I love tacos. I love the crunchy shells. I love the fresh crispy cold lettuce and cool tomatoes along with the hot filling you can easily make in your crock pot or on the stove. Because I think tacos are so dang groovy, I had to create my version of a healthy vegetarian taco. I think these are simply marvelous! They are incredibly tasty, and yet amazingly healthy too. Full of filling and healthy lentils, brown rice and seasonings. Your kids will even be chowing down on these hummers.
1 cup lentils
1 cup brown rice
6 cups water
1 cup TVP (meat substitute) (optional)
1 packet Taco Seasoning
2 tsp chili powder
4 tbls ketchup
salt to taste
Crisp Corn Taco Shells
Light Sour Cream
Salsa or Hot Sauce
1. Add lentils, brown rice and water into a crock pot. Add seasonings and slowly cook until thick, tender and full of flavor. TVP can also be added to this blend. Just keep adding water if needed.
2. Serve buffet style with crisp taco shells, fresh cut tomatoes and lettuce, grated cheese, avocado, sour cream, salsa, etc.
Note: A quick way to make a variation on this amazing meal is to make a “taco salad”. Simply cook up the seasoned lentils and brown rice. Then layer it in a bowl, and top with shredded cheese, shredded lettuce, crumbled multi-grain chips and salsa. It is fantastic!
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