Vegan Pulled "Pork" Tacos

Vegan tacos

Every Monday on Periscope I do a live recipe demonstration for Meatless Monday's, and yesterday I made my Vegan Pulled "Pork" Tacos! I had such a great time doing this scope because my good friend Fariyal came over for dinner and was also my camera woman. I was also super pleased and excited when she ate the tacos and cursed about how good they were... when your food makes people swear... it's a great thing! I also made a delicious and easy avocado cream sauce for the topping that I will share!

Now since I did this recipe live, I do not have the step by step photos to go with the directions. So make sure you visit me at www.periscope.tv/LaTraGuerra to watch the replay in case you need visuals. The video stream will be up until 7:30 pm est TODAY!

Vegan Pulled "Pork" Tacos

PREP TIME: 10 MINUTES | COOK TIME: 5 MINUTES | YIELDS: 2 SERVINGS, 4 TACOS


PULLED "PORK" INGREDIENTS:

  • Young Jackfruit, the Aroy-D brand young jackfruit in brine (I purchase mine from our local International Farmers Market for $1.57)
  • 1 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 cayenne pepper
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 corn tortillas

TOPPINGS:

  • red onions, sliced
  • red cabbage, chopped 
  • Roma tomatoes, diced 
  • Fresh Cilantro, chopped 
  • Avocado cream sauce (see ingredient list and directions below)
  • Shredded vegan cheese (Daiya is a great brand for vegan cheese)

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to broil.
  2. Drain and rinse jackfruit from can.
  3. using a fork, shred jackfruit into desired pieces... think of pulled pork
  4. In a large mixing bowl, add jackfruit, liquid smoke, Worcestershire sauce, cumin, garlic powder, salt, cayenne, and ketchup. 
  5. Mix all ingredients together well.
  6. In a deep pan on medium heat, add olive oil.
  7. Once oil is hot, add in seasoned jackfruit, be sure to stir well then using th back of your spatula flatten jackfruit in the pan and cover.
  8. cook for 6 minutes, stirring every 2-3 minutes.
  9. Reduce heat to low, and prepare your corn tortillas for assembly.
  10. Place tortillas in oven for 30 second to make tortillas soft and bendable.

AVOCADO CREAM SAUCE:

  • 1 avocado
  • 3 tbsp vegan sour cream
  • 1 lime, juice
  • salt to taste
  • cayenne pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp water

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Using a high powered blender add all ingredients and blend unit smooth.
taco recipe

Assemble tacos with jackfruit, onions, cabbage, tomatoes, cilantro and the avocado cream sauce. And as always, give this recipe a try and let me know how you like it!