Taco Tuesday is a favorite around here! We literally eat taco salad, tacos, nachos, fajitas, etc. EVERY single Tuesday. Being a vegetarian, I am always looking for ways to spice up whatever form of taco I am eating. I discovered you can use lentils in place of meat in a lot of dishes, so why not taco meat!?
- 1 cup chopped yellow onion
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 teaspoon oil
- 1 cup dried lentils, rinsed
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 1 tablespoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 2½ cups vegetable broth
- 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes with chiles, drained (chop fresh)
- In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook until softened (5 to 7 minutes). Add garlic and saute for 1 minute. Stir in lentils, chili powder, cumin and oregano and cook for 1 minute. Add broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cover for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the broth has evaporated and the lentils are tender.
- Uncover and cook for an additional 10 minutes, until the mixture has thickened. Stir in tomatoes and salsa.
- Use lentil mixture however you please and add your favorite toppings!
2 thoughts on “Lentil Taco “Meat””
Great idea for a meat replacement, I am definitely giving this a try on next weeks menu!
YES!! The texture is great, just enough to sorta be like beef.