Vegetarian Lentil Tacos (Slow Cooker)

Vegetarian Lentil Tacos

Healthy, hearty taco filling that couldn't be easier to make! It's the perfect meatless dinner the whole family will love! Recipe makes about 4 1/3 cups.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Tex-Mex
Keyword: Lentil Tacos, Vegetarian Tacos
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 40 minutes
Servings: 9
Calories: 145 kcal
Author: Jaclyn

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups green lentils, picked over and rinsed
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 (10 oz) can mild diced tomatoes and green chiles
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped yellow onion
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp ancho chili powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 3 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lime juice

For serving

  • Corn tortillas or crisp taco shells, lettuce, cheese, tomatoes (for serving)

Instructions

  1. Add lentils, broth, olive oil, tomatoes, onions, garlic, chili powders, and paprika to a 5 - 6 quart slow cooker. Season with salt and pepper to taste. 

  2. Cover and cook on high 3 - 4 hours on high or on low 7 - 8 hours. 

  3. Stir in cilantro and lime juice. Serve warm into warmed tortillas with toppings.

Recipe Notes

  • For a little heat add in some chipotle chili powder or cayenne pepper to taste.
  • Nutrition listed is for filling only.