Total Time
75hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 75 hrs

This is a recipe I came up with looking for an alternative to using ground beef and a packaged seasoning mix to make a filling for tacos. It is completely vegan, and has successfully fooled both old fashioned meat & potatoes guys and hungry teenagers both.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Saute onions in oil until soft and translucent. Add garlic and cook for another minute or two, but do not allow to burn.
  2. Add lentils and toss with oil and onions to coat. Add 4 cups of water and cook for about 30 minutes until the lentils begin to soften.
  3. Add canned tomatoes, seasonings, TVP and additional water and cook for about 30 minutes more.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in brown sugar.
  5. We serve this both in traditional tacos and over rice, topped with all the fixings - tomatoes, avocados, cucumbers, salsa, cheese, sour cream, hot sauce, etc.