I grew up eating renditions of this Picadillo recipe. Every couple of years, as I got older, the recipe’s identity evolved from crazy plain to what you see now. I guess you could say I went from super picky, pain in the ass eater to normal human and this recipe was along for the ride during that entire journey.
When I was a teeny kid, my mother would make picadillo and it’d simply be fried diced potato with ground beef over rice. (I hated raisins, boiled eggs and olives…and tomatoes.)
Before we dive into these Jackfruit Tinga Tacos, I would like to tell you something.
It’s taken me YEARS to finally get up the courage to try jackfruit. I have no idea why because it’s the least offensive out of all the vegan meat substitutes. I’ll even go far as to say that it actually tastes good!
Here’s Some Jackfruit Info:
Jackfruit comes from jack trees—they’re related to the fig and mulberry trees—which are commonly found in southeast Asia. And while it’s related to figs and mulberries, jack fruit’s texture is similar to artichoke hearts. The best part about jackfruit is that it’s easily attainable (I bought it in the can) and shreds kinda similarly to meat (think carnitas or chicken!). It’s wild. It sort of blew my mind.
It’s also wildly affordable. One can was about two dollars and fed four people with leftovers!
The temperatures have officially risen in El Ley and I now find myself wearing my favorite thing: shorts, denim skirts and sneakers. It’s no longer boot season and I love it! When Love and Lemons Everyday, showed up on my doorstep, it was like opening a box of sunshine. All the recipes feel so fresh and delicious and healthy.
Whenever I’m figuring out what I should make for dinner, Jeanine’s blog is always a go-to for me. I find so much delicious vegetarian inspiration from her. Everything looks so clean and tasty! It makes me wanna put on a workout outfit and cook some dinner that’ll make me feel good about myself lol. Continue Reading