Prepare lentils as directed, sort, rinse and cook with 2 cups of water for 25-30 minutes. If substituting other lentils you will have to. Adjust cooking times since you want these to look like a mock ground "beef and not mushy. Once the lentils have reached a soft but firm consistency add the tomato paste to cook in pot for a few minutes. Add tsp of spice till reached desired flavor level. Serve on sprouted wheat or brown rice tortilla with lettuce, tomato and avocado.