Lentil and Red Bean Chili


  • 1/2 cup brown lentils
  • 1/2 cup red beans
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion
  • 1 cup carrot
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons coconut aminos
  • 14.5 ounce tomatoes
  • 1/4 heaping cup tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 cups Water
  • 1 cup corn
  • Soak the lentils and the red beans in water overnight or 8 hours (you can soak them in the same bowl).
  • When you’re ready to cook your chili, rinse and drain the lentils and red beans in a fine mesh strainer and place the strainer over a bowl and allow them to drain. Set aside for now.
  • Prep all of your veggies and measure out all of your spices. Press the saute button on your Instant Pot and let it heat up for 2 minutes.
  • Add the onion, carrot, bell pepper and garlic and saute for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the smoked paprika, chili powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, dried oregano, allspice, cayenne, salt, Coconut Aminos, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, lentils and red beans. Stir and cook for about a minute and then add the water and stir once more.
  • Lock the Instant Pot lid into place, making sure the nozzle is in the “sealing” position. Use the Manual or Pressure Cook setting and set the timer for 30 minutes.
  • Use the natural release method when the timer goes off. When the pressure is totally out of the Instant Pot, take off the lid, add the corn and stir.
  • Allow the chili to cool before you store it in the fridge. Enjoy!
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