5 Star Caviar Chili

Sherri Williams


This is a beautiful and elegant chili made with black lentils known as the caviar of lentil's. I'm a southern girl so I had to add some Virginia Country Ham for that down home taste. The addition of champagne and duck makes this a real fine dining experience. The festive colors of this chili are perfect for holiday season. Enjoy! Cooking with Passion, sw:)

★★★★★ 3 votes
15 Min
1 Hr 25 Min
Stove Top


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2 c
black lentils, dry
1 lb
country ham, soaked & diced
14 oz
half cooked duck deboned & chopped
28 oz
white hominy, drained
15 oz
diced tomatoes
1/2 c
colorful bell peppers, chopped
1/2 can(s)
chipotle in adobo sauce, chopped (more or less)
11 1/2 oz
tomato & chili cocktail (or tomato juice)
1/2 bunch
cilantro stems chopped
2 can(s)
green chiles, diced
1 large
onion, chopped
3-4 Tbsp
roasted garlic, chopped
1 1/2 Tbsp
2 Tbsp
chili powder
1 Tbsp
oregano, dried
1 c
champagne, dry
6 c
salt & pepper to taste


2 medium
avocado chopped
1 small
red onion, chopped
2 medium
roma tomato, chopped
1/2 bunch
cilantro, chopped
6-8 oz
sour cream
4-6 oz
queso blanco, crumbled
tortilla chips

How to Make 5 Star Caviar Chili


  • 1get ingredients ready
  • 2add diced country ham, duck bones, cilantro chopped stems, onions, garlic & 1 1/2 cups of water to a large stock pot. bring to a simmer. cook ham for 30 minutes or until tender
  • 3remove the duck bones from the pot and throw away. add lentils, duck meat and oregano to pot. simmer for 20 minutes. stir frequently
  • 4add remaining ingredients. bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 20-30 minutes, until lentils are tender
  • 5garnish and serve

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About 5 Star Caviar Chili

Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy

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