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Instant Pot Vegan BBQ Jackfruit Tacos! Made in the Instant Pot (with stovetop instructions) and topped with an avocado creme sauce.
Tacos! We’re never tired of tacos, right?
We eat a lot of tacos in our house, from breakfast tacos to my all-time favorite lentil tacos and I rarely get tired of them. We even booked a trip to Austin last year, just for the taco scene.
So I made you another taco recipe, this time with BBQ jackfruit made in the Instant Pot and topped with an avocado creme sauce! I know you all are as crazy about tacos as I am are going to love these jackfruit tacos. Don’t worry, for those who don’t own an Instant Pot, I’ve got stovetop directions.
The recipe pretty much speaks for itself. Add all of the ingredients to your Instant Pot/Pressure cooker (or stovetop!) and cook. While the jackfruit is cooking, made the avocado cream sauce in a food processor or blender. This is also a great time to chop any toppings: I’m a sucker for very thinly sliced red onion, pickled jalapeño peppers and pico de gallo.
Also, if you’re thinking– what in the world is jackfruit!? Let me quickly explain. Jackfruit is a fruit! It’s not very common in the United States and that’s OK, because we aren’t eating it fresh. Instead, you’ll want to find jackfruit canned in BRINE (or water), not syrup. When jackfruit is canned in brine it is mostly flavorless, not sweet and able to take on whatever sauce you throw on it.
When shredded, the jackfruit has a very similar texture to pulled pork. Before Trader Joe’s started selling it, I would get my jackfruit from local Asian markets or in a bulk pack online.
Unlike other meat substitutes, it’s not very high in protein, but I think that’s OK. Not all of our meals have to be jammed with protein, especially since research shows we are probably all eating too much of it and that excess protein can be damaging to long-term health. However, if you feel like you need more, then consider adding in a cup of beans after the mixture is cooked. As written, these tacos contain 10g of protein– which isn’t nothing!
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If you love these vegan BBQ jackfruit tacos, then you’ll love these other vegan Instant Pot recipes: Vegan Burrito Bowls, Instant Pot Lentil Soup, Instant Pot Walnut Lentil Tacos, Instant Pot Vegan Lentil ChiliPrint
Instant Pot Vegan BBQ Jackfruit Tacos! These pulled jackfruit are perfect for quick weeknight dinners. Made in the Instant Pot (with stovetop instructions) and topped with an avocado creme sauce. So delicious!
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These are amazing! The sauce is soooooo good.