(Inside: Look, I don’t always eat vegan, but when I do, I do it with gusto and a lot of flavor. This recipe for Instant Pot Vegan Tacos is no exception. Savory and so flavorful I about die with every bite.)
So, I know that I write quite a few vegan or vegan-esque recipes.
We have a lot of random allergies in my family, so it’s what works for us.
That doesn’t mean we’re strict vegans, though, and we often find our dinner entree is most decidedly NOT vegan.
But, this time, I couldn’t help myself.
A meal in less than 10 minutes?!
I cannot pass up Instant Pot Vegan Tacos.
Made in 9 minutes flat, folks. Hot diggety dog.
Yes, I just quoted the Mouse there.
In regard to Instant Pot Vegan Tacos. Wouldn’t ‘ole Walt be proud?!
In all seriousness, I know I have some wicked skills with the kitchen–heck, I kind of grew up in one, whether it was cooking, helping, cleaning, haranguing my mom, you name it–I’ve basically made the kitchen my home for a long long time.
But 9 minutes is kind of awesome, right?!
And that my entire family could eat this meal and no one would get sick?!
I feel like I just won the “mom of the year” award or something.
Sure, you can make something in the microwave, like a TV dinner (does anyone eat those anymore–I hope not, they can’t be good for you) or whatnot in less than 9 minutes.
But a home-cooked, mom-made meal? I don’t think that’s an every-day occurrence.
Dude. These Instant Pot Vegan Tacos win, if for no other reason than the Instant Pot was licked-clean by the hubby afterward–but they only took me 9 minutes to make, so…SUPER WIN!
Ok, my vegan-ized friends, let’s pin this Instant Pot Vegan Tacos recipe so no one gets hurt–and we can all easily find it on Meatless Monday–or every day, again.
Instant Pot Vegan Tacos
Look, I don't always eat vegan, but when I do, I do it with gusto and a lot of flavor. This recipe for Instant Pot Vegan Tacos is no exception. Savory and so flavorful I about die with every bite.
- 1 tbspn minced garlic
- 1 small onion
- 2 tbspn olive oil
- 1 cup brown lentils Only use Brown or Green lentils. Red goes to mush when pressure-cooked. You do not want to see what happened when I tried that.
- 1 medium yellow bell pepper
- 1 medium red bell pepper
- 1 bunch cilantro
- 2 cup vegetable broth If you're not trying to be vegan, it's ok to use chicken broth here.
- 1 tbspn homemade taco seasoning
- 8 flour tortillas
Chop onion into small bits.
Using the saute setting on your Instant Pot, cook your olive oil, onion and garlic for about 2 min or until the onion is translucent.
While that's cooking, clean the beans by picking through and making sure you don't have any stick or rocks and rinsing them twice. Look, I know this seems tedious, but I seriously got a rock one time and that sucked. LOL!
When onion/garlic is cooked, add vegetable broth, lentils, homemade taco seasoning to the Instant Pot and set to beans for about 5 minutes (if you have tiny tiny beans, then 3 minutes--but if your beans are gigantic do 6 minutes).
While that's cooking, chop the bell peppers and tomatoes into chunks.
When the pressure cooker is depressurized, layer tomatoes, cilantro and lentils in the tortillas and consume with gusto!