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Slow Cooker Jackfruit Adobada Tacos

Slow Cooker Jackfruit Adobada Tacos

Inspired by Mexican street tacos, these Slow Cooker Jackfruit Adobada Tacos are perfect for Taco Tuesday. 

Slow Cooker Jackfruit Adobada Tacos. Jackfruit is slow cooked in a well balanced chile and citrus sauce along with pineapple. Perfect for Taco Tuesday! #vegan #tacos
Jackfruit is slow cooked in a rich, flavorful chile and citrus based sauce. The base of the sauce is rehydrated chiles, vinegar, orange juice and achiote paste. Achiote paste adds a distinct and unique flavor that sets these tacos apart from your standard tacos. Achiote paste is made from ground annatto seeds, which adds that unique flavor and color to the sauce. You can find achiote paste at your local Latin Market and online.

Jackfruit is slow cooked in a chile + citrus sauce with pineapple. Perfect for Taco Tuesday!
Diced pineapple is added along with the jackfruit. As the jackfruit cooks in the slow cooker, the pineapple releases their juices and breaks down into the sauce. Jackfruit still continues to surprise me. After the jackfruit is shredded in the sauce the jackfruit resembles shredded pork; it’s so unreal to me. Even omnivores will enjoy these plant-based tacos.

Slow Cooker Jackfruit Adobada Tacos. Jackfruit is slow cooked in flavorful chile sauce with pineapple. Perfect for taco tuesday. #vegan #mexican
For garnishes, these tacos are topped with traditional Mexican tacos garnishes: chopped cilantro, diced white onion, fresh lime juice and diced pineapple. The combination of the chiles, orange juice, vinegar, and achiote paste adds such a unique flavor profile.

These Slow Cooker Jackfruit Adobado Tacos are easy to make and are a great make-ahead meal. Make a batch on the weekend to use throughout the week.

Jackfruit Adobado Tacos cooked in the slow cooker in a flavorful chile sauce. Perfect for taco tuesday!

If you love this jackfruit recipe, you’ll love these other recipes using jackfruit:

Jackfruit Salsa Verde Tostadas 
Jackfruit Tacos with Rice
Slow Cooker BBQ Peach Jackfruit 
Slow Cooker BBQ Jackfruit 

Slow Cooker Jackfruit Adobada Tacos. Jackfruit is slow cooked in a well balanced chile and citrus sauce along with pineapple. Perfect for Taco Tuesday! #vegan #tacos

Slow Cooker Jackfruit Adobada Tacos

Yield: Serves 6-8
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 30 minutes

Inspired by Mexican street tacos, these Slow Cooker Jackfruit Adobada Tacos are full of flavor. The combination of the chiles, orange juice, vinegar, and achiote paste adds such a unique flavor profile.

Ingredients

For Serving:

  • Corn tortillas, warmed
  • Finely diced white onion
  • Diced Pineapple
  • Chopped Cilantro
  • Lime Wedges

Instructions

  1. In a heat resistant bowl, add the stemmed and seeded chiles. Cover with boiling water. Let the chiles rehydrate for 10-15 minutes, or until softened. Drain and transfer to a blender.
  2. To the blender, add the garlic, achiote paste, orange juice, and white vinegar. Blend until completely smooth. It'll be on the thicker side. Set aside.
  3. In a slow cooker, add the drained jackfruit and half of the diced pineapple. Reserve the remaining pineapple for garnish. Pour in the reserved chile sauce and stir everything; making sure that all the jackfruit is coated in the sauce. Cover and cook on low for 5 hours.
  4. After the jackfruit has cooked for 5 hours, shred the jackfruit using two forks. Cook for another 30 minutes to an hour. Season with salt.
  5. Serve with warmed corn tortillas and garish with the reserved pineapple, diced onion, squeeze of fresh lime juice and chopped cilantro.

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Jackfruit is simmered in a rich, flavorful Mexican chile sauce inspired by street tacos. #vegan #mexican

Xo Jeni

nspired by Mexican street tacos, these Slow Cooker Jackfruit Adobada Tacos are full of flavor. The combination of the chiles, orange juice, vinegar, and achiote paste adds such a unique flavor profile. #tacos #vegan #jackfruit #vegetarian #Mexican #VeganMexican #recipes #slowcooker #dinner #easyrecipes

Pavel Rumyantsev

Tuesday 14th of July 2020

how big of a bar are you talking about? 3.5 or 15 oz

Jeni

Thursday 16th of July 2020

A 3.5 oz bar. Sorry about that! I'll update the recipe. I had no idea that it came in a larger size.

Brian

Saturday 7th of April 2018

Just wonderin about the achiote paste,

I've seen two sizes for the paste bars, 100g and 425g, which did you use for this recipe?

52 Vegan Tacos for Taco Tuesday » Vegan Food Lover

Tuesday 9th of May 2017

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