I am always on the hunt for delicious meatless taco filling since I am it's easy to get sick of black beans and corn. Recently I have fallen back in love with lentils and loved the idea of creating a taco filling with lentils, quinoa, and lots of spices. To make sure the flavors deepen, I like to cook it low and slow in the slow cooker. This ensures the taco filling is full of flavor. I also like to add some fire roasted tomatoes since they add a nice smoky note to the recipe. If you can't find fire roasted tomatoes, you could just use a little extra cumin to add plenty of smoky flavor. Wrapped up in tortillas or piled high into a burrito bowl, this is one yummy vegetarian taco filling.
Slow Cooker Quinoa Lentil Taco Filling
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- 3/4 cup dry lentils
- 3/4 cup quinoa
- 4 cups vegetable broth
- 20 oz. fire roasted diced tomatoes (undrained)
- 4 U cloves garlic, minced
- 1 U canned chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, minced (more to taste, remove seeds to less heat)
- 2 tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1/2 tsp coriander
- 1 U Salt and pepper, to taste
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