CBS 6 Virginia Executive Director Chrissy Vandenberg This Morning Watch Easy and Delicious Lentil Tacos – Enjoy!
Ingredients • 2 cups lentils, cooked (from 1 cup dry lentils) or 2 cans lentils, drained • 1 white onion, finely chopped • 1 tbsp. olive oil • 1 packet taco seasoning or homemade spice mix • 1-2 cloves garlic, minced • Corn or flour tortillas, for serving • Taco toppings: shredded lettuce, pickled jalapeños, salsa, cheese, sour cream
Spice mix: • 1 tablespoon chili powder • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes • 1/2 teaspoon paprika • 1 1/2 teaspoon cumin • 1 teaspoon sea salt • 1 teaspoon black pepper
Directions: 1. In a large frying pan over medium-high heat, sweat 1 tablespoon onion. Oil. Stir frequently, until onions are translucent, about 4-5 minutes. Add the garlic and spice mixture and cook for another minute or two, stirring frequently. You don’t want to burn the spices.2. Add the lentils and stir to combine. Use a potato masher or a fork to gently mash the lentils. Cook for a few more minutes until heated through. Add a teaspoon when the lentils start to dry. or water or salsa two.3. While you’re cooking that, heat up the tortillas. You can do this in the oven, in a frying pan on the stove or in the microwave. 4. Place a spoonful or two of the filling on top of the tortilla and add your fillings. The filling will make about 10-12 tacos, depending on how stuffed you like them!
Notes• Cooking lentils from dry beans. Rinse the lentils, then place in a saucepan with enough water to cover by 2-3 inches. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium and simmer until tender, about 25-30 minutes.