Jackfruit Carnitas

  • Yield : 8 Tacos
  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 8:00 h
  • Ready In : 8:10 h

I am becoming a huge fan of jackfruit.  I loved the BBQ  Pulled Jackfruit, and I wanted to give try the jackfruit out in a carnitas recipe.  I was really pleased with the results.  These could also work as a topping for nachos, or rolled up in a burrito.  This is a great meal to throw into the crock pot before work, and it will be ready for you when you get home.

Estimated Cost Per Serving: $1.25


  • 2 Cans of Young Jackfruit in Brine
  • 3/4 Cup of Water
  • 3 Teaspoons of Chili Powder
  • 4 Teaspoons of Minced Dried Onion
  • 1 Teaspoon of Corn Starch
  • 1 Teaspoon of Garlic Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon of Cumin
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Paprika
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Oregano
  • 1/8 Teaspoon of Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 Small Can of Diced Jalapenos
  • 2 Tablespoons of Lime Juice
  • 1/4 Cup of Salsa
  • 1 Onion, diced
  • 1 Tomato, diced
  • Small Tortillas


Step 1

Mix chili powder, minced onion, corn startch, garlic powder, cumin, oregano, paprika, and cayenne pepper in a bowl and set aside.

Step 2

Rinse jackfruit in strainer and squeeze out as much water as possible.

Step 3

Place jackfruit in crock pot. Add water, and stir in seasonings.

Step 4

Add salsa, lime juice and jalapenos.

Step 5

Cook on low for 8 hours.

Step 6

Shred jackfruit with fork.

Step 7

Scoop onto tortillas and top with taco sauce, diced onions, and tomatoes.

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