Lentil Taco Meat
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Lentil Taco "Meat"

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6
Author Veggie Primer


  • 1 cup brown or green lentils
  • 1 14 oz can diced tomatoes with green chilies
  • ½ medium onion chopped
  • 1 tbs dried parsley
  • 1 tbs taco seasoning or more to taste (see recipe link above)
  • 2 2/3 cups water


  • Rinse and sort lentils and then place in rice cooker.
  • Add remaining ingredients and stir to mix.
  • Close lid and cook on white rice setting.
  • Midway through cooking (after about 20 minutes) carefully open lid and stir ingredients a few times with a long handled wooden spoon. (Avoid coming into contact with escaping steam.)
  • Close lid and continue cooking.
  • When the cooking cycle ends, open the lid and stir ingredients a few times and then close and let sit for 10 minutes on the keep-warm setting.
  • Carefully transfer ingredients from rice cooker to a large bowl.
  • Partially blend the mixture with 3-4 bursts of an immersion blender or place 1-2 cups in a blender or food processor, mix then return to the bowl and stir.
  • Use in the place of meat in tacos, salads, burritos and more!


This recipe was adapted from the Savory-Lentils recipe on Aroma-housewares.com.