Slow Cooker Lentil and Brown Rice Tacos

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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 makes a lot!  One recipe can feed our family of five for dinner.


  • 1 cup lentils
  • 1.5 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 0.5 tsp paprika
  • 0.25 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 0.5 tsp onion powder
  • 2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 4.5 cup water
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 0.5 cup brown rice
  • 0.5 tsp black pepper


Recipe adapted from The Complete Guide to Imperfect Homemaking.

  1. Add all ingredients to slow cooker and stir to combine.
  2. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours, stirring once during the last hour of cooking.

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