Jackfruit Carnitas Tacos

30 minutesServes 4
Jackfruit Carnitas Tacos


  • 4 tbsp vegetable oil, divided
  • ¾ lb jackfruit arils or 1 pkg (10.6 oz) Upton's Naturals Jackfruit
  • ½ c white onion, thinly sliced
  • ½ c Frontera Carnitas Slow Cook Sauce
  • Corn tortillas, warmed
  • ½ c radishes, thinly sliced
  • ½ c avocado, sliced
  • ¼ c cilantro, rough chopped
  • Lime wedges, for serving
  • Jalapeño, thinly sliced, for serving


Heat 2 tbsp oil in a large skillet over medium high. Add jackfruit and onion and sauté 5-7 minutes, or until the ingredients start to brown. Add sauce and continue cooking, uncovered, for 10-15 minutes until the jackfruit becomes soft in texture.

Remove from heat and transfer jackfruit mixture to a large bowl. Using two forks, shred jackfruit arils (skip this step if using packaged jackfruit). Wipe out skillet and return to medium high heat.

Add remaining 2 tbsp oil and sear shredded jackfruit on both sides, 2-3 minutes each.

Remove from heat and portion jackfruit onto warm corn tortillas. Top with radish, avocado and cilantro. Serve with lime wedges and jalapeño.

*Click here to view our step-by-step guide on how to prepare jackfruit.

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