Sunday, September 5, 2010

Trying to love a meatless taco.

I kept seeing the recipe for Tasty Lentil Tacos...and the reviews were always the same. "These are so good. I'll never make regular tacos again." My review, "These were ok...a healthy alternative, but I won't be giving up my beef tacos any time soon!"

To make it appeal to my hubby, I used our regular taco seasoning in place of the spices listed. I also used Beef Broth instead of Chicken Broth, but you could also use Vegetable Broth.

Begin by cooking a diced onion and a few cloves of grated or finely minced garlic in a TBS of vegetable oil. Cook about 5 minutes.

Add in 1 cup of dried lentils and stir for about one minute. Add in the stock of your choice and cover. Cook over medium-low. The recipe says for 25-30 minutes...mine took a little over an hour! I also had to add another whole cup of stock over the cooking process. They are done when they are soft enough to mash.

Add in seasoning and mash with your spoon. 

Load into taco shells and top as you would a regular taco. Again, not bad...but not going to replace real tacos in our house.


  1. I never really got the appeal of're a brave woman to try!!

  2. I thought - hey, I love tacos, they can't be that bad. Unfortunately, they weren't that great either.

  3. I tried making a veggie burger with lentils. I took one bite and threw the whole batch out. I haven't touched lentils since!