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Lentil White Bean Chili Recipe

Cozy on up with a bowl of this bold & flavorful lentil white bean chili! It's perfect for those cold winter nights!!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Soups
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 445kcal


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 lb ground Italian sausage sweet, mild, or hot
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground paprika
  • 1/4 tsp ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp kosher sea salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2/3 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes
  • 32 oz low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 (15 oz) can white beans
  • 1 cup dried green lentils
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley minced


  • In a large Dutch-oven or stock pot set over medium-high heat, add the olive oil. When the oil is hot, add the bell pepper and onion, cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant.
  • Place the beef and sausage in the pot and cook until browned, about 5-7 minutes, breaking it up in the meantime. Add the garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, ground paprika, ground cayenne pepper, ground cumin, ground coriander, sea salt and black pepper. Continue cooking until seasonings are fragrant.
  • Pour in the tomato sauce, tomato paste and diced tomatoes. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently to prevent sauce from burning. Stir in chicken stock and water, bring to a boil. Add the beans and lentils and simmer on medium until the lentils are tender, about 30-40 minutes. (Our family enjoys extra tender lentils, so we usually let the chili go for 5-10 minutes longer)
  • Stir in the parsley, remove from the heat and serve hot.


-You can easily swap the ground beef and pork for ground turkey for a leaner chili.


Serving: 6g | Calories: 445kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 986mg | Potassium: 939mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1461IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 5mg