Suggested Recipes Kidney Bean Recipe

Bean Tacos


2 tsp vegetable oil
2 onion, thinly sliced
6 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tsp ground cumin 
1 cup green lentils
1 - 15 oz can dark red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
2 cups water
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp hot sauce
Head of Bibb or iceberg lettuce
12 hard taco shells
Grated cheddar or taco blend cheese
Salsa, as desired
Fresh cilantro, as desired
2 limes, wedged


Make the pulse filling: Splash the vegetable oil into a large skillet or sauté pan over medium-high heat. Toss in the onions, garlic, chili powder, and cumin. Sauté until the vegetables soften and the spice flavours brighten, 3 or 4 minutes. Stir in the lentils, beans, water, and salt. Bring the works to a slow, steady simmer. Cover tightly and continue slowly cooking until the lentils are tender, 35 minutes or so. Stir in the hot sauce.

Assemble the tacos: Fit a full leaf of lettuce into a hard taco shell. This will hold the fillings in when the hard shell inevitably breaks. Fill each taco with a heaping spoonful of the lentil bean filling. Pack with cheese, salsa, and cilantro. Serve with the lime wedges and share!