You know a dinner is good when it's husband and picky eater approved. Granted my picky eater wanted her tacos fried but hey I'll take my small victory! You would honestly never guess these tacos are made with a fruit. Perfectly seasoned and done in less than 30 minutes, I'll take tacos every night for dinner please and thank you.
Shredded Jackfruit Tacos
Yield: 7-8 tacos
Prep: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
2 14-oz cans young green jackfruit (drained and rinsed)
1/2 small yellow onion diced
2 garlic cloves minced
2 tbsp. olive oil
2 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/2 tbsp. tomato paste
1/2 cup water
corn or flour tortillas
Drain and rinse your jackfruit. Shred with your hands removing any seed and set aside.
Dice your onion and mince your garlic. Heat a skillet over medium heat and add your olive oil.
Once hot add your garlic and onion and cook until soft and fragrant for about 2-3 minutes.
Now add your jackfruit and stir to incorporate together with the onion and garlic mixture.
Add the chili powder, paprika, cumin, salt and pepper and stir until well incorporated.
Now add your tomato paste and water and stir, allow to jackfruit to simmer for 10 minutes stirring frequently. You can add additional water if needed. You will want the mixture to be slightly wet not dry. At this point you are just allowing the jackfruit to absorb all the flavor. If you are crunched for time you can serve as soon as you incorporate the ingredients together.
Serve on a warm tortilla with desired toppings. I like to serve mine with onion, tomato, cilantro, guacamole, salsa and a squeeze of fresh lime. Spinach or lettuce is also a usual and excellent addition.
*If you don't have guacamole or do not wish to make any from scratch avocado slices would also be great. You can find my simple guacamole recipe here if you wish to make some.
*Make sure to rinse off your jackfruit as it is stored in a brine.