Never in a bijillion years did I think I’d ever have my meat and potatoes loving husband requesting a dish with lentils, but it’s happened! These Slow Cooker Lentil and Brown Rice Tacos have quickly become a family favorite. So much so that I can’t recall the last time I prepared tacos with ground beef – these are better! They’re also an amazing economical alternative to a traditional beef taco filling.
Talk about a hands free meal! Stir together all of the ingredients in your slow cooker and then walk away! For that reason alone, they have become one of my favorite weekend lunch meals as I’m able to prep them before breakfast and not think about them again until my stomach starts growling for lunch.
This lentil and brown rice filling is also great as a topping for nachos or on a bed of lettuce for a taco salad. It’s super versatile and make a lot! One recipe can feed our family of five for dinner, two of us for lunch the next day and me the day after. Talk about bang for your buck!