Lentil Tacos

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 157.5
  • Total Fat: 3.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 3.1 mg
  • Sodium: 1,140.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 24.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 8.1 g
  • Protein: 6.5 g

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Tastes just as good the next day. Tastes just as good the next day.
Number of Servings: 4


    1 cup finely chopped onion
    1 garlic clove, minced (I use 1/2 tsp. ready-minced)
    1 teaspoon canola oil
    1 cup dry lentils, rinsed
    1 Tbs. chili powder
    2 tsp. ground cumin
    1 tsp. dried oregano
    2-1/2 cups chicken broth (or beef or vegetabl broth) (I use one can Swanson's reduced-sodium beef broth)
    1 cup salsa (I use chi-chi's medium)
    12 hard taco shells


In a large non-stick skillet, saute the onion and garlic in oil until tender. Add the lentils, chili powder, cumin and oregano; cook and stir for 1 minute.

Add broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes or until the lentils are tender. Uncover; cook for 6-8 minutes or until mixture is thickened. Stir in salsa.

(heat up your taco shells while doing the last part of the above)

Spoon about 1/4 cup into each taco shell and top with your favorite taco fixin's.

Makes 4 servings of 3 tacos each

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user DINEEN17.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    Interesting version of a classic recipe. - 5/25/20

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    I used mild taco seasonings instead of trying to locate all the little spices. I like lentils, so I may make this again. - 6/30/18

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    My husband started making these for me a few years ago. He uses water and taco seasoning mix. The lentils are cooked slowly and water is added as needed just until the lentils are cooked but not mushy. Love them! I add fat free plain greek yogurt instead of sour cream with the toppings. - 8/21/16

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    I have made this recipe for a few years and was delighted to find it on Sparkrecipes so I could easily add it to my food tracker. This is our favorite way to eat lentils, whether we put it in a soft taco or serve it with rice. It's whats for dinner tonight! - 6/5/13

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    Very Good
    Very good! I made this tonight, but put it in burritos. I am not sure if this recipe nutrition includes the taco shells or not? But it was great! - 1/16/13