Family Fave Lentil Tacos

1
Beth Renzetti

By
@elmotoo

After loosely trying various recipes, this is the combination that worked for my family. It is spicy enough for dh abut not so blazing that the kids won't eat it. THE PICKY ONE had 5 tacos!! Dh's comment, "you've made this a few times before but this one I LIKE." You can use vegetable broth to keep it vegetarian or use chicken or beef. You can use a can of diced tomatoes (regular or Rotel) instead of taco sauce or salsa but it will take a bit longer to cook because of the added liquid. This made enough for our family of 4 to have 3-4 tacos each with just a little bit left over.

Rating:

★★★★☆ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
4-6
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp
    oil
  • 1 large
    onion, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1 pkg
    (1 1/4 ounce) taco seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp
    dried oregano
  • 1
    chipotle chile in adobo, minced
  • 2 c
    brown lentils
  • 4 c
    broth
  • 1/2 c
    taco sauce or salsa
  • ACCOUTREMENTS

  • ·
    taco shells, hard & soft
  • ·
    shredded cheese
  • ·
    diced tomato
  • ·
    iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • ·
    sour cream
  • ·
    onion, diced
  • ·
    salsa

How to Make Family Fave Lentil Tacos

Step-by-Step

  1. In large saute pan, heat oil. Add onion, sprinkle with salt, stir & saute until softened. Add garlic & stir.
  2. Stir in taco seasoning, oregano & chipotle.
  3. Add lentils & broth. Bring to a boil, reduce heat & simmer about 30 minutes until lentils are soft & most liquid is reduced. You want saucy, not soupy, lentils.
    Check for seasoning.
  4. Heat taco shells & fill as desired.

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About Family Fave Lentil Tacos

Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: Mexican
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy




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