Lentil Tacos

Yet another recipe that falls into my three beloved categories: healthy, cheap, and yummy! These lentil tacos were suggested by a friend and we enjoyed them tonight. They were also a hit with one of two toddlers - hitting two for two at dinner is rare at our house!


1 onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp oil
1 C dried lentils, rinsed
1 tsp hot sauce
2 tsp cumin
1 tsp oregano
2 1/2 C chicken stock
1 C salsa
12 tortillas or taco shells
Your favourite taco toppings (we had tomatoes, green pepper, lettuce, cheddar cheese, and sour cream)

Saute onion and garlic in oil until soft. Stir in lentils, hot sauce, cumin, and oregano. Cook for 1 minute. Add stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 25-30 minutes or until the lentils are tender. Uncover and cook for an additional 6-8 minutes or until mixture is thickened. Mash lentils slightly, and stir in salsa. Top tortilla or taco shell with approximately 1/4 C of lentil mixture and your choice of toppings.

We used whole wheat soft tortillas. They were delicious, but quite messy as they got a little soggy with the lentil mixture.  Hard taco shells would probably work great with this recipe, but I don't like them...so tortilla it will continue to be for us (with a fork for the last few messy bites)!


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