Saute the onions and celery. Add 1 cup of lentils and 4 cups of broth, then simmer until lentils are soft (35-40 minutes). Add the tin of tomatoes, a spoonful of tomato paste, chili powder, cumin, garlic salt, and pepper. Cook for about 5 minutes.
Put grated cheese on (if desired) and pop into the oven to melt.
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