Jackfruit Barbacoa Burrito Bowls

Jackfruit Barbacoa Burrito Bowls

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From: EatingWell.com, March 2019

Jackfruit, a tropical fruit with a dense, chewy texture, is a blank canvas that takes on flavors well. In these vegan burrito bowls, the jackfruit is simmered in a warm and spicy chile sauce that's so good you'll never know you're eating a plant-based protein instead of pork or beef.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped white onion
  • 6 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 medium New Mexico chile, stem and seeds removed
  • 1½ cups unsalted vegetable broth
  • 2 (20 ounce) cans green jackfruit in brine, rinsed and shredded
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 cups hot cooked brown rice
  • 2 cups thinly sliced iceberg lettuce
  • 1⅓ cups chopped plum tomatoes (about 3 medium)
  • 1 cup unsalted canned black beans, rinsed
  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 lime, quartered


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  1. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion, garlic and chile; cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is tender and browned, about 6 minutes. Add broth; increase heat to high and bring to a boil. Partially cover and reduce heat to medium. Cook until the chile is tender, about 10 minutes. Transfer the mixture to a blender. Remove center piece of blender lid (to allow steam to escape); secure the lid on the blender. Place a clean towel over the opening and process until very smooth, about 45 seconds. (Use caution when blending hot liquids.)
  2. Return the chile sauce to the saucepan; add jackfruit, chili powder, salt, pepper and bay leaf. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, partially cover and cook until slightly thickened, 6 to 8 minutes. Discard the bay leaf.
  3. Place ¾ cup rice in each of 4 shallow bowls. Top each with ¾ cup jackfruit mixture, ½ cup lettuce, ⅓ cup tomatoes, ¼ cup beans and 2 tablespoons cilantro. Serve with lime wedges.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 bowl
  • Per serving: 450 calories; 9 g fat(1 g sat); 22 g fiber; 80 g carbohydrates; 10 g protein; 66 mcg folate; 0 cholesterol; 6 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 3,019 IU vitamin A; 41 mg vitamin C; 178 mg calcium; 4 mg iron; 756 mg sodium; 613 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (68% daily value), Vitamin A (60% dv), Iron (22% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 3 starch, 1½ fat, 1½ fruit, 1 vegetable, ½ lean protein

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