Taco Style Lentils ~ Suzy's


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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 102.6
  • Total Fat: 0.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 88.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 20.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.3 g
  • Protein: 3.9 g

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Number of Servings: 8


    • 3/4 cup dry lentils
    • 3/4 cup brown rice
    • 4 cups cups of low-sodium vegetable broth
    • 1-medium onion, chopped
    • 2-cloves of garlic, minced
    • 1 tablespoon chili powder
    • 1 teaspoon cumin


(1) In a 2-quart saucepan spray with cooking spray and saute the onions and garlic until translucent.
(2) Add the broth and bring to a boil.
(3) Add the lentils, rice, chili powder, and cumin.
(4) Bring the whole thing to a nice fast boil.
(5) Reduce the heat to low.
(6) Place a lid on the lentils and allow the mixture to simmer for about 45 to 50 minutes. The water should be mostly absorbed by this time.
(7) You may serve this as is, topped with a little cheddar cheese and sour cream. Or you can use it to fill burritos or tacos or even (one of my favorite) make a nice taco salad with it :)


YIELDS: About eight 1/2-cup servings

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user PRETTY_FLUFFY.


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  • Thank you for this wonderful recipe! I thought the flavor was right on. 1/2 cup serving was just perfect for my fajita size tortilla. A great lunch!!
    Thanks again! - 8/17/08

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  • Was very surprised by this recipe! Ended up my entire family loved and cannot wait to try this as taco salad/nachos or as filling for tortillas! Thanks for sharing such a wonderful and healthy (not to mention inexpensive and easy to make!) recipe! - 7/28/08

    Reply from PRETTY_FLUFFY (8/4/08)
    I am so happy you guys liked it! It is definitely one of our favorites :) You are welcome :)


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  • We quadruple love this recipe. We don't put it on anything. We simply stir-in the cheese and eat. mmmm. - 7/8/08

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  • I don't usually like lentils but this was great. My daughter liked them too. Great way to have a meatless lunch. Thanks - 6/21/08

    Reply from PRETTY_FLUFFY (6/22/08)
    I am so glad you and your daughter liked this so much!


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  • very tasty! I made my own version of taco bell's 'grilled stuffed burritos' with this filling. My boyfriend loved it :) - 6/19/08

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  • Yummy! Everyone from my 15 month old to my husband ate it up! Yaaaay!!! - 6/10/08

    Reply from PRETTY_FLUFFY (6/12/08)
    Thank you so much for trying my recipe and I am glad you and your enjoyed it so much :)

    Thank y'all for the wonderful comments and God Bless!


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  • first time we made lentils.. suprisingly good - 3/6/08

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  • This recipe was SO good. My husband, 15-month old, and I can't wait to make it again. We had it with tortillas and topped with lettuce, tomatoes, onion, and cheese. YUMMY!! - 1/20/08

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  • omg so good. The kids ask for this a LOT now - 1/4/08

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  • I can't wait to make this! - 12/31/07

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  • Great recipe! A little to salty for me so I will be cutting down on the bouillon cubes. I also added fresh garlic and I had onions, green peppers and onions left over from omelets so I added those. I guess that makes it for of fajita lentils :) - 11/13/07

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  • Easy to make and very addictive - 11/13/07

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  • This was SOOOO good! I wanted a lentil recipe with a lot of flavor (because lentils alone are pretty bland), and this was perfect. One-fourth of the recipe was only 3 WW points, and a very filling lunch. I ate it from a bowl, without cheese. I'll be making this again soon. - 11/8/07

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  • Easy and very tasty. I used onion and garlic instead of the powders. Ate out of a bowl with shredded cheese and salsa. Good stuff. - 9/30/07

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