Spiced Butternut Lentil Chili

April 12, 2015 April 12, 2015/ Morgan

So I’m totally in love with the Instant Pot electric pressure cooker! I went grocery shopping and oh crap now its late and I need to make dinner. Sure we could have something like a sandwich but nah I wanted chili. CHILI?!?! With dinner already being late? And no beans cooked. And nothing ready. Yeah dude, chili. Chop everything up, throw it in the pot, cook for 10 minutes (cool for 10 minutes) and boom CHILI!!!!!!!!!! 
The chili is spiced with some stuff you may not put in your chili but do it this time. You won’t be able to tell “HEY THIS IS REALLY CINNAMONY” (it’s a word) but you will be like  “woah that’s a nice spicey warmy chili bowl!” 

Spiced Butternut Lentil Chili 

5 c cubed butternut squash

1 bell pepper chopped
5 green onions, chopped
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2-3 tbsp chili powder (I use salt free) 
1 tsp cumin
1-2 chipotles in adobo, minced
1 c dry brown lentils
1/2 c dry red lentils
5 cups veggie broth
2 tbsp tomato paste
1 can diced tomatoes
1 tsp salt, plus more to taste
Serve with limes, cilantro and avocado

Cook at high pressure (that’s the regular pressure rather than low) for 10 minutes with natural release for 10 (then manual release if necessary after that.) Stir and add additional salt to taste. Serve with limes to squeeze over, some cilantro and avocado of course. 

Makes about 10 cups

3 WW points per cup April 12, 2015/ Morgan/