Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 5 mins

From Easy Beans.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large saucepan, saute the onions, green peppers, and celery in heated oil over medium heat for 5 minutes.
  2. Add in the water; bring to a boil.
  3. Stir in the lentils; cover, lower heat, and simmer 40 minutes (do not drain).
  4. Transfer lentil mixture to a large bowl; add in cooked rice, tomato paste, taco seasoning mix, and chili powder; stir to combine.
  5. Transfer mixture to a lightly greased medium-sized casserole dish.
  6. Bake, uncovered, in a 350° oven for 20 minutes.
  7. Sprinkle tortilla chips and cheese on top.
  8. Bake another 5 minutes or until cheese melts.


Most Helpful

Another winner dish to add to our collection of meatless dinners. Easy to make, staple ingredients and very tasty. My husband enjoyed his topped with a spicy taco sauce.

DDW November 14, 2012

This is DELICIOUS! Everyone in my house ate it and I am usually the only one who will eat lentils! Super easy and cheap! Can see making this a Friday night tradition:) Only changes that I made were using more peppers instead of celery (that is what I had), and cooking lentils in half broth/half water as I always do to add some flavor. I make my own taco seasoning with 1 tbs arrowroot, 2 tsp chili powder, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp paprika, 1/2 tsp onion powder, 1/4 tsp garlic powder, 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper, 1/4 tsp cumin. I still added the chili powder that the recipe calls for. Delicious! We also really like the added touch of the tortilla chips as it gave it some texture and added flavor:)

hideezplace November 10, 2012

This is a tasty meatless meal. My family loved it. It is a inexpensive but healthy addition to our meal plan. It is a winner that I have already passed on to several friends. We served it chips and salsa. Thanks for super lentil recipe.

Mom on the move November 23, 2009

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