Recipe: Vegetarian Taco “Meat”

This is an easy meat substitute our family prefers when we have tacos. (Of course, you could always use the frozen veggie crumbles from the supermarket, but this is so much cheaper. You can make it for less than 1/3 the cost!) Just use this in place of the normal taco meat, add lettuce, tomatoes, veggie cheese, and whatever else you desire, and you will have a fun, everyone-makes-his-own meal.

I usually triple this recipe so that I have leftovers to freeze. Then I always have some ready to use in other recipes. I will post some recipes which include this Taco “Meat”, and you will see just how versatile it is.

1 c. dry lentils (sort and rinse)

2 c. water, add more if needed

1/4 c. chopped onion

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 pkg. dry taco seasoning

Bragg’s Liquid Amino Acids to taste

Cook lentils in water until tender (30-45 minutes). Meanwhile, steam saute the onions and garlic for a few minutes and add to lentils. When lentils are almost done add dry taco seasoning and Sazon or Bragg’s to taste. Serve in place of meat filling in tacos.

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