5 tsp of chili con carne powder
1 tsp ground cumin powder
1 tsp ground coriander powder
1 tbs red chili flakes (or to taste)
1 tsp onion powder
1 pinch of ground cinnamon
Lentils and Ground Chicken:
1 pound lean ground chicken
1 medium onion chopped
4 cloves garlic minced
2 (15oz) cans drained rinsed black beans
1 can of Bush's Baked Vegetarian Beans or 1-2 Tbs of brown sugar. I like to use this because it is cooked with Brown sugar and it gives the chili a nice sweetness. You can always add some brown sugar as a substitute. I do like the white beans from the Baked beans and the other spices.
** I only recommend Bush's brand because it is only made with real brown sugar and spices. It does not contain any high fructose corn syrup and I have seen most of the other brands do have a lot of "unnatural ingredients". ** No, I am not on the board of the Bush's co. : )
Then add the rinsed lentils and one can of diced tomatoes.
Add about 5 cups of water and simmer on the stove at medium-high for about 20 minutes until most of the water cooks out and the lentils are tender.
Serve with any of your favorite chili toppings (ie... sour cream, shredded cheese, etc...) This made about 5qts of chili and will serve 6-10 people. Enjoy.
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