Lentil Burritos

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Lentil Burritos
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  • 1 1/2 cups spilt red lentils
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 tsp canola oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 cup green pepper, diced
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 tsp chile powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 cup water
  • 6 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 8 flour tortillas
  • fat free sour cream, optional*
  • salsa, optional
  • low-fat cheddar cheese, optional*


1 Rinse and drain lentils. Bring lentils and water to boil, cover and simmer 20 minutes. Slightly under cook. Drain if necessary.
2 In frying pan, saute onion, green pepper and garlic in canola oil, but do not brown. Add chile powder, cumin, cooked lentils, water and tomato paste. Stir 2 minutes until it starts to thicken. Cover and cook for another 5 minutes.
3 Lay tortilla flat and place 1/2 cup (125 mL) of lentil mix down the center and roll up. Top each burrito with dollop of sour cream, salsa and light sprinkle of cheddar cheese.

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