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    Spiced Lentil Tacos (Vegetarian)

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    55 mins

    15 mins

    40 mins

    blucoat's Note:

    This is a great recipe for those who want a vegetarian meal without fake "meat". This delicious and simple recipe is from Chef Jennifer Iserloh of New York City (aka "Skinny Chef") and was printed in this month's Self Magazine (February 2009). Following the recipe results in an al dente lentil with a little chew to mimic the texture of ground beef. If you want a softer lentil, you can cook them about 15 minutes longer (in step 1) with added broth until soft.

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    Serves: 4



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    1. 1
      Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook onion, garlic and salt until onion begins to soften, 3 to 4 minutes. Add lentils and taco seasoning. Cook until spices are fragrant and lentils are dry, about 1 minute. Add broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until lentils are tender, 25 to 30 minutes.
    2. 2
      Mix sour cream, chile and adobo sauce in a bowl. Uncover lentils and cook until mixture thickens, 6 to 8 minutes. Mash with a rubber spatula.
    3. 3
      Spoon 1/4 cup lentil mixture into each taco shell. Top with 2 heaping teaspoons sour cream mixture, lettuce, tomato and cheese.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 23, 2010


      Made these a long time ago, but never reviewed. I'm making again tonight, so I figured I'll give you some stars... Very good dish. My very first main meal with lentils! It actually gets my whole family to eat them surprisingly. They hate anything healthy.

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    • on April 05, 2010


      This was excellent in both tacos, and instead of the meat in a taco salad. I used 2 tablespoons of Taco Seasoning, and french lentils, whole wheat tortillas, all of which I would do again.

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    • on October 28, 2009


      Yum! I used Greek yogurt for the sauce, soft corn tortillas instead of hard shells and served with lime wedges. Next time I might try to work some cilantro into the mix. I love that this is vegetarian, high in fiber and tastes SO good. Carnivore hubby not as impressed but that just means more leftovers for me!

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    Nutritional Facts for Spiced Lentil Tacos (Vegetarian)

    Serving Size: 1 (222 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 403.9
    Calories from Fat 87
    Total Fat 9.7 g
    Saturated Fat 2.4 g
    Cholesterol 2.8 mg
    Sodium 1709.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 64.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 20.1 g
    Sugars 9.5 g
    Protein 16.7 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    vegetable broth

    chipotle chiles in adobo

    adobo sauce

    reduced-fat cheddar cheese

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