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5-Ingredient Tex Mex Jackfruit Tacos with Refried Beans

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These lighter Tex Mex vegan tacos use jackfruit to replace meat in this deliciously easy taco recipe! Bonus: They’re ready to eat in 15 minutes.

Two 5-Ingredient Tex Mex Jackfruit Tacos on a blue plate with refried beans

Jackfruit has become very popular over the last couple of years because it resembles pulled meat in both look and texture.  But the great news is, because it’s technically a fruit, jackfruit is much healthier for you than pulled meat in many ways!

Why this Recipe Works:

  • All you need is 5 ingredients (that can be easily found at most grocery stores) and 15 minutes, and you’re ready to eat! This is truly the easiest vegan taco recipe around.
  • You would never guess that these tacos are meatless – trust me, you’ll love them.
  • These tacos are also surprisingly healthy! Jackfruit is a great source of fiber, vitamin C, and potassium, and the cabbage contains tons of antioxidants.

What is Jackfruit?

  • Jackfruit is a large tropical fruit that grows on trees and is in the fig family. It’s now being widely used as a meat replacer in many vegan recipes and it’s truly delicious!

Looking for other simple vegan meal ideas? Then you have to try my:

All 5 ingredients for the Tex Mex Jackfruit Tacos

As you can see, my little boy, Jack, LOVES tortillas. Thankfully, he let me take this photo before diving into them.

How To Make 5-Ingredient Tex Mex Jackfruit Tacos with Refried Beans:

1. Thoroughly mix together the cabbage and a hefty drizzle of seasoned rice wine vinegar. Set it aside.

Cabbage and rice vinegar

2. Heat up both the jackfruit and the beans in separate pots via stovetop or bowls via microwave.

Warming up the jackfruit in a pot on the stove

3. Next, warm the tortillas. I do this by placing them directly on the stovetop flame for about 10 seconds on each side. Use tongs to handle!

Warming a tortilla right on the stovetop

4. Assemble tacos by filling tortillas with jackfruit and then the cabbage blend. Beans can be enjoyed in the tacos or on the side.

Two 5-Ingredient Tex Mex Jackfruit Tacos on a blue plate with refried beans

YUM!! This meal is so easy and so satisfying.  I just love the variety in flavors and textures.

Top Tips for Making 5-Ingredient Tex Mex Jackfruit Tacos with Refried Beans:

  • Don’t want to eat all 6 right away? Keep the jackfruit and other ingredients separate in the fridge, and just reheat when you’re ready to eat.
  • This recipe also goes great with my Celebration Rice and Beans!

Did you try this recipe? Please give it a star rating and let me know what you think in the comments below. Your feedback is very helpful! Thanks in advance. 

Vegan Tex Mex Jackfruit Tacos

5-Ingredient Tex Mex Jackfruit Tacos with Refried Beans

These Tex Mex tacos use jackfruit to replace meat in this deliciously easy taco recipe! You would never guess that these tacos are meatless - trust me, you'll love them.
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican, plant based, vegan
Keyword: Vegan Tacos
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6 tacos (about)

Ingredients

  • shredded cabbage or cole slaw veg blend
  • seasoned rice wine vinegar
  • 1 package tex mex jackfruit found near the meat alternatives section in grocery stores
  • canned refried beans
  • corn tortillas
  • optional toppings: salsa, avocado

Instructions

  • Thoroughly mix together the cabbage and a hefty drizzle of seasoned rice wine vinegar. Set it aside.
  • Heat up both the jackfruit and the beans in separate pots via stovetop or bowls via microwave.
  • Next, warm the tortillas. I do this by placing them directly on the stovetop flame for about 10 seconds on each side. Use tongs to handle!
  • Assemble tacos by filling tortillas with jackfruit and then the cabbage blend. Beans can be enjoyed in the tacos or on the side.

Notes

 
  • Don't want to eat all 6 right away? Keep the jackfruit and other ingredients separate in the fridge, and just reheat when you're ready to eat.
  • This recipe also goes great with my Celebration Rice and Beans
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Drew Brent

5 stars
I tried this recipe and it was super good and tasty and easy and quick to fix the only difference is I used the can jackfruit because where I live in Wyoming they don’t sell the preseason bag jackfruit.

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Audrey Dunham

Fantastic – so happy to hear it! Thanks for the comment. Did you end up adding your own sauce or seasoning to the jackfruit then?

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