Vegan Recipes


Best Vegan Birria Tacos

Indulge in the rich and savory flavors of these Best Vegan Birria Tacos, a plant-based take on the beloved Mexican dish. Traditionally made with meat, this vegan version features jackfruit as a delicious and satisfying meat substitute, soaked in a flavorful and aromatic birria broth. With warm, soft tortillas, melty vegan cheese, and a side of consomé for dipping, these tacos offer a taste experience that’s both comforting and authentic. Let’s dive into creating this delectable vegan twist on a classic dish.

Full Recipe:


For the Jackfruit Filling:
  • 2 cans young green jackfruit in water or brine, drained and rinsed
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 dried guajillo chilies, seeds removed and soaked in hot water
  • 2 dried ancho chilies, seeds removed and soaked in hot water
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • Salt and pepper to taste
For the Consomé:
  • Reserved birria broth from cooking jackfruit
  • Chopped fresh cilantro and onion for garnish
For Assembling Tacos:
  • Corn tortillas
  • Vegan cheese of choice (cheddar or Oaxaca style)
  • Chopped fresh cilantro and onion for topping


  1. Prepare Jackfruit:
    • Rinse and drain the jackfruit. Shred it with your hands or a fork to achieve a pulled meat texture.
  2. Make Birria Broth:
    • In a blender, combine soaked guajillo and ancho chilies (discard the soaking water), minced garlic, tomato paste, oregano, cumin, smoked paprika, and ground cloves. Blend until smooth. In a large pot, sauté chopped onion until translucent. Add the shredded jackfruit and pour the blended chili mixture over it. Stir to coat.
  3. Cook Jackfruit:
    • Pour in the vegetable broth, season with salt and pepper, and simmer for 30-40 minutes until the jackfruit is tender and has absorbed the flavors. Reserve some broth for the consomé.
  4. Blend Consomé:
    • Blend the reserved birria broth until smooth. Strain to remove any solids and set aside.
  5. Assemble Tacos:
    • Heat corn tortillas. Fill each tortilla with the birria jackfruit, vegan cheese, and fresh cilantro and onion.
  6. Serve with Consomé:
    • Serve the Vegan Birria Tacos with a side of the consomé for dipping. Garnish with additional cilantro and onion.
Nutrition Facts (Per Serving – Makes about 8 tacos):
  • Calories: 280
  • Fat: 10g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Total Carbohydrates: 42g
  • Dietary Fiber: 7g
  • Sugars: 4g
  • Net Carbs: 35g

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