Instant Pot Red Lentil Chili

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Red Lentil Chili

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recipe updated Jun 8, 2020


  • Onion icon
    283g (about 2)
  • Red bell pepper icon
    Red bell pepper
  • Dates icon
    ½ cup
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
  • Tomato paste icon
    Tomato paste
    ¾ cup
  • Fire-roasted diced tomatoes icon
    Fire-roasted diced tomatoes
    822g (about 3½ cups)
  • Chili powder icon
    Chili powder
    1.5 tbsp (12g)
  • Dried oregano icon
    Dried oregano
    1.5 tbsp (3g)
  • Chipotle chili powder icon
    Chipotle chili powder
    ½ tsp (about 1g)
  • Red lentils icon
    Red lentils
    2¼ cups
  • Apple cider vinegar icon
    Apple cider vinegar
    4 tbsp (59ml)
  • Water icon
    8 cups (1920ml)
  • Nuts icon
    1 cup (240g)
  • Smoked paprika icon
    Smoked paprika
    2 tsp (4g)
  • Nutritional yeast icon
    Nutritional yeast
    1 cup (82g)
  • Red pepper flakes icon
    Red pepper flakes
    ½ tsp (about 0g)
  • Salt-free seasoning icon
    Salt-free seasoning
    1 tbsp (15g)
  • Dried parsley icon
    Dried parsley
    1.5 tbsp (4g)


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  • kCook icon Instant Pot
  • kCook icon Inner pot
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Step preview

  1. Add dates, garlic clove, tomato paste and fire-roasted diced tomatoes to a clean blender jug
  2. Blend until smooth
  3. Transfer content of blender jug to inner pot
  4. Add chili powder, onion, dried oregano, chipotle chili powder, red lentils, apple cider vinegar, water, nuts, red bell pepper, smoked paprika, nutritional yeast, red pepper flakes, salt-free seasoning and dried parsley to the inner pot
  5. Close and lock the lid and turn the steam release handle to Sealing
  6. Pressure cook - Manual, High, 10 min
  7. Natural release
  8. Serve
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