Tacos! We’re never tired of tacos, right?
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 and 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 jalapeno peppers and pico de gallo.
What is Jackfruit?
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!
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!
- 2 x 20 oz cans green jackfruit in brine
- 1 red onion, finely diced
- 1 Tbsp. garlic, finely diced
- 1 tsp. ground cumin
- 1 tsp. smoked paprika
- black pepper to taste
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 Tbsp. sriracha
- 3 Tbsp. tomato paste
- 2/3 cup bbq sauce
- 3/4 cup vegetable stock
- 1 tsp. lemon juice
- 1 ripe avocado, peeled with stone removed
- 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 cup water
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 1 tsp. crushed garlic
- A handful of fresh cilantro
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. pepper
- Soft tortillas or taco shells
- Shredded lettuce
- Chopped tomatoes
- Chopped red onion
- Other desired toppings
Keywords: jackfruit tacos, vegan tacos, lunch, Instant Pot