Jackfruit Carnitas Tacos

Viss International

Viss International

about 1 year ago

These vegetarian tacos are made with jackfruit, a fruit that has a meaty texture and is perfect for replacing pork carnitas. The jackfruit is seasoned with a blend of spices and slow-cooked until tender. Serve with your favorite toppings for a delicious and healthy meal.

Cooking Time

45 minutes

Serving Size

4-6 servings

Nutrition Per Serving

Cal

250

Protein

5g

Fat

8g

Sat Fat

1g

Carbs

40g

Chole

0mg

Fiber

10g

Sugar

5g

Sodium

500mg

Ingredients

  • 2 cans of jackfruit in brine
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth
  • 8-10 corn tortillas
  • Toppings: diced avocado, chopped cilantro, diced onion, lime wedges

Instructions

  • Drain and rinse the jackfruit. Use your hands to shred the jackfruit into small pieces, discarding any seeds or tough pieces.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the jackfruit, cumin, smoked paprika, chili powder, oregano, salt, and black pepper to the skillet. Stir to combine and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the vegetable broth to the skillet and stir to combine. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the jackfruit is tender and the liquid has been absorbed.
  • While the jackfruit is cooking, warm the tortillas in a dry skillet over medium heat, flipping occasionally, until they are soft and pliable.
  • To assemble the tacos, spoon some of the jackfruit onto each tortilla and top with your desired toppings. Serve with lime wedges on the side.

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