Lentil and Black Bean Tacos

Enjoy a meatless dinner tonight with these filling lentil and black bean tacos. Use already-steamed lentils and this is one-pot meal will be on the table in no time.

Lentil & Black Bean Tacos
Photo: Jacob Fox
Total Time:
35 mins
4 1/2 cups filling


  • ¾ cup water

  • 2 tablespoon tomato paste

  • 1 1 ounce pkg. taco seasoning mix

  • 1 8 ounce pkg cremini or button mushrooms, finely chopped

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • 1 small jalapeno, stemmed, seeded and minced

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 9 ounce pkg. refrigerated steamed lentils*

  • 1 15 ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 cup frozen roasted corn kernels or regular corn kernels

  • 8 6-8 inch corn or flour tortillas

  • Serve-alongs, such as corn or flour tortillas, chopped tomatoes, sliced red onion, guacamole, shredded cheddar cheese, shredded lettuce and/or sour cream


  1. In a small bowl whisk together twater, tomato paste, and taco seasoning.

  2. In a 4- to 5-qt pot cook mushrooms, onion, and jalapeno in hot oil over medium 8 minutes or until excess liquid is evaporated, onion is tender and mushrooms are just beginning to brown.

  3. Stir in lentils, black beans, corn, and the tomato paste mixture. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Serve in tortillas with desired toppers.

*Cook Your Own Lentils

To cook your own lentils, start by rinsing 3/4 cup dried lentils in a strainer. In a medium saucepan combine lentils and 1 1/2 cups water. Bring to boiling; reduce heat and simmer, covered, 25 to 30 minutes or until tender. Drain, if necessary. Stir in 1/4 tsp. salt.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

186 Calories
3g Fat
33g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 186
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Sodium 506mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 5.6mg 28%
Calcium 53mg 4%
Iron 2.4mg 13%
Potassium 436mg 9%
Folate, total 70.8mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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