Not all chili needs meat! This Low FODMAP Tempeh Lentil Chili with Butternut Squash is packed with protein and is super hearty and filling - and low FODMAP, of course.
Low FODMAP Serving Size Info: Makes 4 quarts (3.8 L); 16 servings (about 1 cup/240 ml each)
Fit a food processor with a metal blade. Add the tempeh in batches and pulse on and off until coarsely ground. Scrape into a bowl and set aside; repeat until all the tempeh is ground, setting aside as you finish each batch. Now chop the carrots very finely, pulsing on and off until very finely ground, to a similar texture; set aside. (I use the food processor to chop the leeks and scallions, too, since I have it out).
Heat the oil in a large, heavy Dutch oven (such as a 6 quart) over medium heat and add carrots, leeks and scallions. Sauté for about 3 to 5 minutes, stirring often, or until softened, but not browned. Stir in the ground tempeh, coating with the oil and leek/scallion mixture and cook for several minutes, stirring often.
Stir the cumin, salt, chipotle, cayenne, paprika, smoked paprika, oregano and pepper into the tempeh mixture. Now stir in the water, crushed tomatoes, drained lentils and butternut squash. Cover, adjust heat to a low simmer and cook for about 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes, stirring occasionally making sure it does not burn on the bottom, adding additional water if necessary. The squash should be tender and there should be some liquid, but it should not be soupy. Simmer a bit more if needed. Taste chili, adjust salt and pepper if desired and add cayenne if you want more heat.