Vegan Carnitas Tacos

Mexican Sides & Mains
Gluten-Free
Nut-free
Soy-Free

These Vegan Carnitas Tacos will make you rethink why you ever ate traditional carnitas tacos to begin with!

PREP TIME

15min

COOK TIME

45min

TOTAL TIME

1h

INGREDIENTS

  • Corn (or Flour) Tortillas
  • 1 Pound Oyster Mushroom OR Lions Mane Mushroom (or thinly sliced Cremini)
  • 2 Cans Green Jackfruit in brine
  • 3 Tbsp Oil (I used avocado oil)
  • 1/2 Large White Onion
  • 3 Cloves of Garlic
  • Juice of 1 Orange
  • 5 Sprigs Fresh Thyme
  • 3 Dried Bay Leaves
  • 1/4 Cup Non Dairy Milk (I used Oat)
  • 1 Cup Vegetable Broth (I used 1 Tsp. Bouillon + Water)
  • 1/2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
  • Juice of a Lime
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

EQUIPMENT

  • 1 Large Pan

Instructions

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  1. Open up cans of jackfruit, drain and rinse with water. Shred jackfruit with your fingers and remove any squishy seeds. Then, shred Oyster or Lions Mane mushrooms with your hands or with a fork. Any other type of mushroom being used, thinly slice.
  2. In a pot or pan over medium heat add 1 tbsp of oil and add in onion. Sauté for 5 minutes then add in diced garlic and saute for another 3 minutes.
  3. Move the onion and garlic to the side to make room for an additional 1-2 tbsp of oil. Add the mushrooms, sauté for 7-10 minutes until golden and season with salt and pepper. Then add jackfruit and cook for 4-5 minutes. Followed by the thyme sprigs and dried bay leaves. Season generously with salt and pepper, then pour in vegetable broth, the juice of an orange, brown sugar, non dairy milk and cook on medium heat, mixing throughout and cooking until the liquid is absorbed. Could take around 45- 50 minutes to cook and jackfruit will take around 25-30 minutes.
  4. Once liquid is absorbed, squeeze the juice of a lime. Taste and adjust salt and pepper to your liking!
  5. Heat up tortillas and serve with salsa, cilantro, squeeze of lime, onion and avocado!

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