Yield: 4 servings
|½ cup||Green Lentils; dried|
|¼ cup||Red Kidney Beans; dried|
|1 each||Onion; medium|
|2 eaches||Jalapena Peppers *|
|1 tablespoon||Chile Powder|
|6 ounces||Monterey Jack Cheese; grated|
|1 each||Tomato; medium, chopped|
|¼ cup||Pinto Beans; dried|
|¼ cup||Baby Lima Beans; dried|
|4 eaches||Garlic Cloves|
|1 tablespoon||Oregano; dried|
|¼ cup||Coriander Leaves; chopped **|
|6 eaches||Flour Tortillas; 10"|
|1 x||Lettuce; shredded|
Rinse lentils and beans, discarding any that look suspicious, and soak in clean water 4 - 6 hours, or overnight. Put into medium saucepan, bring to boil and simmer, covered, 30 minutes. Add water if necessary. Peel and chop onion. Microwave on "High" 2 - 2½ minutes until soft. [If you prefer, you may saute the onion in about 2 T. oil. I omit the oil to keep the fat content down. The flavour does not seem to suffer.] Chop the Jalapena pepper. (*) Adjust the quantity to your own taste and / or tolerance. (**) aka cilantro.
Peel and crush the garlic. Drain the lentil-bean mixture. Reserve ½ cup of liquor. In a food processor puree the lentil-bean mixture, the onion, the garlic, the jalapena peppers, the oregano, the chile powder, and the coriander leaves, adding some of the reserved liquor as necessary to process. [The final puree should be quite thick.] Pre-heat the oven to 325 F. Assemble as follows on an oven-proof plate, pizza-pan or cookie-sheet: Place a flour tortilla on the *lightly* greased surface. Cover with lentil-bean puree [4 - 5 T.]. Sprinkle with Monterey Jack cheese. Add another flour tortilla and repeat, saving enough cheese to cover the top of the final flour tortilla. Bake for 20 - 30 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to "firm-up" for 5 - 10 minutes before serving. Garnish with salsa, chopped tomato and shredded lettuce. Serve with rice, Couscous and / or corn. The amount of oregano, coriander leaves, chile powder, or jalapena peppers may be varied to suit individual tastes. I use more peppers! If you're prone to "problems" with beans, add ¼ - ½ t.
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