Slow Cooker Vegetarian Tinga - Slender Kitchen
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226
Calories 
43g
Carbs 
1g
Fat 
14g
Protein 
4
Weight Watchers® SmartPoints™
(5 PointsPlus®)

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Recipe

If you have never had tinga, it is a traditional Mexican chicken dish that is made by slow cooking chicken in tomatoes, onions, and usually some spice.  It's normally used to stuff tamales, enchiladas, tacos, and other delicious dishes but it can be hard to find a vegetarian substitute.  After playing around with lots of combinations, this vegetarian tinga recipe using carrots, diced cauliflower, and lentils has become my go-to Mexican filling.  The lentils add protein and substance while the carrots and cauliflower add some delicious sweetness and earthiness to the dish. Make up a big batch since it freezes well and can work as a filling for all your favorite Mexican dishes.
 

Prep Time

Slow Cooker Vegetarian Tinga

2
Prep Time: 
Cook Time: 
Total Time: 

Ingredients

6
  • 8 U carrots, grated
  • 1.25 cups dry lentils
  • 1 U cauliflower, diced
  • 1/2 U large onion, minced
  • 4 U cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1.5 cups diced tomatoes with green chilies (like Rotel)
  • 3 tbsp. chipotles in adobo sauce (diced, use only the adobo sauce for less spicy)
  • 1/2 tsp. salt

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 
3/4 cup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 226
Calories from Fat 10
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g
2%
Saturated Fat 0g
1%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 1 198mg
52%
Total Carbohydrate 43g
14%
Dietary Fiber 17g
68%
Sugars 9g
Protein 14g

Directions

  1. Combine everything in the slow cooker. Stir together.
  2. Cook on low for 7-8 hours. Drain any extra cooking liquid if there is too much liquid.
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