Vegetarian Lentil Taco 'meat Filling' Substitute (Crock Pot)

READY IN: 8hrs 10mins
Recipe by bdankanich

This taco filling is a healthier alternative to the meat version. I found this recipe on a “runners” message board where the posters were raving how much this tasted as good as a meat filling. I actually like it better than the fillings made with ground beef. It tastes great in taco shells on taco salads and anywhere you’d normally use a meat taco filling.

Top Review by godbreathed01

Terrific recipe. that said, I did make a couple of changes: Used vegetable broth instead of water and bullion and cooked in my pressure cooker for about 15 min on high. Easy simple delicious. this would be highly adaptable to seasoning s for other cuisines: greek for moussaka, Indian curry mix for samosas, meat for English shepherd's pie. etc. thanks for a great jumping off point. I'll be using this often. Thanks Judy in WA

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put everything in the crock pot and cook on high for 8-12 hours, stirring occasionally and adding water as needed.
  2. use as you would a meat taco filling.

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