Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Lentil Tacos

1 package of lentils
1 large Spanish onion diced
1 package of taco meat seasoning
2 cups of beef broth
2 bulbs of pressed garlic
1 package of whole wheat tortilla/soft tacos
4 cups of shredded low fat cheddar cheese (or you can get the "Mexican Cheese Mix" you see at the stores for tacos
4 cups of shredded lettuce

NOTE: you want the lentils to have to consistency of ground meat mixture, so don't add too much broth to make it soupy (and if you do, drain it out before adding the seasoning)
1. Put a splash of oil in a large pan - heat on medium heat - and add the onions and the garlic and allow to cook for 6 minutes
2. Rinse off the lentils and let them sit
3. Add the beef broth and bring to a boil
4. Add the lentils - keep the broth boiling for 5 minutes and then drop to simmer for 20 minutes
5. While simmering, add the taco seasoning and (optional) salt (if you add the salt, wait until the end, it makes the lentils hard)
6. When the lentils are done, assemble to tacos by adding lettuce and cheese to your liking and then of course add the lentil mixture