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Spicy Jackfruit Flautas

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 10 Flautas
Author Jenny


  • 2 cans young jackfruit in water if in brine or sauce, wash well
  • 10 corn tortillas
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 jalapeno or poblano peppers sliced thin
  • 1 bunch cilantro chopped

Spice Mix

  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


For the Jackfruit Filling

  1. Drain jackfruit and squeeze out as much water as possible. Remove seeds carefully and shred with your hands or a fork (this should give you 2 - 3 cups)

  2. Heat olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat.
  3. Cook jackfruit until it starts to brown, moving occasionally, then add spice mix along with a dash of water.

  4. Stir in the mixture, adding up to half a cop of water gradually until the jackfruit has absorbed the water and is coated in spices. Cook for 10 minutes.

For the Flautas

  1. Preheat oven to 420 degrees. Microwave tortillas for 40 seconds (all you are doing is getting the tortillas soft so you can fold them)

  2. Lightly oil both sides of a tortilla then place a spoonful of the jackfruit in the center with sliced chillies and cilantro. Season with salt and pepper. Repeat for other tortillas.

  3. Fold the tortillas to close tightly then place, seam down, on a lightly oiled baking or cookie tray.

  4. Place in the oven and cook for 20 minutes, or until crispy.

  5. Garnish as desired and serve with a cool sauce