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Lentils are one of those powerhouse foods that I love to incorporate into our diet in any tasty way I can. This vegan lentil taco meat checks all the boxes for me.
It’s easy, tasty, nutritious, versatile, and kid-friendly (unless you have one kid that has a weird thing about lentils, then I’m sorry and I feel your pain). My other kid who doesn’t have a weird thing about lentils loves these!
I know I already mentioned how easy these are, but I’m gonna say it again. SO easy! These call for already cooked lentils. If you don’t have pre-cooked ones laying around, it will take a bit longer.
I use taco seasoning in this, you could use store bought or your favorite homemade version, either works. But if you use store-bought, just make sure it has no dairy in it, they hide that in everything.
You’re going to need tomato sauce. The combination of the taco seasoning and the tomato sauce pair perfectly together.
I like to make mine just like you would in the pre-vegan days. With chopped up onions, this is totally optional, we have some onion haters around here- I know how it goes!
What are your favorite taco toppings? I’d love to hear from you in the comments!
Vegan Lentil Taco Meat
- 2 cups cooked lentils
- 1.5 tsp oil
- 1/2 small onion, chopped small (optional)
- 2 TB taco seasoning (check to make sure it’s vegan)
- 1/2 can (4 oz) tomato sauce
- 1/2 cup water
- salt and pepper to taste
- Take a medium fry pan, add your oil and onions, cook until the onions are soft- you can add more oil or water so it doesn’t stick. Add the rest of your ingredients. Cook on medium- low heat for about 20 minutes stirring semi-frequently to make sure it doesn’t burn. Serve with all your favorite taco toppings.
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