A healthy and filling Mexican inspired dinner using jackfruit!
Have you guys tried jackfruit yet?! This was my first time experimenting with it and I really like it! It’s nice to add something new to the pantry 🙂
If you aren’t familiar with jackfruit, it’s the fruit from a jackfruit tree that is picked while young, before it develops a sweet taste. These days it’s pretty popular and you may have seen it used in a veganized pulled pork sandwich.
Once it’s cooked down a little bit you can shred it and it resembles pulled meat. It’s high in fiber, but has zero protein, so I decided to combine it with some pinto beans to make these taquitos a little more filling. I plan on trying the mock pulled pork sandwich at some point, but decided to put a Mexican spin on it this time.
These taquitos are baked to crispy perfection and the filling is so flavorful! They’re easy to make and also great to freeze for a super easy weeknight meal or snack. You’re more than welcome to add some shredded cheese inside if you like, but the nutritional yeast gives them a nice cheesy flavor as well.
You can buy jackfruit on Amazon and have it shipped to you, or you might be able to find it at the store. I’ve recently started seeing it at Trader Joes. If you’re up for the task you can also buy the actual whole fruit and cut it up yourself!
I hope you enjoy these Jackfruit and Pinto Bean Baked Taquitos!Print