Jackfruit & Avocado Burrito (Vegan)

Sick of seeing burritos loaded with meat? Secretly desperately want one? Yeah us to! Let’s be honest a vegan burrito isn’t the hardest thing to find, skip the meat, skip the cheese, skip the sour cream and add some extra veg. But that’s not what we want, really is it now? Try this one on for size, jackfruit cooked down with burnt onions, peppers and beans, a tangy slightly bitter green pepper salsa, rich creamy avocado and fluffy rice. Its meaty, its mighty and its delicious.

  • 1 medium white onion
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 150g brown mushrooms
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 300g young jackfruit (in brine)
  • 400g cooked white rice
  • 100g mixed baby tomatoes
  • 300g cooked beans (borlotti or black eye)
  • Tortilla wraps
  • Fresh Coriander

Guess what, fire up that cast iron again. Broken record I know but trust me once you understand cooking with cast iron you won’t look back. Chop your onion, peppers and mushrooms into rough chunks, oil season and throw them cast iron, a medium heat till they begin to get a decent char, turning occasionally then set aside.

Wipe the pan out and throw the onions, red pepper, jackfruit and mushrooms in. Fry for a couple minutes before adding spices, these are down to you really but we like to use cumin, smoked paprika, chipotle and a little vegan worchestershire sauce. Add your beans and a little vegetable stock. Turn it down low and cook till the jackfruit pulls apart, if it ever looks like it’s getting dry just add a little more stock, and don’t forget to season.

For the ‘rustic’ (lazy) salsa dice the green pepper we charred earlier, roughly chop the tomatoes and coriander, slice little chilli if you like, mix with a little lime juice or cider vinegar, season and you are ready to go.

Assembly, if you want to just smash everything together go for it but if you take a little time, put in a little effort the result is fantastic. Carefully lay each filling in your tortilla, rice, salsa, jackfruit beans and sliced avocado straight across, this means that when you wrap it, every bite will be distinct, have something a little different to the one before, and yes it looks pretty, you got us. This is enough for 3-4 burritos or you know one proper one.