I adopted this recipe because it was like one of my own. I LOVE lentils! Their earthy taste is great for Fall gatherings. They are very versatile and cook up quicker than most beans. They are especially tasty combined with tomatoes, so I think you will like this chili - the ginger brightens the taste & adds a different type of heat. The cornbread topping makes this a complete meal. I sometimes add a fruit salad for dessert.