Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Tasty Tuesday: Lentil Tacos

This recipe is from Aubrey, who wrote "This recipe sounds iffy if you don't cook with beans much, but my family DEVOURED it!" Thanks for sharing, Aubrey!


The Ingredients:


  • 1 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tsp canola oil
  • 1 cup dried lentils, rinsed
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 12 taco shells
  • 1 1/2 cups lettuce, shredded
  • 1 cup chopped fresh tomato
  • 1 1/2 cups (6 oz) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 tbsp sour cream

The Directions:


In a large, nonstick skillet, saute onion & garlic in oil until tender. Add lentils, chili powder, cumin & oregano. Cook & stir for 1 min. Add broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat & simmer covered for 25-30 mins or until lentils are tender.

Uncover. Cook for 6-8 mins or until mixture is thickened. Mash lentils slightly. Stir in salsa.

Spoon about 1/4 cup lentil mixture into each taco shell. Top with lettuce, tomato, cheese & sour cream.

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