Thursday, February 28, 2008

Tacos

When we were eating meat we ate tacos all of the time. They are so quick and easy, and most importantly, they are so good!! Rob really likes tacos, and he always loved taco nights. Once we quit eating meat we started eating these lentil tacos. I made them several times when we first stopped eating meat, and I haven't made them since. I was so surprised when I was skimming through my blog the other day, that in all of the time I've been blogging these haven't appeared. Although, I guess getting out of that rut was the point of starting this blog, wasn't it?

I follow the recipe exactly, only I always have to add about 1 1/2 additional cups of water, and therefore I like to bump up the chili powder by about 1 tsp. The lentils just don't seem to get cooked before one measly cup of water is absorbed.

Of course last time we ate these they were topped with lots of cheese, and lots of sour cream. Not so tonight. I topped the tacos with diced onion, tomato, and homemade guacamole. Then I poured a little salsa on top and gave each taco a good squeeze of lime juice. Rob and Mairin wanted cheese on theirs, although, Rob ate 4 or 5 tacos and only had 2 with cheese. Mairin ate 2 tacos and had only 1 with cheese. It's a good start for them anyway.

Rob and I have both agreed that these tacos are WAY better than tacos made with ground beef. And, as I said before, Rob loves tacos, so for him to say they are better than the ground beef version is really saying something. They have all of the flavor and texture of your traditional beef tacos, but none of the grease. They really are good, try them.

2 comments:

The Dalai Mama said...

Those tacos look amazing!

cookingforaveganlover said...

Wow these look delicious! Lentils are a great subsitute for veggie ground round!