Tasty Lentil Tacos

Tasty Lentil Tacos

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"'When my husband's cholesterol numbers rose, I quickly lowered the fat in our family's diet. Finding dishes that were healthy for him and yummy for our five children was a challenge,' admits Michelle Thomas from Bangor, Maine. 'This fun taco recipe was a huge hit with everyone.'"
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Ingredients

45 m servings
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  1. In a large nonstick skillet, saute the onion and garlic in oil until tender. Add the lentils, chili powder, cumin and oregano; cook and stir for 1 minute. Add broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes or until the lentils are tender. Uncover; cook for 6-8 minutes or until mixture is thickened. Mash lentils slightly.
  2. Stir in salsa. Spoon about 1/4 cup lentil mixture into each taco shell. Top with lettuce, tomato, cheese and sour cream.

Footnotes

  • Nutritional Analysis: One serving (2 tacos) equals 364 calories, 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 17 mg cholesterol, 815 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 9 g fiber, 22 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 lean meat, 2 starch, 1-1/2 fat.

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Fantastic. We have been experimenting lately with new recipes - not really being vegetarian, but making an effort to increase our consumption of alternative proteins and vegetables. Being some...

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I made the lentil filling from this recipe. I thought 1Tbsp of chili powder sounded like too much, so I used 1/2T, and the results were still much too spicy. Also, the 2.5 cups broth (I used v...

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Fantastic. We have been experimenting lately with new recipes - not really being vegetarian, but making an effort to increase our consumption of alternative proteins and vegetables. Being some...

We just loved this recipe. I did make these changes: 1) The addition of sliced black olives to the toppings made available 2) Whole wheat tortillas instead of taco shells. The result was mor...

Oh my, oh my! These were fantastic!! I don't even like lentils that well. It had a similar texture to beef (I cooked the lentils only until chewable but not mushy) and great flavor. ***I love ta...

A taco tip that has never been better than for this recipe...I use whole romaine leaves for the lettuce in tacos. Hold leaf in hand, add fillings, then fold and set into taco shell. Works e...

Very tasty! I made these into tostadas with oven-crisped corn tortillas, refried black beans, the lentils (made with veggie stock to be vegetarian), lettuce, tomato, onion, cheese and sour cream...

These really are as good as people say they are. My husband was pretty skeptical when I told him about lentils for dinner... He couldn't really tell the difference between chicken tacos and th...

Do you know what? It was my daughter's birthday just a few days ago and she wanted to eat out but we couldn't because it rained so I made the tacos, cake, and homemade icecream and she said that...

This is a great idea. I used the lentils on a tostada, w/ lettuce tomatoes, cheese and a chpotle crema (just stir in the adobo from a can of chipotles in sour cream) Very good.

These were fantastic - I made them with the homemade taco seasoning and with a kosher (no actual meat additives) beef stock cube. I will be making these regularly!

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