Tacos are an one of those meals that are so quick to make. I would say they are a staple around our house. I was delighted when I tried the recipe for Taco Style Lentils from the Hillbilly Housewife and the family all like them. Taco Style Lentils makes tacos even more affordable and easy to keep ingredients on hand... since lentils and rice are not as perishable as meat. The recipe from the Hillbilly Housewife includes bullion cubes, so I altered the recipe slightly, because I cannot seem to find bullion cubes that do not have MSG in them. Here's my version of the recipe:
3/4 cup dry lentils
3/4 cup brown rice
1 package homemade taco seasoning (or other package taco seasoning)
4 cups water
Add all ingredients to a 2 quart saucepan and bring to a boil. Cover with lid, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 45-50 mins. You can also make it in the crockpot on Low for 6 to 8 hours. The author of the recipe had never made it on high, but the rule of thumb is usually about half the time for High, so probably 3 to 4 hours.
Serve as you would taco meat... Taco Salad, Burritos, Taco Shells.