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Instant Pot Lentil Tacos


  • Author: 365 Days of Slow and Pressure Cooking
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes (plus 5-10 minute NPR)
  • Total Time: 27 minutes
  • Yield: 12 tacos 1x

Description

Flavorful mashed lentils are scooped into tacos shells and topped with all your favorite toppings. A meatless way to enjoy tacos!


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Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 ¼ cups chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup green or brown lentils, rinsed
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 cup salsa
  • For serving the tacos–12 taco shells, 1 ½ cups shredded lettuce, 1 cup chopped tomato, ¾ cup shredded cheddar, 12 Tbsp sour cream

 


Instructions

  1. Turn your Instant Pot to the saute setting. When the display says HOT add in the olive oil and swirl it around. Add in the onion. Saute for about 4 minutes. Then add in the garlic and saute for 20 seconds. 
  2. Pour in the broth and scrape the bottom of the pot. Turn off the saute setting. Sprinkle in the lentils, chili powder, cumin and oregano.
  3. Cover the Instant Pot and secure the lid. Make sure valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 12 minutes. When the time is up let the pot sit for 5-10 minutes and then move the valve to venting. Remove the lid.
  4. Mash the lentils lightly and stir in the salsa. 
  5. Spoon about ¼ cup into each taco shell and top with lettuce, tomatoes, cheese and sour cream.

Notes

To make in the slow cooker: Saute the onion in the oil over medium heat in a pan on the stove for about 4 minutes. Add in garlic and saute for 20 seconds. Add mixture to slow cooker. Add broth, lentils, chili powder, cumin and oregano. Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours, or until lentils are tender. Remove the lid. Mash the lentils lightly and stir in the salsa. Spoon about ¼ cup into each taco shell and top with lettuce, tomatoes, cheese and sour cream.

I used my 6 quart Instant Pot Duo 60 7 in 1*. Use the same recipe for an 8 quart or a 3 quart pot.

  • Category: Meatless
  • Method: Instant Pot or Slow Cooker