Jackfruit Carnitas Tacos

June 24, 2015
Serves 8 Tacos

Ingredients

  • Spice Rub
  • 2 Teaspoons
    cumin
  • 2 Teaspoons
    chili powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon
    paprika
  • 1/2 Teaspoon
    oregano
  • 1/2 Teaspoon
    pink salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon
    garlic powder
  • Pinches
    cinnamon
  • Pinches
    cayenne
  • 1 Teaspoon
    lime juice
  • 1 Teaspoon
    tamari
  • For the Carnitas
  • 1 Tablespoon
    oil
  • 3/4 Cups
    onion, diced
  • 2
    garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1-20 Ounce
    can of jackfruit, in brine
  • 1 Tablespoon
    maple syrup
  • All
    spice rub (see above)
  • water
    as needed
  • 8
    corn tortillas, i used store bought

Instructions

  1. For the Spice Rub:
    combine all the ingredients in a small bowl and mix well.

  2. For the Carnitas:
    rinse and drain the jackfruit. Pull it apart into tiny shreds, cutting the larger pieces as needed.

    Heat oil over medium heat and saute the onion until fragrant and translucent, about 3-4 minutes. Add the garlic and spice blend. Stir to combine.

    Add the jackfruit and continue to stir, adding water as needed to keep it from sticking to the pan.

    Once the jackfruit is soft and evenly coated with the spice blend, about 5-7 minutes, remove from the heat.

  3. Items to use for serving:
    Corn tortillas
    Shredded Cabbage
    Pico de Gallo
    Guacamole
    Cilantro
    Cashew Sour Cream

    And anything else you love to have on a taco!