Yummy Lentil Tacos

I came across this recipe on the Post Punk Kitchen page. These lentil tacos are a nice change of pace from TVP or crumbles. Enjoy!

Ancho Lentil Tacos

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 1/2 cups cooked lentils (from about 1 cup dried)
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce

Spice mix:

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons ground ancho chile
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  1. Combine all of the ingredients for the spice mix and set aside. (keep a cup of water within reach, you’ll need to add splashes as you  cook)
  2. Preheat  a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sautee the onion and garlic in  the oil with a pinch of salt for about 3 minutes, until lightly browned.  Add spices and toss them for 30 seconds or so to toast.
  3. Lower  heat to medium, add lentils, a few splashes of water, tomato paste and  hot sauce; use a spatula to mash them a bit as they cook, until they  hold together. If your spatula isn’t strong enough to accomplish this,  just use a fork. Do this for about 5 minutes, adding splashes of water  as necessary if it appears dry. Taste for salt and seasoning, add spices as needed.

toppings: tomato, lettuce, sauteed pepper and onion and WayFare Mexican Cheese spread

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