Jackfruit Carnitas Tacos

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Serving Size: 1 taco
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These carnitas tacos are made from jackfruit seasoned with spices and served with guacamole and corn toritillas.
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  • Preheat the oven to 450℉ (230℃) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cook for three to five minutes until softened.
  • Add the jackfruit and water, and simmer for ten minutes.
  • Add the tomato paste, coconut sugar, cumin, smoked paprika, and orange juice and simmer on low for ten minutes.
  • Pull apart the jackfruit with a fork.
  • Spread the jackfruit onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until crispy. Spread the guacamole over the tortillas, and top with the jackfruit, red onion, and cilantro.


Notes Leftovers Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to four days. Assemble the tacos just before enjoying. Serving Size One serving is equal to approximately two tacos. More Flavor Top with black beans, feta, and pickled onions.

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Active Prep10
Hands-On Cook20
Hands-Off Cook15
Total Time45 minutes
Recipe Serving Size10



  • 4 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 yellow onion medium, diced
  • 5 cup canned Jackfruit young, drained, rinsed, cored
  • 2/3 cup water