Family Fave Lentil Tacos

Beth Renzetti


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.


★★★★☆ 1 vote

10 Min
30 Min
Stove Top


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

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

How to Make Family Fave Lentil Tacos


  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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