Jackfruit Tacos

What's jackfruit you ask? Jackfruit is a giant fruit that comes from Asia and when cooked breaks down like shredded meat. Its a little sweet, a little tangy, and makes for AMAZING shredded tacos! 

Jackfruit Tacos

Jackfruit Tacos


Serves 4

Jackfruit Tacos
  • 1 can Young Green Jackfruit in Brine
  • 1 15oz can tomato sauce
  • water
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 cup shredded green cabbage
  • 1 tbsp Vegenaise
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 1 avocado, sliced


  • Young Green Jackfruit in Brine

    There are two different types of jackfruit you can buy: Jackfruit in Syrup or Jackfruit in Brine - you want Jackfruit in Brine for this recipe. I ordered mine off of Amazon and it worked perfectly! 

    Young Green Jackfruit in Brine

    Young Green Jackfruit in Brine

    Slow Cooker

    Pull out your slow cooker for this one! Drain 1 can of jackfruit and add to your slow cooker. Add in 1 15oz can of  tomato sauce, then fill half that can with water and pour in as well. Add 1 cup of chopped onion, 1 tbsp cumin, 1 tbsp chili powder, 1 tsp garlic powder, and the juice of one lime. Cook on high for 6 hours, stirring occasionally.

    Shred

    When the jackfruit is cooked you'll be able to use a fork or a spoon to shred - just like meat! 

    Shredded Jackfruit

    Shredded Jackfruit

    Make the Slaw

    Mix 1 cup of shredded cabbage with the juice of 1 lime, 1 tbsp Vegenaise, 1 chopped green onion, and 1/2 cup chopped cilantro (optional).

    Assemble

    Assemble the jackfruit on top of two corn tortillas. Add the slaw and additional chopped green onions and cilantro to taste. Garnish with avocado and enjoy! 

    Jackfruit Tacos

    Jackfruit Tacos