Add hot lentils, pecan pieces, chili powder, smoked paprika, cumin, oregano, hot sauce, and salt + pepper to taste to your food processor and pulse until some of the lentils are broken down and the spices are mixed through. Process more/less if desired.
Optional: Sautée your lentil taco meat in a small skillet with about 1 Tbsp. olive oil. The mixture gets hot and a little crispy this way – delicious!
Serve on tacos, with fajitas, on nachos, or on top of a salad!
*If your pecans are whole, do not fret! Dump a handful in your food processor until small chunks remain. Measure out 1/2 cup for this recipe.