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.

Gallery

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
Advertisement

Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist
Taco Seasoning:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onions; cook and stir until starting to soften, 5 to 7 minutes.

    Advertisement
  • 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

209 calories; protein 13g; carbohydrates 30.5g; fat 4.5g; sodium 47.5mg. Full Nutrition
Advertisement
Advertisement