Jackfruit Taco

Taco’s can be a great dinner on any night, however, they are especially better on Taco Tuesday! If you have yet to have a taco with jackfruit, this is your time to try. This homemade version will spice up your night with just the right kick, making your taco night a whole lot better!

Yields 4 tacos

Ingredients

1 small jackfruit, halved

1 Tbsp. olive oil

2 tsp. cumin

1 Tbsp. chili powder

1/4 tsp. garlic powder

1/4 tsp. onion powder

1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes

1/4 tsp. oregano

1/2 tsp. smoked paprika

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. pepper

pinch of cilantro, garnish

 

Directions

  1. In a pot, place the halved jackfruit and cover with water to boil on medium heat. Simmer for 45 minutes or until tender.
  2. Take the pods (they are surrounding the seeds) as well as the stringy flesh portions between the pods and skin. You will use all of this meat for the taco filling.
  3. In frying pan, place on medium heat and add olive oil. Once warm, add jackfruit meat and all seasoning, stirring until well combined.
  4. Serve immediately with choice of toppings: lettuce, salsa, guacamole, corn salsa, etc.

Chef’s tip: To make your own hard corn taco shells, take a muffin tin and place it upside down. Take 3 corn tortilla shells and stand them up. Bake at 375 degrees F for 10-14 minutes, careful not to burn.

 

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