Jackfruit Taquitos make a surprisingly easy, meat-less alternative to serve as appetizers or a meal. They are full of flavor and can be customized to your liking!
Jackfruit makes a great meat replacement as it's texture is similar to chicken or pork, and it takes on the flavor of whatever seasonings you add to it. It will also save you money because it's a lot cheaper than buying meat.
Jackfruit is a fruit and a member of the fig family. You can either buy it fresh or in a can. I use Young Jackfruit from the can for this recipe because honestly it's a lot easier.
Don't use the jackfruit that's sold in the freezer section as the texture and taste is different and doesn't work for this recipe.
Once the taquitos are rolled they can be baked in the oven or air-fryer. Serve them with pico de gallo, guacamole, cashew sour cream or your favorite salsa!
Preheat air fryer or oven to 400F. Drain and rinse jackfruit. In a medium bowl, use your hands or a fork to shred the jackfruit similar to pulled pork. Add the cumin, chili powder, oregano and salt to the jackfruit and mix it until all the jackfruit is coated.
Build the taquitos - on one side of the tortilla (not in the middle) add a layer of refried beans, then jackfruit and vegan cheese if you prefer. Roll the tortilla tightly and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper with the seam part on the bottom. Repeat this with all the tortillas. You can spray a little oil on top if you want. For the air fryer, cook for 10-15 minutes (depending on tortilla) flipping the last 5 minutes. For the oven cook about 15-20 minutes, flipping at the end as well. Keep an eye on them and when they look like they’re getting crispy, they’re done! Serve with salsa, guac, cashew sour cream or whatever topping you like!