Friday, November 20, 2009

Meatless Fridays

This week's Meatless Friday meal is
These are so good and flavorful that you won't miss the meat at all! Plus, this is a great budget buster meal. A large bag of lentils is less than a dollar and by making your own tortillas you'd save even more! Definitely give this a try!

1 cup finely chopped onion
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 cup dried lentils, rinsed
1 tablespoon chili powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano
2 1/2 cups vegetable stock or water
1 cup salsa
12 taco shells or make your own homemade tortillas
shredded lettuce
chopped fresh tomato
shredded cheddar cheese
sour cream

In a large nonstick skillet, saute the onion and garlic in oil until tender. Add the lentils, chili powder, cumin and oregano; cook and stir for 1 minute. Add broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes or until the lentils are tender. Uncover, cook for 6-8 minutes or until mixture is thickened. Mash lentils slightly. Stir in salsa.
Fill taco shells or tortillas and top with your favorite toppings!


Kalona said...

Those sound yummy and look so good!

Jennifer said...

I think I've seen these on your menu plans before, but they didn't sound very good. Your picture looks good, though, so I checked to see that I had everything on hand and gave these a go this evening. My clan LOVED them. We're big taco meat fans and this was as close as you can get on a Friday. Thanks!

JoAnnC. said...

So glad you liked them! They are great on taco salads and nachos as well.