Lentil Burritos Recipe

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"I'm constantly trying to incorporate healthy but tasty meals into our menu," writes Pam Masters of Derby, Kansas. "Both kids and adults love these mildly spiced burritos that combine filling lentils with crisp zucchini."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup dried lentils
  • 2 tablespoons dried minced onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1 small zucchini, chopped
  • 1 cup taco sauce
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 8 fat-free flour tortillas (8 inches)

Nutritional Facts

One serving equals 237 calories, 3 g fat (0 saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 608 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 13 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat, 1 vegetable.

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, combine the first six ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until lentils are tender. Drain if necessary.
  2. Stir in the zucchini, taco sauce and cheese. Place about 1/2 cupfuls down the center of each tortilla. Fold sides and ends over filling and roll up. Yield: 8 burritos.
Originally published as Lentil Burritos in Quick Cooking March/April 1999, p17

Nutritional Facts

One serving equals 237 calories, 3 g fat (0 saturated fat), 7 mg cholesterol, 608 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 13 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat, 1 vegetable.

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Reviewed Jul. 15, 2014

It was okay, considering that it is healthy and cheap, but I think I would rather just have a normal taco or burrito

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Reviewed Sep. 8, 2011

This a great idea for a healthy lunch. I didn't have taco sauce so I used salsa instead and I topped the finished burrito with cheddar, extra salsa and hot sauce. Also plain yogurt might taste good on top.

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