Lentil Burritos

Photo: William Dickey; Styling: Buffy Hargett

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Recipe Time

Prep: 45 Minutes
Cook: 10 Minutes

Ingredients

1 cup dried lentils
4 cups water
1 small onion, chopped
1 large green bell pepper, chopped
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Cheddar cheese
16 (7-inch) flour tortillas
1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce with roasted garlic
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon green taco sauce
1 teaspoon cornstarch
Toppings: sour cream, guacamole

Preparation

Simmer lentils in 4 cups water in a saucepan over medium heat 20 minutes or until tender; drain, reserving 1 cup liquid.

Sauté onion and bell pepper in hot oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat; stir in lentils and cheese. Spoon mixture evenly down center of each tortilla, and roll up. Place in a 13- x 9-inch baking dish.

Bring 3/4 cup reserved liquid, tomato sauce, cumin, and taco sauce to a boil in a saucepan. Stir together remaining 1/4 cup reserved liquid and cornstarch until smooth. Stir into sauce mixture, and cook over medium heat, stirring often, 10 minutes. Pour over burritos.

Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Serve with desired toppings.

Note:

November 1999