Super Easy Lentil Chili

Fall is here …

What could possibly be better than a warm bowl of chili in the evening?

I could eat this chili every day!!

I have had quite a few people over for a meal and see their face drop when they hear we’re eating lentils for dinner… and then they try a bite and that is all it takes! Pretty soon everyone has had seconds and the pot is empty. One friend said “I hate lentils, but for some reason, I always eat them at your house.”

Yeah, because Lentil Chili is the bomb!

It will work with regular dry lentils or sprouted.

Click here to learn how to sprout lentils!

Super Easy Lentil Chili

3 cups uncooked lentils
Bone broth to cover lentils
1 cup salsa
1 tablespoon coarse sea salt (or to taste)

Put lentils in a large sauce pot, pour in bone broth to cover lentils. Bring to a boil and then turn down to a medium heat and simmer for approximately 45 minutes.
When lentils are soft, or to the desired texture, add salsa and salt and simmer another 30 minutes, allowing the flavors to combine.

My favorite way to eat this is with a dollop of sour cream and organic corn chips.


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About the author, Rachel

Hi there! I’m the Joyful Space Specialist. it’s my desire help others create a joyful space of their own and enjoy their time spent at home.


  1. Kimberly @ Turning the Pages on 03/02/2013 at 12:58 AM

    OOh this looks great! I think I have some neglected lentils sitting in my cupboard begging to be eaten up and I think I just found out how to use them! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Anonymous on 04/06/2013 at 1:43 PM

    Don’t you mean a teaspoon of salt?

    • Rachel on 04/06/2013 at 7:21 PM

      No, I add close to a tablespoon. If you are uncertain, feel free to try a teaspoon first and taste it.

      I also use a coarse sea salt.

  3. Anonymous on 11/04/2013 at 7:22 AM

    What is bone broth and how do I make it?

  4. alicia on 08/20/2014 at 4:51 PM

    So do you start with lentils that are already cooked and then simmer them? Seems like you would start win raw lentils but it’s not clear to me.

    • Rachel on 08/20/2014 at 5:46 PM

      I just rewrote the recipe Alicia, hope it makes sense now. (So, yes, start with uncooked lentils)

  5. Beth on 11/04/2014 at 2:23 PM

    I’m curious what kind of salsa you use in this recipe.

    • Rachel on 11/04/2014 at 2:34 PM

      I use whatever I have on hand, I’ve used homemade, organic salsa from costco and even picante sauce. 🙂

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