Lentil Chili

Easy
Serves 12
Vegetarian
Vegan
Ingredients: 

1 tbsp. Kowalski's Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 1/2 cups chopped onion

1 1/2 cups chopped celery

1 tsp. chopped garlic

1 (46 oz.) can tomato juice

2 (14.5 oz.) cans diced tomatoes with green chilies

2 (14.5 oz.) cans diced tomatoes

1 tbsp. chili powder

2 tsp. salt

2 tsp. cumin

1 tsp. dried basil

1/2 tsp. coarse ground black pepper

1 1/2 cups lentils, soaked, rinsed, drained

Instructions: 

In Dutch oven, heat olive oil over medium heat sauté onions, celery and garlic. Stir in remaining ingredients except toppings. Simmer over low heat for 1 1/2 hrs.