Pulled Jackfruit Tacos – Vegetarian

imageI’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!

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As far as other taco ingredients go we used corn tortillas, avocado slices, chopped tomatoes, chopped lettuce.

(Someone also decided to add it to a hot dog bun below?)image

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!!

enjoy!

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