Family Fave Lentil Tacos
40 mins (prep 10, cooking 30)
16 ingredients
4-6 servings
After loosely trying various recipes, this is the combination that worked for my family. It is spicy enough for dh abut not so blazing that the kids won't eat it. THE PICKY ONE had 5 tacos!! Dh's comment, "you've made this a few times before but this one I LIKE." You can use vegetable broth to keep it vegetarian or use chicken or beef. You can use a can of diced tomatoes (regular or Rotel) instead of taco sauce or salsa but it will take a bit longer to cook because of the added liquid.This made enough for our family of 4 to have 3-4 tacos each with just a little bit left over.

Categories:  <-60-mins , lentil , weeknight , easy , main-dish , beans , inexpensive , vegetarian , time-to-make ,
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Serving Size (264.88 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 137.41 Calories from Fat 79.83
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8.87g 54.61%
Saturated Fat 1.18g 23.67%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 1705.26mg 284.21%
Total Carbohydrate 7.11g 9.47%
Dietary Fiber 1.24 g 19.86%
Sugars 1.21 g %
Protein 5.47g 43.76%
Vitamin A 341.73IU% Vitamin C 0.94mg%
Calcium 78.81mg% Iron 1.2mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
dried oregano, brown lentils, salsa, shell, taco, shredded cheese, diced tomato, salsa