Taco Tuesday should really be Tacos Errday. I seriously eat some version of tacos between two and five times a week. I’ve pretty much adopted the motto “when in doubt, put in in a taco”. These BBQ Jackfruit Tacos are topped with a quick, easy slaw and a smooth, Avocado Cashew Sour Cream and are AMAZING!
The best thing about tacos is the variety of flavors you can smash into a bite. You need something soft, something crunchy, a little spice and a little something creamy to get that one perfect mouthful. Since becoming more plant-based, tacos have come in a so many forms – tofu, potatoes, squash, etc. One of my favorite fillings is jackfruit. It’s the perfect texture, naturally sweet, and absorbs most flavors so you can go in any direction.
This time around, I wanted some kick (or as much kick as I can handle….which is probably everyone else’s mild). A Chipotle Beer BBQ Sauce brings just enough heat to wake up your senses and leave you wanting another bite. Between the liquid smoke and your favorite lager, you’ll develop a depth of flavor that you can’t get in the store-bought kind. It comes together in about 30 minutes and can be stored in the fridge for a while afterwards. I’ve slapped it on tofu, potatoes and of course, more jackfruit, many times since making this recipe.
Even spicy element needs something cool and refreshing to help balance out the bite. That’s where the quick slaw and Avocado Cashew Sour Cream come in handy. I typically don’t like slaw, but if it’s homemade and super fresh, sign me up. Soggy Slaw is the worst! So don’t let this sit in your fridge for a week before you make the tacos. Prep it fresh so it still has that crunch to it.
I did add kale to this one. Why? Because kale is the best vegetable and I’ll add it to everything I possible can. And it makes me believe I’m being healthy even when there’s mayo, beer and 12 tacos involved.
Tacos are not complete without something saucy. If guacamole and sour cream got together and had a baby, you’d get this Avocado Cashew Sour Cream. It’s creamy from the avocado and cashews and has a great combination of tanginess and seasoning from the simple spices. Spoon it on everything. Just do it.
So if it’s Taco Tuesday, go make these BBQ Jackfruit Tacos. If it’s not Taco Tuesday, make them anyways. Everyone needs for tacos in their lives.
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