Lentil Sweet Potato Chili | Cheap Vegan Meal Plan
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Serves: 3-4
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • ½ yellow onion, diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 cup raw green lentils
  • 1 15-oz can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 sweet potato, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon cumin powder
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1½ cups cooked rice
  • ⅓ bunch fresh cilantro, minced
  1. Warm the oil in a dutch oven on medium heat, then add the onions, and garlic to sauté.
  2. Once the onions have softened, add the raw lentils, diced tomatoes, sweet potato, cumin, and chili powder. Then add 3¾ cups of water, and bring it to a simmer.
  3. Cook on medium-low heat until the lentils and sweet potatoes are tender, about 45 minutes.
  4. Add the salt, and more spices if necessary. Serve over the cooked rice and garnished with fresh cilantro.
Recipe by Sweet Potato Soul by Jenné Claiborne at https://sweetpotatosoul.com/2018/01/cheap-vegan-meal-plan.html