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Vegan Lentil Taco 'Meat'

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"Try using lentils instead of beef or chicken! Vegan- and vegetarian-friendly. Lentils have no fat and no cholesterol, and they are a complex carbohydrate high in protein and fiber… and they are quite inexpensive too. These lentils make great tacos and casseroles."
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25 m servings 209
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onions; cook and stir until starting to soften, 5 to 7 minutes.
  2. Bring water and lentils to a boil in a skillet. Reduce heat and simmer. Add the cooked onions, garlic, cumin, oregano, cornstarch, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until lentils are tender and starting to break down, 3 to 5 minutes. Add small amounts of water as needed.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • Feel free to replace the sauteed onions and homemade taco seasoning recipe with 1 packet of store-bought seasoning.
  • If lentils turn out too soupy, you will need to stir continuously until they absorb the moisture and/or it evaporates.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 209 calories; 4.5 30.5 13 0 48 Full nutrition

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