These Crispy, Sheet-pan Jackfruit Tacos are full of flavor, loaded up with healthy veggies, and can be made in the oven. Plus they are vegan and gluten-free! Perfect for busy weeknights!
In the fall and winter months, I am a huge fan of sheet pan dinners – not only are they easy to assemble, they soooooo are easy to clean up! They warm up the whole house infusing it with such delicious aromas. Good for body and soul.
Once you have the components prepped (and YES you can absolutely do these ahead or for Sunday meal-prep before the busy week) fire up the oven to 400F and begin assembling!
Simply layer the corn or flour tortillas with vegan refried beans which give the taco a delicious creaminess.
Add cheese to some if you like ( my husband loves the cheese and I keep mine vegan- finding that the beans add enough creaminess).
Then add the Crispy Jackfruit Carnitas.
And place this in a 400 F oven until warmed through and the edges of the tortillas are a little crispy- about 15 minutes.
Then top with a Mexican-style slaw, and your favorite hot sauce or salsa ( try the tomatillo salsa!) and of optional pickled red onions, which by now, you hopefully have on hand because they are good on everything!!!
Add a slice of avocado, or sour cream or this vegan-adaptable chipotle mayo for a little richness.
And there you have it, the perfect taco. Depth, creaminess, acid and a little spice all piled up on crispy goodness.
Why this recipe works:
You can use all the components form the tacos in different ways throughout the workweek. You can use the jackfruit carnitas in pretty much anything you would use taco meat – enchiladas, quesadillas, nachos, burrito bowls, etc.
That is why I recommend prepping a few things on Sunday.
You can pretty much turn this whole thing into a healthy Bowl- simply by adding rice and black beans!
Please let me know how you like these Jackfruit Tacos in the comments below!! I’m excited to hear what you think.
Have a happy weekend!Print
- 1 recipe for Crispy Jackfruit Carnitas (25 minutes) or use store-bought, Mexican-seasoned jackfruit
- 8 x six-inch taco shells ( corn or flour)
- 1 can vegan refried beans ( pinto or black beans)
- Shredded cabbage or lettuce ( or Make the Mexican Slaw -10 mins)
- 1 avocado (or sub chipotle mayo – it is vegan adaptable!) or sour cream
- your favorite hot sauce, salsa, Vegan Cilantro Crema, Tomatillo Salsa (10 minutes)
- optional- pickled onions
- optional- cilantro for garnish
Preheat oven to 400F
Divide the jackfruit carnitas among the tortillas and place them in the oven. Bake until heated through and the edges of the tortillas are crispy about 12-15 minutes.
Fold up into tacos and eat immediately!
This recipe is very easy once the components are prepped. I recommend making them ahead!
Once the crispy jackfruit carnitas is made (this takes 25 mins) the tacos can be assembled, baked and on the table in 25 minutes!
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