Mount Mazama Lentil Chili – Pile on the Vegetables
Just a few weeks ago we attended a trade show in Seattle. While we were there we stayed with some of Ninon’s family in Redmond. One night the cousins made us the Mount Mazama Lentil Chili for dinner and it was just fantastic.
Mount Mazama is our newest soup and we knew it was a good soup but our cousin took it to a whole new level. She added lots of vegetables and extra chopped tomatoes along with the normal tomato sauce. The vegetables did a great job soaking up a little bit of the spicy kick and added a nice well-rounded flavor to the dish.
The trick to this recipe is knowing when to add the veggies to the Mount Mazama Lentil Chili. You don’t want to overcook anything and be left with mushy carrots! The veggies that are the thickest and crunchy you will want to add first such as carrots, broccoli, and cauliflower. Wait five or ten minutes to then add your frozen mix, fresh tomatoes, and anything else you want. After you make it a couple of times you will learn how long you want to cook different veggies.
You will need
- One Package of Mount Mazama Lentil Chili
- A can of tomato sauce
- chopped fresh tomatoes
- Fresh or frozen vegetables (a freezer bag of assorted veggies works perfectly)
- Any other veggies, cleaned and prepped
- Start cooking according to package directions
- Add veggies before the soup is all the way done. Be careful though! You don’t want to overcook your veggies, so at the earliest add them about 15 minutes before the soup is done.
We encourage you to play with your soups a bit. It is so easy to completely change the soups by adding one or two ingredients. Experiment. Enjoy. Then tell us what you did! Share it with us on Facebook or by email firstname.lastname@example.org .