Beer Recipes: Vegan Jackfruit Carnitas Tacos


Try making our signature vegan Jackfruit tacos at home with this recipe from The Pub's Executive Chef Adam Levoe

 
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If there is something we love just as much as craft beer, it's good food. What better way to celebrate both worlds than with a recipe that combines them both together? Here at The Pub at Golden Road,Chef Adam whips up these vegan-friendly jackfruit tacos made with our Golden Road Hefeweizen to mimic carnitas. The result is shockingly convincing and will be a hit even among your not-so vegan friends. 

A little from Chef Adam...

Jackfruit can make a great meat substitute as it has a very similar texture as proteins like pulled pork or shredded chicken.  When using unsweetened jackfruit you must remember to overcome the natural bitterness of the fruit.

 In this recipe we use maple syrup and the lightly sweet and citrus-forward Hefeweizen to contradict the bitterness.  In the end we get a super flavorful "meat" perfect for tacos and sandwiches. 

Ingredients

2 cans of Jackfruit (in brine or water -- not syrup) 
1 yellow onion (diced) 
1 tablespoon minced garlic 
1 teaspoon ground cumin 
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander 
1 teaspoon dark chili powder 
a pinch of cayenne pepper 
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
Lime Juice (4 limes) 
2 tablespoons maple syrup 
12 ounces of Golden Road Hefeweizen 
Vegetable or Olive Oil 

Tip: Since the recipe only calls for 12 ounces of beer, treat yourself to a four-ounce taster to enjoy while you cook! 

Directions: Remove jackfruit from can and drain liquids. Shred with a fork and remove any seeds. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a sauce pan over medium heat until hot but not quite smoking. Add diced onions and stir frequently until opaque. Add jackfruit, maple syrup, lime juice, and spices and turn heat to low. Add beer to sauce pan and simmer until 75% of liquid is absorbed. Season with salt and pepper to taste. 

Add to tacos, sandwiches, salads, and more!

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