A twist on the taco for your Cinco de Mayo dinner

Published: May. 3, 2019 at 9:42 AM CDT
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KY3's Paul Adler visits with Pamela Hernandez of Thrive Personal Fitness to get a tasty twist on the traditional taco.

The 3 Step Superb Vegan Taco That Will Please Everyone!
Want to make the plant-based eater feel welcome at your Cinco de Mayo party? Serve them a delicious jackfruit taco! Jackfruit is a tropical plant that makes a superb meat substitute. Don't buy a fresh one though! They are full of sap and are massive in size, making them difficult to work with for the home cook. Instead, pick up the canned variety at Hy-Vee or one of the many Asian markets in the area. Drain the canned jackfruit and shred it in a bowl with your hands. You'll notice it starts to look a little like shredded beef or chicken. Then add the jackfruit to a skillet or saucepan with one cup of vegetable broth and 1 packet of your favorite taco seasoning. Bring the mixture to a rapid simmer for one minute then reduce the heat to a low simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the liquid is mostly gone. Now allow your guests to put the jackfruit on their favorite tortilla with their selection of toppings. Avocado and shredded red cabbage are excellent grocery store picks, but I also suggest impressing your guests with fresh greens, onions and cilantro from Farmers Market of the Ozarks. If you attend their Quatro de Mayo event on May 4, you can even make your own salsa with farm fresh ingredients! $15 gets you a fun tote, market money for your ingredients and salsa processing courtesy of Everything Kitchens. Let's get the party started!

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