Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Lentil Tacos-Elysa Valentino's friend ldsbaker.blogspot.com

Don't be alarmed by the main ingredient. They are actually really tasty!

1 cup finely chopped onion
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tsp olive oil
1 cup dried lentils, rinsed
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp dried oregano
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup salsa
taco shells, tortillas, or chips
shredded lettuce or spinach
chopped fresh tomato
shredded cheddar cheese
avocado diced

OPTIONAL: For those who NEED meat... just cook up a lb of ground hamburger and mix in a packet of taco seasoning. Use the lentil mixture as your bean mixture in your tacos.

In a large nonstick skillet, saute 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 to medium low; cover and simmer for 45-50 minutes or until the lentils are tender. Uncover; cook for 6-8 minutes or until mixture is thickened. Mash lentils slightly.

Stir in salsa. Spoon about 1/4 cup lentil mixture into each taco shell/tortilla. Top with lettuce, tomato, cheese, avocado, sour cream.