VEGAN TVP LENTIL TACOS
Everybody loves tacos, but have you ever tried TVP Lentil Tacos?
If you haven’t, you should definitely try them! I have NEVER been so satisfied with something that I’ve “veganized” in my life. Honestly, re-fried beans make a delicious taco, but TVP and lentils go above and beyond my expectations!
Here’s why TVP & lentils make awesome tacos:
super tender and chewy
provides a “meaty” texture
unbelievably simple yet delicious
two of the cheapest ingredients in the world
If you haven’t already started using lentils as your “meat” substitute, I highly recommend trying it! Not only will you save tons of money, but you’ll stay fuller longer and your pants will fit better😉!
Listen, I was the #1 fan of tacos as a kid. Taco night was once a week in our house and I lived for that. Fun fact: I never stopped loving tacos, I just switched up the ingredients. So if you’re feeling weary about giving this new “meat” a try, trust me when I tell you that I was the ultimate skeptic! Like, what are lentils even about? Well…
Lentils are great for:
stretching out meals
maintaining healthy weight
not breaking the bank for protein
Once you start working with lentils, you will fall in the love the way I did. They’re so amazing because of how accessible, cheap, and flexible they are! By flexible, I mean you can literally make your lentils taste like anything you want!!!
⇓ THESE TACOS ARE ⇓
P.S. I’d pick these over Taco Bell any day of the week!
Ready for the recipe?
A simple and cheap taco replicate that's good for your body and your wallet! This is definitely a twice a week recipe the whole family will enjoy!
5 minPrep Time
30 minCook Time
35 minTotal Time
- 1 cup dried lentils
- 1 cup Textured Vegetable Protein
- 6 cups water
- 1 tbsp cumin
- 1 tbsp chili powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
- 1/2 tsp black pepper (optional)
- Himalayan crystal salt to taste
- Pour all ingredients into the rice cooker
- Turn on rice cooker to the setting that will cook the lentils long enough ('white rice' works for me)
- Once cooked, add crystal salt to taste
- Enjoy in taco shells or lettuce boats with your favorite taco toppings!
Because of how salty pre-made taco seasoning packets typically are, be generous with your crystal salt!
1064 Calories: 56% of those are carbohydrates (120 g); 40% protein (98 g); 4% fat (5 g)
These macros are according to Cronometer
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