Friday, August 27, 2010

Linsen tacos

My apologies the pic is not the best but I assure you this is worth a go, it will be added to our favorites binder.

I got this recipe from Eat at home

Here is the original recipe with notes of the variations I made.
  1. Linsen Tacos 
    1 cup lentils 
    1 onion diced
    1 clove garlic minced
    1 tbs. Chili powder
    2 tsp. Cumin
    1 tsp. Oregano
    2.5 cups chicken broth
    1 cup salsa
    a bit of oil
    taco shells
    toppings: shredded lettuce, tomato, shredded cheese, sour cream

Rinse the lentils and drain them. In a large skillet, saute the onion and garlic together. Add the lentils and spices cook for a minute. Add the broth and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer for about 30 minutes. Uncover and cook a few more minutes to thicken. Add the salsa.  

My variations:
I used one can of precooked lentils. I also added diced red bell pepper as well as ground dried red pepper flakes. I still used the same amount of chicken stock. 

I served mine with tortillas, mexican rice, cheese, salsa, and lettuce. The cumin really makes it pop and gives it that taco belly taste (yes I just said taco belly deal with it, ha)


Sommer J said...

sounds delicious. we love lentils

lytha said...

i woulda never thought of that. ingenious!


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