a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Add the lentils slowly, while continually stirring (this keeps them from glopping together into a big ball). I have experienced the ball of lentils. This happens when you dump the washed lentils into the chili without mixing. You do not want to do this.
Simmer for 30 – 45 minutes until the carrots are tender.