Y’all have requested more lentil recipes…and I can understand why. Lentils are just stinkin’ delicious…pun intended? Ha, ha! Beans, beans, the magical fruit! The more you eat the more you…uh, yeah. I digress.
I only have two lentil recipes posted on this site: Buttered Lentils and Lentil Vegetable Soup. Those are both delicious. We love beans around here…and if everyone eats them, any negative effects are cancelled. Can I get a witness?!
Plus, beans are cheap. I love cheap things…no, actually I don’t. I don’t love CHEAP things. I love FRUGAL things. Big difference.
So, it was my goal to make a meat-less taco. Then I decided I would just make them into burrito bowls – because I love Chipotle and anything that reminds me of Chipotle is a winner in my book. You can add a homemade baked tortilla bowl to this recipe if you like…but we just like to eat it on plates like a taco salad/burrito bowl salad.
You can also serve this as a big ole bowl of beans and forget that tacos even exist. It would be super delicious with a piece of steaming hot sourdough bread.
But why would you want to forget that tacos exist? That sounds almost sacrilegious.
Beans are always a great idea to cut back with your grocery budget. Beans and rice, rice and beans. If you’re struggling in your grocery budget, try using more beans. They are excellent in replacing some of the ground meat in recipes (if you’re a Trim Healthy Mama, this will only work in E meals).
And now, I could go on and on about beans but I’ll stop – because they are a favorite topic of mine…ever since high school when I got sent to the principal’s office for singing “Beans, beans! Good for your heart! The more you eat, the more you…” Uh, yeah. Beans.
Crock Pot Lentil Burrito Bowls
- 2 cups dried lentils, rinsed and looked over
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 1 can diced tomatoes (14.5 ounce size)
- 1 can diced green chilies (4 ounce size)
- 5 cups water
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoons cumin
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- Toppings: lettuce, cheese, salsa, sour cream or greek yogurt, chips or burrito bowl
- Combine all ingredients, except toppings, in a 5 quart crock pot.
- Cover and cook on HIGH for 6-7 hours or until beans are tender and mixture is thickened.
- Serve burrito bowl style.
Yield: About 7 cups cooked beans
THM Compliant: This is an E dinner. To serve, use a burrito bowl with a plan approved tortilla if desired – or make like a salad. Make sure to use 0% greek yogurt instead of sour cream. Go light on the cheese. We like to serve these with baked tortilla chips on the side.
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