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Lentils grow abundantly in the province of Saskatchewan, so Regina might just become the new capital city for vegetarian chili!

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  • 1 pkg Ben’s® Whole Wheat Hot Dog Buns (6), toasted

    6 veggie dogs

    1/3 cup (75 mL) shredded Cheddar cheese

    2 green onions, finely chopped Lentil Chili:

    1 1/2 tsp (7 mL) canola oil

    1/2 small onion, finely chopped

    1/2 red pepper, chopped

    1/2 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped

    2 tsp (10 mL) chili powder

    1 clove garlic, minced Pinch each salt and pepper

    1 tbsp (15 mL) tomato paste

    1 cup (250 mL) rinsed, drained lentils

    1 cup (250 mL) canned diced tomatoes


Lentil Chili: In skillet, heat oil over medium heat; cook onion, red pepper, jalapeno, chili powder, garlic, salt and pepper for 6 to 8 minutes or until vegetables soften. Stir in tomato paste; cook for 1 minute. Add lentils and tomatoes; bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer for 20 minutes or until thickened.

Grill veggie dogs according to package directions; assemble in toasted buns with cheese, green onions and Lentil Chili.

Tip: Substitute tofu dogs for veggie dogs if desired.

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