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