crockpot quinoa lentil tacos ~vegan, gluten free~

Tis the season to break out the crock pot, especially for these quinoa lentil tacos!!!

Crockpot Quinoa Lentil Tacos ~ Break out the crockpot for simple and healthy weeknight meals!

Although I am not ready to say goodbye to the summer, I am ready to get back into a routine again!  So long summertime stress!  Bedtimes are returning to a reasonable hour again, the laundry is getting done (kind of) and more meals are spent at home!  But, let’s face it…the fall can be a monster in its own right with busy school and work schedules!

Crockpot Quinoa Lentil Tacos ~ Break out the crockpot for simple and healthy weeknight meals!

Here is a recipe that will be ready and waiting for you when you walk in the door after a long day!  The quinoa and lentil taco filling is made in the crockpot!  Just whip out the tortillas and toppings and you have a meal ready in minutes!

Crockpot Quinoa Lentil Tacos ~ Break out the crockpot for simple and healthy weeknight meals!

crockpot quinoa lentil tacos ~vegan, gluten free~
 
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Vegan
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 sweet potato, peeled and chopped
  • ½ cup dry lentils
  • ½ cup dry quinoa
  • 2½ cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Bragg's Amino Acids or Tamari
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • For Tacos:
  • Tortillas of your choice (gluten free, corn or whole wheat)
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Avocado
  • Sour Cream and/or Cheese (vegan or non-vegan)
  • Salsa
  • Hot Sauce
  • Fresh Cilantro
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a crockpot and cook on low for 7-9 hours.
  2. Assemble tacos as desired and enjoy!

The combination of smoked paprika and Bragg’s Amino Acids creates an almost BBQ-ish flavor.  The consistency of the quinoa and lentil taco filling has a texture similar to ground beef in your standard tacos.  This recipe is adapted from the amazing blog Healthy Slow Cooking.  In addition to some minor changes,  I revved up the nutrition by adding sweet potato!

Crockpot Quinoa Lentil Tacos ~ Break out the crockpot for simple and healthy weeknight meals!

This was a kid-approved recipe as well!  Happy Meatless Monday :)