Vegetarian Tacos

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
Shredded Lettuce
Grated Cheese
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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4 Responses to Vegetarian Tacos

  1. Jodi says:

    These were delicious! The tacos were surprisingly filling without any meat. We were out of chili powder and the flavor was still yummy. We also used soft tortillas instead of crisp and they were great.

  2. Susan says:

    This recipe is just brilliant. It is loved by veggies, omnivores, children and adults alike. 3 people have insisted on having the recipe after sampling it.. I don’t like TVP so I chucked in half a bag of Quorn mince instead, this means that I use about a quarter less water than the recipe calls for. Highly recommended.

  3. Tann says:

    I usually make mine with just tvp and Taco Seasoning from NorthEast Seasonings. The lentil/rice addition sounds great. Will definitely try this next time it’s taco night.

  4. Mary says:

    These were really delicious. The only thing I didn’t use in mine was the TVP. I plan on making these again in the future. Thanks for the recipe!

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