Spicy Lentil Nachos Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Spicy Lentil Nachos Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Spicy Lentil Nachos

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"Meatless nachos that come together easily when money and time are tight."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins

    45 mins


  1. Heat coconut oil in a skillet over medium heat. Place onion in skillet and cook, stirring, until tender, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook another minute.
  2. Stir in lentils, broth, chili powder, cumin, and oregano. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer until lentils are tender, about 30 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Combine black beans and corn in a saucepan (if using canned beans and corn, drain first). Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until heated through about 8 minutes.
  4. Spread tortilla chips on a serving platter. Spoon a layer of lentils on the chips, then a layer of black beans and corn, and then salsa. Sprinkle with shredded cheese. Serve while still warm.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 27, 2011

Despite his skepticism while these were cooking, my husband loved these. I thought they could use a bit more spicing up. The recipe doesn't indicate to cover the lentils while they cook, but mine dried out while still crunchy, so I had to add water. Next time I'll cover.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 13, 2011

This was OKAY... Definitely not spicy in any capacity, EVOO works fine in place of coconut oil if you're not looking to spend the extra money. I recommend adding a can of diced chilies if you want some warmth to the dish, you absolutely need to double the liquid to soften the lentils, I just eye balled it after my broth was absorbed 15 minutes into the simmer. I also recommend topping with a little dollop of sour cream.


31 Ratings

Jan 20, 2010

This recipe was very good. I was a little skeptical at first, not being too familiar with lentils and all. I did have to use about 2 cans of chicken broth for the lentils to get somewhat soft. I added a dollop of sour cream, half of a cut up avocado, and salsa to top it off. My husband, who is a die hard meat lover, even liked the nachos. Won't make it often, but every once in a while these will come as a nice change of pace.

Jan 13, 2010

kids like it! could use more spice for adults.

May 17, 2011

Delicious! I only threw the lentil mixture and cheese on the chips and it was really good. Husband loved them and has already asked for them again. I'm sure the rest of the ingredients make them even better, but not even necessary!

May 16, 2011

This is such a great cheap and easy meal. The lentils and black beans add great protein and vitamins with a much lower fat content than ground beef. We like these nachos with sour cream, salsa and guacamole.

Nov 17, 2010

Great! Made it vegetarian by using vegetable broth. Topped with sour cream and sliced olives. Yum!

Dec 09, 2009

Even my teenager liked these!


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  • Calories
  • 883 kcal
  • 44%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 118.5 g
  • 38%
  • Cholesterol
  • 25 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 33.7 g
  • 52%
  • Fiber
  • 27.1 g
  • 109%
  • Protein
  • 33.7 g
  • 67%
  • Sodium
  • 971 mg
  • 39%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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