I’m one hundred percent, hands down, sold on the jackfruit craze. I had been talking about ordering some cans for months now. Finally I committed and ordered 6 -20oz cans online. We also recently bought ourselves an electric smoker. Sunday morning we got the smoker ready and cracked open 3 cans of the jackfruit-rinsed them and drained them. We put them on a pan and smoked them for 4 hours at 220 degrees- flipped them once during. We used Apple wood chips for smoking which smell incredible.
With about 30 minutes left I diced up a few onions and sautéed them in about 1/3 cup of grape seed oil until they turned translucent. I added some freshly minced garlic and sautéed a few more minutes. I then added a bunch of spices.
3tbsp red pepper flakes
1 tsp chipotle chili powder
2 tsp cumin
1 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground coffee
salt and pepper
Next I added 1 tbsp of flour
Then lastly juice of 1 lemon
Once the jackfruit came out of smoker and cooled a bit all you do is take a piece and split it up between your thumb and index fingers – giving it a shredded pulled pork look. We were shocked with how similar it looked!! Once done, we added it all to the cast iron pan that had the sauce – reheat a few minutes and you’ll be ready to go!
As far as other taco ingredients go we used corn tortillas, avocado slices, chopped tomatoes, chopped lettuce.
We seriously were obsessing over the jackfruit for hours- it’s so awesome! It turned out so moist, and flavorful- I promise… Any and all meat eaters will approve.
let me know if you try it and what you think please! Totally new pantry staple in our house!!