Lentil Beef or Turkey Chili
A recipe from the Sneaky Kitchen
12 oz/340 g lean ground beef or turkey
2 tsp/10 mL Onion Liquid Spice
2 cups/500 mL chopped onion
1 red or orange bell pepper, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
8 oz/227 g lentils
2 cans (28 oz/794 g ea) crushed tomatoes
2 cups/500 mL water
3 Tbsp/45 mL Chili Seasoning
1-1/2 Tbsp/25 mL Beef Soup Base
2 tsp/10 mL Oregano
2 tsp/10 mL Basil
1 tsp/5 mL Black Pepper, more if desired
Parmesan Cheese

Heat a heavy 3-qt./liter saucepan over med.-high heat.  Add ground beef & cook until beef is browned; remove to a colander & drain well. Heat Liquid Spice in same saucepan; add onion & peppers; sauté until onion is tender. Add beef & all remaining ingredients except cheese.  Cover & simmer until lentils are tender, stirring occasionally, about 1-1/2 hrs.  Serve hot with a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese.  Makes 8 servings.