April 02, 2012

Lentil Tacos

Until tonight, my favorite vegetarian tacos were chickpea tacos and while those are delicious, lentil tacos are even better!  The recipe I followed comes from Epicurious.com and is really easy to make...assuming you have 40 minutes or so to let the lentils simmer.

Chris really raved about these tacos, so I had to ask him "better than meat?" He just laughed and said no, as if it were impossible for anything to be better than meat.

Lentil Tacos
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients (10 tacos)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 cup dried brown lentils, rinsed
  • 1 oz package taco seasoning (or 2 heaping tablespoons taco seasoning)
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 10 taco shells/tortillas
  • toppings such as shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, shredded cheese
  • In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook onion and garlic for 3 minutes. 
  • Add lentils and taco seasoning. Cook until spices are fragrant, about 1 minute. 
  • Add broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until lentils are tender, 30-35 minutes. Uncover lentils and cook until mixture thickens, about 7 minutes. 
  • Spoon lentil mixture into each taco shell/tortilla, then add topping as desired.
Recipe Source: Epicurious.com
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