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Jackfruit, a tropical fruit with a dense, meatlike texture, absorbs the flavor of spices and sauces well. In these jackfruit carnitas tacos, the meat substitute is simmered in a spicy sauce and shredded for a nearly authentic vegan carnitas.

Adam Hickman
Source: EatingWell.com, March 2019


Recipe Summary

20 mins
40 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine jackfruit, onion, water, orange juice, chipotle, garlic, brown sugar, cumin, coriander, 1/4 cup lime juice and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a large skillet. Bring to a boil over high heat; cover and reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer until the onion is softened, about 10 minutes. Uncover and cook until the liquid reduces by half, about 5 more minutes. Stir in 2 tablespoons oil, increase heat to medium-high and cook, stirring once, until the jackfruit is lightly charred, 5 to 8 minutes.

  • Combine cabbage and the remaining 2 tablespoons lime juice, 1 tablespoon oil and 1/8 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl.

  • Warm tortillas according to package directions. Divide the jackfruit mixture evenly among the tortillas and top with slaw.

Nutrition Facts

370 calories; protein 4.4g; carbohydrates 56.8g; dietary fiber 20.1g; sugars 9g; fat 12.9g; saturated fat 1.7g; vitamin a iu 333.4IU; vitamin c 43.2mg; folate 47mcg; calcium 193mg; iron 2.7mg; magnesium 50.8mg; potassium 324.5mg; sodium 633mg; thiamin 0.1mg; added sugar 3g.