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Spicy Red Lentil Chili

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“This is a copycat recipe. The original is available at Wegman's. I got the basics from the 3 Fat Chicks website and modified it a little bit. Very spicy. Use your food processor to do the vegetable dicing.”

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  1. Bring lentil and 2 cups water to boil on high heat. Turn off heat. Remove half the lentils and liquid. Place in food processor and puree. (Or use stick blender and partially puree in the pot.).
  2. Melt butter in 3 quart pot. Add onions and sweat without browning about 2 minute Add celery and garlic. Sweat 5 minutes more. Add tomato and cook 5 minutes.
  3. Add vegetable broth, 2 cups water and seasonings. Bring to simmer.
  4. Add reserved whole and pureed lentils plus liquid, and cook about 15 minutes, till lentils are tender.
  5. Combine cornstarch and 2 tablespoons water to make a slurry. Bring chili to boil, add slurry and stir a minute to thicken slightly.
  6. Turn off heat and add green peppers.

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