Beefy Jackfruit Tacos with Tomatillo Fajita Filling

I have to be honest, I’ve never prepared jackfruit on my own before. Of course, I’ve enjoyed BBQ Jackfruit Sliders and the like, but it was never very easy to find. But, now that I work at Whole Foods, I found out that my location has the canned jackfruit in brine and I couldn’t be more stoked. For my first homemade jackfruit recipe I thought that I’d try it out with Massel’s Concentrated Liquid Stock, Beef-Style; which is vegan and gluten-free!

Now, the texture didn’t come out quite as firm as I would have liked, but the jackfruit tasted great all the same. One of the best parts of this recipe is that it’s all prepared on the grill. Of course there’s some marinated and mixing, but it’s seriously low effort. I’d also like to mention that this was my first time grilled tomatillos, and oh my goodness you guys, SO GOOD. I’ve used them in green salsas before, but this- this I’ll have to do more often.

To balance out the savory, warm components of this recipe, I made a seasoned sour cream sauce to drizzle on top. I may have cheated and used Tofutti, but if you want to go the homemade route, blend 2/3 C. raw cashews with 1/4 C. water for a creamy sauce base, then stir in seasonings.

I must mention that using the concentrated liquid stock shortened marinating time immensely and really added significant flavor to the jackfruit. It is a tad on the salty side so taste your marinade and adjust accordingly; keep in mind that the end product won’t be as potent as the marinade itself. Massel actually sent some of their products for me to try out, so I’ll definitely be using another one soon, and hosting a giveaway, too! So, keep an eye out for that. :D

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Beefy Jackfruit Tacos with Grilled Tomatillos

From Vegan Yack Attack | Main Dishes | Mexican

Beefy Jackfruit Tacos with grilled fajita veggies and seasoned sour cream sauce, easy and perfect for summer!

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4 servings

Ingredients

  • Jackfruit Filling
  • 1 1lb. 4oz. Can Green Jackfruit in Brine, Drained
  • 1/3 C. Massel Liquid Stock Concentrate- Beef Style
  • 1/3 C. Water
  • 2 T. Cooking Oil (Olive, Sunflower, etc.)
  • 1 T. Vegan Worcestershire Sauce
  • Grilled Fajita Mix
  • 1 C. Red Bell Pepper, Sliced into strips
  • 1 C. Red Onion, Sliced
  • 1 C. Tomatillos, Chopped
  • 1 T. Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper to Taste
  • Sour Cream Sauce
  • 1/3 C. Vegan Sour Cream
  • 1-2 T. Water or Lime Juice
  • 1/2 tsp. Smoked Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. Chili Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Onion Powder
  • 4- 6″ Tortillas
  • :Optional: Green Onions for garnish

Directions

  1. Jackfruit Filling
  2. Drain the jackfruit completely in a colander, break into slightly smaller chunks and press slightly to get most of the moisture out.
  3. Place the jackfruit into a shallow container and whisk together the remaining ingredients in a small cup. Pour over the jackfruit and let marinate for 30-60 minutes.
  4. Grilled Fajita Mix
  5. Toss all ingredients together in a mixing bowl until even coated in oil, salt & pepper. Set aside.
  6. Sour Cream Sauce
  7. Whisk together all ingredients, adjusting the amount of liquid added depending on your texture preference.
  8. Assembly/Cooking
  9. Heat your BBQ to 350-375F, once hot spread the jackfruit and fajita veggie mix out over the grill, and pour the remaining marinade over the jackfruit. Cook for 5 minutes on one side.
  10. Turn everything over and cook for another 5 minutes. Repeat until the veggies and jackfruit are slightly charred, cook time defers between grills.
  11. Toast the tortillas on the grill for 1 minute (or less) on each side.
  12. Assemble with jackfruit in the center of the tortilla, top with fajitas, a healthy drizzle or dollop of sauce and some green onions. Serve warm!

I will also be posting a recap of my trip to Italy, soon! The great, the tasty and the lame. At least the photos are cool!

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post in that Massel sent me product to use for a recipe of my creation and I was compensated for it. All opinions are honest and my own. Best believe that I wouldn’t share a crappy product with you! ;)

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9 Responses to Beefy Jackfruit Tacos with Tomatillo Fajita Filling

  1. acookinthemaking

    Ohmigosh grilled tomatillos sound SO good! Looks like an amazing meal :)

  2. Perfect summer meal, Jackie!

  3. These look amaaaazing! I don’t even know what jackfruit is, I’m sad to say! I’ve never tried it!! I will have to look for it in cans and you know, I will be 100% trying this recipe if I can find it! :-)

    • Jackie @ Vegan Yack Attack!

      Jackfruit is a large, spiky, Asian fruit that can be pulled apart and used in sweet or savory applications. Pretty neat! Good luck trying it out! :D

  4. Whoa, you work at Whole Foods?! My dream job!! I am still on the search for canned jackfruit up here in Alaska! I want to make these! :)

  5. I’m a little jealous of your tomatillos! I’m trying to find jackfruit somewhere, my local market had it and I was too intimidated to grab some now it’s gone and no whole foods near me for 30 miles! OIY! But after seeing this recipe, it’s on, come hell or high water I’m finding jackfruit!

    Thanks for sharing this recipe, definitely got the wheels spinning!

    • I had the same problem. When I saw this recipe, I thought that I would try it out. When to one market didn’t found jackfruit, when to another again didn’t find jackfruit. But I didn’t give up :D And finally today found the store which sells jackfruits. After all this hard work I can’t wait to try this recipe :)

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