Veteran – Meatless Irish Tacos (Crockpot)


Whole Food Mommies IRISH TACOS

Oh- this recipe makes me so HAPPY!  Maybe it’s because I created it all by myself…

or maybe it’s because it’s a super easy crockpot recipe (I am always looking for these!)…

or maybe it’s because it freezes AWESOME and I can make a batch and add 4 additional dinners to my freezer for later use?

It’s probably the combination of all 3 of these PLUS it tastes SO GOOD! 



2  15 oz. cans of Black Beans (I love using the S&W Brand Cuban Recipe- adds tons of flavor!)

8 Medium sized Potatoes (sweet potatoes also work) diced small (using a good knife, this takes 5 minutes)

1 carrot, chopped

2 celery stalks, chopped

1/2 red onion, chopped

4 cloves of garlic, minced

1 green bell pepper, chopped

1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced (optional)

1/2 cup dry lentils

1 28 oz can of tomatoes (stewed or plain, I love to use 1 jar of my homemade canned stewed tomatoes, recipe found here)

1 tsp chili powder

2 TBS ground cumin

1/2 tsp oregano

1/2 tsp ground pepper

3 TBS Red Wine Vinegar

2 tsp salt



1.  Throw everything into your crockpot/slow cooker and mix well.  Set your crockpot on HIGH and let cook for 5 hours (a little more or a little less- check to make sure the potatoes are cooked, but not mushy).

2.  Once the mixture is cooked, it will be very chunky.   I use a hand immersion blender* and blend the mixture for a few seconds until half of it has blended and the other half is still chunky.  Perfect texture for Irish Tacos! *You can also use a blender or food processor by transferring half the mixture over and then back in…but a hand blender makes for so much less mess!

Serve over corn tortillas with lettuce, romaine, salsa or pico, and it goes perfectly with avocados!

Optional Recipe Idea that saves a few hours:

Instead of cooking the potatoes in the crockpot, you can bake them in the oven!  Add a half of diced onion and less than 1 tablespoon oil- mix to coat.  Then place on a baking sheet and cook at 425 for 25 minutes, or until browned.

Without the potatoes, your crockpot mixture only takes 2 and a half hours to cook the lentils.  And my family loves the texture of the potatoes when I cook it this way. 

Hope you enjoy this as much as I do!

much love, {m}


Don’t forget!  You can freeze this for later use!  To thaw, either place in your refrigerator for a few hours or place in warm water in a saucepan over medium heat until it begins to warm.  Then remove from bag and warm in another saucepan over medium heat until hot and bubbly 🙂

Source: WFM 1-10

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