Slow Cooker Quinoa Lentil Taco Filling

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205 CALORIES 37g CARBS 2g FAT 10g PROTEIN
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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.

The Recipe
Slow Cooker Quinoa Lentil Taco Filling

Slow Cooker Quinoa Lentil Taco Filling

PREP TIME: 5 Min
COOK TIME: 8 Min
TOTAL TIME: 13 Min
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Ingredients

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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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Instructions

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Add everything to the slow cooker. Cook on low for 8 hours. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: about 2/3-3/4 cup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 205
Calories from Fat 17
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g
3%
Saturated Fat 0g
1%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 896mg
39%
Total Carbohydrate 37g
12%
Dietary Fiber 11g
45%
Sugars 4g
Protein 10g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

† SmartPoints™ and PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.
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October 18, 2016 - 05:26
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I love this recipe! It was soooo good! I topped it with the mexican squash and a little cheddar cheese. I loved it so much for lunch, I had another serving for dinner. Definitely making this one again!
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