vegan burrito bowls with jackfruit carnitas
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Whip up a tasty Tex-Mex meal to rival any restaurant with these delicious Vegan Burrito Bowls, packed with tasty jackfruit carnitas, black beans, fajita vegetables, and quinoa.
Recipe type: Main Dishes
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 4
  • *for the jackfruit carnitas*
  • 1 can jackfruit in brine
  • 1 can red enchilada sauce
  • ¼ cup chopped white onion
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • *for the black beans*
  • 1 can black beans
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • *to serve*
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • ½ white onion, sliced thickly
  • 1 bell pepper, sliced into strips
  • 1-2 tsp olive oil
  • salt as needed
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • cilantro and fresh lime, to serve
  1. First, prepare the jackfruit carnitas. Drain the brine and rinse well.
  2. In a medium nonstick pot, heat up the olive oil and chopped onion over medium-high heat. Add in the rinsed jackfruit and saute, stirring often, for 5-7 minutes, until onions are softened and translucent.
  3. Add in the can of enchilada sauce, turn heat down to low, and cover the pot. Let jackfruit mixture simmer for 20-30 minutes, until sauce is thickened and jackfruit pieces are falling apart.
  4. To make the beans, pour 1 can of black beans (including the liquid) into a small nonstick pot. Add in all the spices, and turn heat to medium. Allow to simmer for 15-20 min, stirring occasionally, until beans become creamy and liquid has mostly evaporated.
  5. While the jackfruit and beans cook, prepare quinoa according to package directions.
  6. To make the fajita vegetables, heat a saute pan over medium-high with the olive oil. Add in the sliced onion and peppers, and season with some salt. Cook, stirring often, until vegetables are soft and golden brown.
  7. To serve, divide the quinoa among 4 bowls. Top with some beans, jackfruit carnitas, fajita vegetables, avocado, fresh cilantro, and a squeeze of lime. Enjoy immediately!
Recipe by The Baking Fairy at