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Want a great meatless filling for your burritos or tacos? This lentil taco filling is the best choice!  


  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup of chopped bell pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder or garlic glove minced
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 1/2 cup dried lentils
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons of chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dried cilantro or oregano (optional)
  • 1 1/4 cup of broth (any flavor)

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  1. In a large skillet, sauté the onion, bell pepper and garlic in oil until tender, about 3 minutes.
  2. Add the lentils, chili powder, cumin and cilantro/oregano (if using). Cook and stir for 1 minute.
  3. Add broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until the lentils are tender, 20 to 30 minutes for brown lentils, Add water if necessary to keep the lentils just covered with liquid.
  4. Uncover; cook until mixture thickens and most of the water is gone, 5 to 10 minutes.
  5. Use for tacos, wraps or salad.
  6. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.