Spicy Jackfruit Burrito

Spicy Jackfruit Burrito

A good burrito is made with nice flour tortillas and a tasty filling. It’s a great meal to have on the go, take to the office, or school as a packed lunch –  a much tastier option than a sandwich! Often burrito recipes focus on meat eaters and don’t satisfy vegetarians. In this Spicy Jackfruit Burrito recipe, we offer everything a meat burrito has and make it look and taste just as good.

If you’ve never tried jackfruit this is your chance to! It’s very easy to prepare, and when combined with a sauce and cooked in the oven, it resembles the texture of shredded meat. Another plus about using jackfruit as your main protein is that it requires less cooking time than if you were cooking a piece of meat, making it perfect for everyday meals.

For this spicy burrito recipe we cover the jackfruit with Gran Luchito Chipotle Paste and honey amongst other ingredients to create the perfect marinade for our plant-based filling. Once it comes out of the oven steaming hot, it is then shredded and ends up resembling pulled pork! It will taste just as good as any meat option you’ve tried!

This is a fiery recipe but you can adjust the heat by adding half the amount of Chipotle Paste, and prepare it according to your preference.

We recommend sharing a platter of our delicious Vegan Nachos – yum!

There are no rules in terms of what you can put into a burrito, so just like tacos, they are the perfect vessel to wrap up any leftovers. What’s not to love about a warm and soft Gran Luchito Burrito Wrap holding a flavourful and substantial filling?!

Our favourite burrito recipes has lots of burrito inspiration.

If you enjoy this recipe, we have lots more Vegetarian Mexican Recipes including our popular Mexican Molletes to try.

  • Prep time

    10 mins

  • Cook time

    45 mins

  • Total time

    55 mins

  • Ideal for

  • Make it

  • Serves


Nutrition: Per serving

kcal 131 fat 5.7g saturates 2.2g carbs 17.8g sugars 11g fibre 0.4g protein 1.9g salt 0.43g

How to make it

  1. Preheat oven 200C / 395F
  2. Start by making the adobo to coat your jackfruit. In a food processor add the garlic, Chipotle Paste, honey, black peppercorns, cumin, olive oil, coriander, orange juice, vinegar and a pinch of salt, blitz all the ingredients together until you get a smooth mixture, set aside.
  3. Drain your jackfruit chunks and pat dry with paper towels, then place it on a baking dish with the sliced onion on top. Pour the chipotle adobo over the jackfruit and cover your baking dish with tin foil tightly, bake in the oven for 30 minutes.
  4. In the meantime, prepare your quick pico de gallo, in a bowl add the tomato cherries cut into quarters, the onion (diced), lime juice, olive oil and freshly chopped coriander. Season with a pinch of salt, freshly ground pepper and mix with a spoon, set aside.
  5. After 30 min take your baking dish out of the oven, remove the tin foil and shred the jackfruit with the help of two forks. Integrate the onion and juices together, place it back in the oven for another 10 minutes uncovered so they crisp up a bit.
  6. Warm up your Cantina Beans and reserve.
  7. Warm up one of the Burrito Wraps into a hot pan, once warm lay your tortilla over a chopping board, then add a spoonful of Cantina Beans, one of pulled Jackfruit, add a dollop of creme fraiche, fresh coriander and your pico de gallo.
  8. Fold the sides of the burrito in (so the filling won’t come out), then roll it up tightly and cut with a sharp knife in half, serve warm.

What To Serve With Spicy Jackfruit Burrito

Serve this spicy jackfruit burrito with a side of:

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Finally a really delicious and spicy vegan recipe!. So glad I tried and will definitely be making it again!

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