Jackfruit Carnitas

BY : PUBLISHED : September 19th, 2012 UPDATED: August 17th, 2021

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

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Jackfruit Carnitas

Terrence Paschal
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. 
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 8 hrs
Total Time 8 hrs 10 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 servings
Calories 204 kcal
METHOD Slow Cooker
DIET Vegan

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cans young jackfruit in brine
  • 3/4 cups of water
  • 3 teaspoons of chili powder
  • 4 teaspoons of minced dried onion
  • 1 teaspoon of cornstarch
  • 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

Instructions
 

  • Mix chili powder, minced onion, corn startch, garlic powder, cumin, oregano, paprika, and cayenne pepper in a bowl and set aside.
  • Rinse jackfruit in strainer and squeeze out as much water as possible.
  • Place jackfruit in crock pot. Add water, and stir in seasonings.
  • Add salsa, lime juice and jalapenos.
  • Cook on low for 8 hours.
  • Shred jackfruit with fork.
  • Scoop onto tortillas and top with taco sauce, diced onions, and tomatoes.

Nutrition

Calories: 204kcalCarbohydrates: 49gProtein: 3gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1583mgPotassium: 604mgFiber: 6gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 2392IUVitamin C: 22mgCalcium: 125mgIron: 3mg
Keyword carnitas, jackfruit, jackfruit carnitas, vegan carnitas
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About Terrence Paschal

Plant based food, micro brews, punk rock, and running are what I am about.

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