Eating a plant based diet, whether it is for the Daniel Fast or a change in your lifestyle, can be hard for meat eaters. As you are learning and transitioning to plant based eating, it can feel like you are missing those heartier meals, this is especially true if you are a Southerner (aka, the Ginger) . This is a misnomer. You can still enjoy your favorites, like meatloaf, fajitas, burgers, tacos and more, they just now how a twist. Have no fear, Taco Tuesday is still alive and kicking. Try your hand at making these black bean lentil tacos.
Black Bean Lentil Tacos
1 cup dry brown lentils (about 3 cups cooked)
15 oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 small onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. chili powder
1/3 cup salsa (make sure if you are following the Daniel Fast that it is sugar and preservative free, you can also substitute 1 small tomato diced)
2/3 cup vegetable broth, more if needed
Tortillas (I used corn)
Salt to taste
Toppings of choice: tomato, lettuce, corn, salsa, guacamole, cilantro, jalapeno, etc.
1. Rinse your 1 cup of lentils and place on the stovetop in a pot. Add 3 cups of liquid (water or veggie stock). Be sure to use a large enough saucepan as the lentils will double or triple in size. Bring to a boil, cover tightly, reduce heat and simmer until they are tender. Cook time is typically 15-20 minutes.
2. Once the lentils are finished cooking, drain and set aside while you prepare the rest of the meal. In a large skillet over medium heat, sauté the onions for about 7 minutes or until soft and slightly translucent. Then add the garlic, cumin, chili powder, salt and cook for additional 1-2 minutes taking care not to burn the garlic.
3. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add the drained lentils and black beans. Stir to combine, slightly mashing the mixture as you go.
4. Next, add the salsa and vegetable broth. Stir, then heat for about 5 minutes. Add more vegetable broth as necessary to keep it a creamy, moist consistency. Tweak seasonings if needed – you can add minced jalapenos if you like your tacos spicier.
5. Spoon your taco mixture into a tortilla, in a lettuce wrap, on top of corn chips to make nachos and add toppings of your choice. Enjoy.
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