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