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Lentil Taco Filling

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Mains & Sides
Servings: 2 cups


  • 1/2 cup hopped onion
  • 1/2 cup cup chopped bell pepper any color
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder or 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1/2 cup dried lentils rinsed
  • 4 1/2 tsp hili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp dried cilantro or oregano optional
  • 1 1/4 cups broth any flavor


  • In a large skillet, sauté the onion, bell pepper and garlic in oil until tender, about 3 minutes.
  • Add the lentils, chili powder, cumin and cilantro/oregano (if using). Cook and stir for 1 minute.
  • Add broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until the lentils are tender, 20 to 30 minutes for brown lentils, Add water if necessary to keep the lentils just covered with liquid.
  • Uncover; cook until mixture thickens and most of the water is gone, 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Use for tacos, wraps or salad.
  • Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.


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