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Lentil Tacos

Rated as 4.45 out of 5 Stars

"This vegan version of classic tacos uses lentils instead of ground beef, along with other flavors so good you'll never miss the meat!"
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Ingredients

30 m servings 389 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Combine ancho chile powder, cumin, coriander, oregano, salt, and fennel in a small bowl.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook onion and garlic, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Add spice mixture and cook, stirring, until toasted, about 30 seconds.
  3. Reduce heat to medium and add lentils, tomato paste, a few splashes of water, and chipotle peppers. Cook, mashing lightly with a fork and adding water if necessary, until lentils are heated through and hold together, about 5 minutes. Season with additional salt if needed and adobo or hot sauce.
  4. Lightly toast tortillas in a cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Spread about 1/3 cup filling down center of each tortilla. Top with lettuce, tomatoes, and cilantro. Serve with guacamole and lime wedges.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • For 2 1/2 cups cooked lentils, use 1 cup dried. Bring 3 1/2 cups water and salt to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Pour lentils into the water while stirring constantly. Reduce heat to love; cover. Simmer until lentils are tender but still hold their shape, about 30 minutes. Drain well.
  • You can substitute 1 1/2 (15-ounce) cans of lentils, rinsed and drained.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 389 calories; 11 g fat; 61.8 g carbohydrates; 16.8 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 477 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Why oh why can't we leave 100 stars? These are amazing tacos. Make extra seasoning mix to use in other recipes. I added some of it to my guacamole. Make these for your taco Tuesday get-together....

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I'm sure the recipe is perfectly fine when executed well. Unfortunately, as is it is missing key instructions and information, such as the ratio of dry to cooked lentils and how exactly one goes...

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Why oh why can't we leave 100 stars? These are amazing tacos. Make extra seasoning mix to use in other recipes. I added some of it to my guacamole. Make these for your taco Tuesday get-together....

Nice substitute ‘meat’ for vegetarians. I made a large pot and then turned it into meatloaf, tacos and pasta sauce over the week. Highly recommend!

best taco I've had!

I make these at least once every two weeks and this is a great recipe especially for people like me who are new to vegetarian meals and trying to get away from meat. I do not like spicy so I do ...

This was our first recipe in our attempt to eat vegetarian for 30 days. We all thought this recipe was outstanding - better than beef tacos. We will keep this one forever.

This is a delicious meat replacement idea using the lintels. I didn't have the chipotle chiles in adobo sauce so I used what I had, 2 Tblsp roasted green chiles. This was just the right amount...

Absolutely fantastic. Even my vegetable-hating 13yo son had to admit these were really good. I used the pack of pre-cooked lentils from Trader Joe's and the entire recipe was ready in less than ...

I'm sure the recipe is perfectly fine when executed well. Unfortunately, as is it is missing key instructions and information, such as the ratio of dry to cooked lentils and how exactly one goes...

These were a hit with the vegetarian family members, and a welcome change from tofu tacos. The chipotle peppers made this dish a bit spicy so just use one if you don't like it spicy. The fresh v...