Friday, May 4, 2012

Lentil Tacos

I discovered this recipe a few years ago and it's been a staple in our home since. Everyone loves tacos and these are even better than the traditional beef tacos made using the taco seasoning at the store. They're healthier and vegetarian too (assuming you use veggie broth rather than chicken broth). I was skeptical when I first tried it, but I've been a huge fan ever since.


1 cup finely chopped onion
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon canola oil
1 cup dried lentils, rinsed
1 tablespoon chili powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano
2 1/2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
1 cup salsa

In a large nonstick skillet, saute the onion and garlic in oil until tender. Add the lentils, chili powder, cumin and oregano; cook and stir for 1 minute.

Add broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes or until the lentils are tender (took only about 20 minutes for me).

Uncover; cook for 6-8 minutes or until mixture is thickened. Mash lentils slightly. Stir in salsa.

Serve in corn tortillas with cheese, sour cream, shredded lettuce and whatever other taco fixins you normally use.

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