Stewed Lentils With Chilli Ancho – 350 Calories


3 Portions

Calories: 350kcal (per portion)

Carbs: 53g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 6g

  • 225 grams dried brown lentils, rinsed under water
  • 500 grams tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeño, finely diced, optional
  • 2 chilli ancho de seeded and de veined
  • 400 ml chicken or veg broth
  • 250 grams bell pepper de seeded and medium diced
  • 100 grams onion finely diced
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 30 grams feta cheese
  • 60 grams avocado


  1. Cook lentils in boiling water for 15-20 minutes until cooked
  2. Toast the ancho chilli in a pan or comal for 10 seconds each side over a medium heat then add to the pot with the lentils and cook them together so the chillis re hydrate
  3. Peel garlic and blend with the tomatoes, jalapeño, broth and salt
  4. Fry onions and peppers in the oil for 2 minutes until softened
  5. Add the sauce & lentils to the peppers and onions and cook for 5 minutes over a medium heat
  6. Season to taste and serve with avocado and feta on top


  • If you prefer more liquid don’t reduce the sauce too much, if you prefer it thicker, reduce until you have the desired consistency 
  • This can be made as meal prep and kept in the fridge and eaten within 3-4 days
  • You can freeze this, de frost and use within a month
  • You could add cooked meat or fish on top when serving if you prefer

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