Lentil Chili



  1. In a large pot or Dutch oven, warm the oil over medium heat.
  2. Add the onions and garlic and push them around every once in a while until they soften, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add the chili powder and cumin, give everything a stir and allow the spices to cook for a minute or two.
  4. Add the lentils, bay leaves and water.
  5. Bring to a gentle boil and let simmer for 5 minutes.
  6. Add the beans, the tomatoes with their juice and the stock.
  7. Let it bubble away gently for 20 minutes.
  8. Remove the bay leaves.
  9. Season with salt and pepper if needed.
  10. Serve the chili over rice or with a piece of cornbread.
  11. Serve with standard chili toppings.