2 Bean and Lentil Dish | One Pot Recipe

Easy Bean and Lentil One Pot Recipe

I have made this combination of beans and lentils a million different ways but I come back to this version regularly as it's flavour is subtle and can be served in so many ways. I like to eat it in a bowl as a chili, on top of a salad, in a burrito and as a side with some rice and veg. The beauty is that you can adjust the spices if you want a bolder flavour or add cayenne to turn up the heat. PLUS you make it all in one pot...easy clean up!


1 can (540ml) kidney beans*
1 can (540ml) black beans*
1 can (540ml) lentils*

Half of an onion, chopped
2 large cloves of garlic, smashed and chopped

1 TBSP olive oil - you can omit this or substitute

1/2 TBSP** each of:
chili powder
garlic powder

1 - 1 1/2 cups vegetable stock


Heat pan to medium heat. Add olive oil then onion and garlic. Only cook until softened, don't brown. Add beans and spices, mix and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add vegetable broth, stir. Bring to a boil then cover and simmer on low heat for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Enjoy!

*you can use dried beans as well, follow package instructions to prepare them for use
**you can adjust the amounts to taste