#OhMyGarlicre you getting tired of the same ol taco meat recipe that you’ve been making for years (hopefully mine!). I know I am and I’m definitely ready for a changeup. Today I’m going to show you how to make lentil tacos. They’re a great substitute for ground meat, and If they’re cooked properly (which hopefully ours will be!) they’ll have a similar texture to ground meat. They’re healthy, great for a meatless monday (if you want to participate in that), and they’re way cheaper! So let’s go.
How much are we making?
Onion (medium sized)
Serrano (or jalapeno)
- Get Started / Prep
- Put 2 cups of water in a medium sized saucepan and turn the heat to high.
- While this is heating measure out 1 cup of brown lentils. Place lentils in a colander and rinse checking for any debris such as rocks or rotten lentils.
- Once the water has reached a boil pour rinsed lentils into pot.
- Cook the Lentils
- Bring the water temperature back up to a boil then as soon as it reaches that point turn it down to a simmer and place a lid on.
- Continue to simmer for 20 minutes then check the firmness of the lentils. They should be tender but still a little firm but definitely not crunchy. If they are crunchy continue to simmer for another 5 mins and check again.(If they still are keep doing this step and add more water if it looks dry)
- Now drain the lentils.
- Cut Up Veggies
- Chop up 1 medium sized onion and a serrano or jalapeno pepper. Save some of the onion for topping our tacos.
- Peel the garlic and put into a press or mince it.
- Chop up some cilantro for topping as well.
- Saute Everything
- Heat a large sized saute pan and add vegetable oil.
- Add onions and pepper.
- Cook until the onions are translucent and the peppers are bright green, then add the garlic and cook for another minute.
- Now add 2-3 tablespoons of taco seasoning (recipe on other video?) and stir sauteing for another minute.
- Next add the drained lentils and stir all the seasoned onions and peppers in and add ¼ cup of water to help evenly spread the seasonings.
- Cook until the mixture has thickened about 3-5 minutes, then remove from the heat.
- Tortillas / Plating / Munch
- Now heat tortillas in big pan over medium heat for 30-45 seconds, flipping once.
- Slice lime and avocado for topping.
- Now plate. Munch.
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