Saturday, December 11, 2010

Lentil Tacos

So, I don't know if anyone knew this but I have been a vegetarian for exactly 4 days now! (Probably not since I think I have told a grand total of 3 people.) It is something I have been thinking about for quite a while and I finally decided to just go for it. I am doing it more for the health benefits of it and not so much the "oh, please don't kill the animals" thing. Tonight I made lentil tacos. I have made them before but they were especially good tonight. I think I perfected cooking lentils and that makes a difference. I had these with my Spanish Rice and it was perfect! Here is what you will need:
*Heat up 1 tsp oil in a pan and add in 1 chopped onion and 1 tbs minced garlic
*When onion is tender: add in 1 cup lentils, 1tbsp chili powder, 2 tsp cumin, and 1tsp oregano.
*Stir and cook for about 1 minute
*Add 2.5 cups vegetable broth and bring to a boil
*Reduce heat to medium and cover. Simmer for 25-30minutes
*When liquid is almost gone, remove from heat
*Smash lentils slightly with a fork and add 1/2 cup salsa if desired
*Serve on tortillas with cheese!


  1. I love cooking with lentils--nice idea! I saw you on MBC and am your newest follower!


  2. Good for you! I have thought about this myself for quite awhile. I'd love to see how you like it.
    I am following you from MBC:)

  3. Following you from lil-LIZ-bits, lil-bits from my Navy Wife Life Mom-prenuer adventures. Love to see you on Facebook too!

    Your recipes look good. I am glad for all the photos...maybe I could actually make this yumy stuff!


  4. Found you on MBC and am a follower now. Come visit me at I have seven children so everything we do is super-sized!
    Merry Christmas!