LENTIL-CAULI TACO MEAT

Elements

2 Tbsp. avocado or additional virgin olive oil
half a yellow onion, roughly chopped 
Three garlic cloves
1 (1.5 lb.) head of cauli, leaves and core eliminated, damaged into florets (or 12 oz. contemporary, not frozen, riced-cauli)
3/four tsp. Kosher salt/ half tsp. sea salt
Contemporary floor pepper
half tsp. cumin
1 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. coriander
1 cup canned tomato sauce (I like Muir Glen!)
1 cup cooked lentils, drained

Directions

Warmth the oil in a big pot or Dutch oven. Preheat the oven to 400’ and line a big rimmed baking sheet with parchment.

Right into a meals processor, add the onions and garlic. Pulse a couple of occasions to cut nicely. Switch to the pot with the new oil and provides it a fast stir. Put the cauli florets into the meals processor and pulse, scraping down the perimeters each few occasions till it’s in tiny rice-like items. Add it to the pot together with salt and pepper, sauté about 5 minutes till issues soften and get golden in locations. 

Add the cumin, chili powder, coriander (or about 1 Tbsp. taco seasoning) and stir. Add the tomato sauce and lentils, stir once more. You’re going to assume it appears like a soggy mess, however press on! Flip off the warmth, let the combination settle down. 

Switch the cauli combination to the ready baking sheet and unfold it in a good layer. Let all of the steam off, then bake it within the higher third for 35 minutes, stirring a couple of times in the course of the baking time. Flip the oven as much as 450’, and cook dinner one other 5-10 minutes. Flip off the oven, however go away the tray in there for one more 10-15 minutes to dry it out additional. The moisture degree shall be completely different per individual as a result of some cauli may be fairly watery, lentils can have completely different textures and so forth. It ought to look somewhat charred in spots. Stir it round to chill.

Assemble as you would like – right into a taco or roasted candy potato or room temp right into a taco salad. We didn’t make it tremendous spicy so it could be kid-friendly too. 

Retailer lined within the fridge for as much as 5 days, or freeze for up to some months.

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