Lentil Tacos

2012-07-09
  • Yield : 6 Tacos
  • Servings : 3
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 40m
  • Ready In : 50m

These Lentil Tacos are a great option for those watching calories or fat.  In this recipe, I used brown lentils. Make sure to rinse the lentils well in a strainer.

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup of Uncooked Lentils
  • 1/2 Small Onion, diced
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic, minced
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper, diced
  • 2 1/4 Cups of Vegetable Broth
  • 4 Teaspoons of Dried Minced Onion
  • 3 Teaspoons of Chili Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon of Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Paprika
  • 1 Teaspoon of Cumin
  • 1/8 - 1/4 Teaspoon of Cayenne Pepper. Use more or less depending on your heat preference.
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Oregano
  • 1 Tomato, diced
  • 1 Avocado, diced
  • 1 Cup of Shredded Lettuce
  • Salsa
  • Hard Tortilla Shells

Method

Step 1

Mix dried minced onion, chili powder, garlic powder, salt, paprika, cumin, cayenne, and oregano in a bowl and set aside.

Step 2

Place garlic, onion, and bell pepper in a pan. Cook for 3 - 5 minutes.

Step 3

Add lentils and seasoning mix. Cook for 5 minutes.

Step 4

Add veggie broth, and bring to a boil.

Step 5

Once boiling, cover and lower heat. Cook for 30 minutes, or until broth is absorbed and lentils are soft but not mushy.

Step 6

Transfer to a bowl and mash beans with a fork.

Step 7

Scoop into tortillas and top with tomatoes, avocado, lettuce, and salsa.

Cost Per Serving: About $2.00

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