Jumbo Jackfruit Taquitos
I remember growing up and watching my cousins eat taquitos, especially during family parties. My mom would feel bad for me and would give me a little piece of the tortilla. That tiny piece made me the happiest kid ever! Luckily, I grew up and started to experiment in the kitchen. This is an awesome snack, lunch, or appetizer! I like to make mine with a kick but remember you can always decrease or omit things in the recipe so it fits your needs. Always make sure to plug in your amounts and brands so you can get accurate nutrition values.
- 30g Vegan Cream Cheese (I used Trader Joe’s)
- 20g Shallot (You can substitute red onion)
- 2 cans Jackfruit
- 36g Chipotle Peppers in adobo sauce (You can cut this in half if you want it less spicy, make sure to keep this ingredient in the recipe though.)
- 3 Tbs Siete Mild Taco Seasoning
- 7.5 Siete Cassava Tortillas
- 30g Fire Roasted Diced Green Chiles/Diced Jalapeños (You can omit this if you don’t want it to be too spicy)
- 30g Violife Shredded Cheddar (Any vegan cheddar)
- 1/4 Tsp Salt
- 1 Tbs Avocado Oil
- You want to start off by boiling your jackfruit so they can soften. Once the jackfruit is fork tender you can throw them into a Cuisinart blender. Pulse until the jackfruit is all chopped up. I used the Cuisinart so I can get a more ‘ground meat’ consistency.
- Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees.
- In a pan heat up the avocado oil and pan. Once they are heated lower the temperature to medium and add in the shallots. Stir occasionally, once it is slightly translucent add the jackfruit, chipotle, spices & salt, cream cheese, diced chilies, and cheese. Mix all the ingredients together and let it heat up. Once the cheese looks melted in you can turn the heat off and set the pan aside.
- Take your tortillas and cut them in half. Every serving has 2 Tbs of the filling. So, for every half tortilla add in 2 Tbs of the filling. Roll up your taquito and then place it, flap down, on your baking sheet. (If you’d like smaller rolls, add less filling and make sure to calculate nutrition facts accordingly.)
- Bake it for 10 minutes or until golden. Make sure to turn your baking pan around at the half way mark.
- Take it out, let it cool, and then serve with sour cream, salsa, avocado creama, or hot sauce!
Note: I count free foods so make sure to plug in your foods for accurate nutrition values.