This recipe is so fun! Lentils are such a great replacement for meat when seasoned just right. Not to mention they're much more affordable! You could use this filling for tacos, burritos, taco salad, the possibilites are endless.
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1 c. dry lentils
2 c. water
2 t. garlic powder
2 t. onion powder
1 t. oregano
1 t. chili powder
1/2 t. ground coriander
1/2 t. ground cumin
1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. chipotle chile powder (or more if you like heat)
2 T. oil
3 T. tomato paste
8-10 taco shells
In a pot, combine lentils and water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for about 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, combine all the spices in a small bowl.
Lentils will be plump and no water will remain when they're done.
In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-low heat. Add lentils, spice mixture, tomato paste, and 1/3 c. water.
Mix and mash. Add more water if needed. Season with more salt to taste.
Scoop into taco shells and top with salsa and cheese.
Lentils are significantly more nutritious than red meat. Not only are they rich in protein, folic acid, and B-vitamins, but they are an outstanding source of fiber, which you can't get from meat. Enjoy!