Lentil Chili & Macaroni Skillet – Lentils.org

Lentil Chili & Macaroni Skillet

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April 28, 2017

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One skillet means there’s little clean-up for this family favourite comfort food dish. Be sure to add raw macaroni, as it will cook in with the chili.

  • Prep: 30 Minutes
  • Cook: 25 Minutes
  • 30 Minutes

    25 Minutes

    55 Minutes

  • Yields: 6


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet or sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add beef and cook until it starts to brown, breaking up with the back of a wooden spoon.
  2. Add onion, garlic, red pepper, and celery. Cook until the onions are translucent. Stir in chili powder, cumin, coriander, oregano, salt, sugar, and pepper. Continue to cook for another few minutes.
  3. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
  4. Stir in lentils, crushed and diced tomatoes, water, and macaroni. Stir well. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat to medium-low and cook for another 20-25 minutes, until macaroni is cooked, stirring once or twice.
  5. Scatter cheese on top. Bake until cheese is melted, about 5 minutes.

Quick tip: Add 1 cup (250 mL) fresh or frozen corn to the beef mixture when adding the lentils.


2 Tbsp (30 mL) canola oil

1 lb (500 g) lean ground beef

1 onion, diced

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 red bell pepper, diced

2 celery stalks, diced

1 1/2 Tbsp (20 mL) chili powder

1 tsp (5 mL) cumin

1 tsp (5 mL) coriander

1 tsp (5 mL) dried oregano

1 tsp (5 mL) salt

1 tsp (5 mL) sugar

1/4 tsp (1 mL) pepper

2 cups (500 mL) cooked green lentils

2 cups (500 mL) crushed tomatoes

1 cup (250 mL) diced tomatoes (fresh or canned)

1/2 cup (125 mL) water

1/2 cup (125 mL) elbow macaroni

1 1/2 cups (375 mL) shredded Tex Mex cheese blend


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 2/3 cups (400 mL)
Sodium950 mg
Potassium431 mg
Protein33 g
Cholesterol65 mg
Sugar9 g
Total Fat14 g
Saturated Fat1.5 g
Total Carbohydrates42 g
Dietary Fiber9 g