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Crockpot Quinoa Lentil Tacos, Vegan and Gluten-Free

The best recipe for Crockpot Quinoa Lentil Tacos Vegan and Gluten Free

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

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!

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!

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Crockpot Quinoa Lentil Tacos Vegan and Gluten Free

The best recipe for Crockpot Quinoa Lentil Tacos Vegan and Gluten Free
Course Breakfast, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Gluten Free, Mexican, Vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Baking Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 151kcal
Cost $

Ingredients

  • 1 sweet potato peeled and chopped
  • ½ cup dry lentils
  • ½ cup dry quinoa
  • 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
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Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a crockpot and cook on low for 7-9 hours.
  • Assemble tacos as desired and enjoy 🙂

Notes

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

Nutrition

Calories: 151kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Sodium: 416mg | Potassium: 391mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 5821IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 2mg
Cristina C. RD LDN
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