These Instant Pot Lentil Tacos are quick and easy to make! Whether you serve them mild or spicy (yes please!) they’re sure to rock your weeknight dinner routine and even taste great the next day!
Add lentils, onion, broth, water, salsa, and spices to your Instant Pot, saving the enchilada sauce for the very end after cooking (to prevent mixture from being to thick/sticking).
Give the ingredients a little stir to combine and lock the lid. Ensure the valve is set to sealed position and set to manual (high pressure) for 15 minutes.
It should take the IP 5-10 minutes to come to pressure, followed by the 15 minutes active cooking time. While you wait, you can either sit back and let your IP do all the work or prep your tortillas and taco toppings.
When the lentils have finished cooking the timer will beep. Carefully switch the sealed valve to venting and step back as the steam releases for a "quick release."
When the pin has dropped, safely remove the lid and stir in enchilada sauce. Give the filing a little taste and add any extra seasoning/spice your heart desires. They're totally customizable and can be made as spicy or as mild as you'd like.
Spoon filling into your choice of tortillas and top with all your favorite vegan or vegetarian taco toppings!
The lentils require a set liquid-to-solid ingredient ratio to properly cook in the Instant Pot as there is an auto-shutoff/burn notice for recipes too thick to cook. If you're skipping, swapping, or adding extra ingredients, this will need to be accounted for. If you have questions,- feel free to ask if it'll work beforehand so I can guide you! xoxo
Try the toppings from the list above or see the blog post for a full list of topping options! Add a few, or load 'em up! Anything goes when it comes to toppings.
The filling can be made in advance for an easy weeknight taco night and leftover lentil taco filling can even be frozen for later!
Nutrition Facts below are estimated for the filling using an online recipe nutrition calculator and will vary based on tortilla choice and toppings. Adjust as needed and enjoy!
Recipe by Peas and Crayons - Instant Pot Lentil Tacos https://peasandcrayons.com/2019/05/instant-pot-lentil-tacos.html