I couldn't really wrap my brain around it in the beginning either. After much thought, I figured lentils are beans and we love beans in our taco meat, so why not!
Turns out, lentils are pretty healthy and a great source of fiber and protein.
This week's submission for Figure Friendly Friday is Lentil Ground Turkey Taco Mix. Use this in soft tortillas for burritos or soft tacos. Pour it over tortilla chips for nachos. Spread it over corn tortillas for tostadas. The possibilities are endless. It is so good! We all really love this a lot!
Lentil Ground Turkey Taco Mix (adapted from Eat at Home)
1 cup dried lentils
2-3/4 cups water
2 tsp chicken tomato bouillon (like Knorr)
2 tsp ground cumin
1 Tbsp chili powder
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp vegetable oil
1/2 onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 cup salsa (your favorite)
16 oz (1 lbs) ground turkey 93% lean
Rinse lentils and sort out the rocks and debris. Bring water and bouillon to a boil. Add lentils and spices, reduce heat to simmer, cover and cook for 30 minutes. In a skillet, heat vegetable oil over medium heat and saute onion, garlic and salsa. Add salsa mixture to the lentils when the onions are translucent, so you won't wait until the 30 minute timer is up to add them. Brown the ground turkey, drain and set aside. When the timer goes off, add turkey to the lentils and cook for another 15 minutes.
I prefer softer lentils (not mushy), so I cook this for another 15 minutes. This is my preference. You do what you love. That's what a recipe is all about :)
This makes about 16 servings. Use a 1/4 cup measuring cup to measure out each serving. You can freeze this too. I made a double batch and froze them in 2 cup measurements in freezer storage baggies for future meals. (big surprise, right!)
Per serving: Calories 70 calories, Fat 2.3 gr, Carbs 6.7 gr, Protein 7.8 gr
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