Taco mania around here is pretty consistant. It’s meat with spices, in a taco shell. And I am bored with that concept, as well as out of meat in the freezer at the moment. So we invented meatless tacos. You could add a layer of cooked meat to this under the cheese I suppose, if you must.
Step one: Lentil Mash
- 1 cup dry lentils
- 3 cups water
Boil gently for about 20-25 minutes, or until soft. Drain off most of the water, but save it for later( – you might want to thin the mash)… then blenderize the cooked lentils to a mashed potato like consistancy. Use the saved water to work that out to your taste.
Step two: Onions + Mash+ Taco seasoning (to taste)
- 1 T oil
- 1 chopped onion
Saute the onion until golden brown and then add in the mashed lentils. Then add:
- one packet of taco seasoning and a little more of the saved lentil cooking water if you still have any, or some broth if you don’t.
Step three: Spread the mixture into a baking dish. Layer on chopped tomatoes and some shredded mozzerella cheese. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes to let the cheese get all melty and bubbly.
Add some shredded cabbage on top if you want to.
Serve with corn chips. And if you are from the west coast, add some ranch dressing to the options on the table, sour cream is okay too. Tastes like tacos, but there is no meat. yay. I am so taking this to the next potluck I go to.