Chilorio is traditionally made with pork, but for a vegan version jackfruit replaces the meat.
Course Main Course
Prep Time 30minutes
Cook Time 3hours30minutes
Total Time 4hours
2 (20 oz) cansGreen Jackfruit in Brine, rinsed and drained
2-3Ancho Chiles, stemmed and seeded
1 ¼cupOrange juice
2tbsp.Apple cider vinegar
½mediumWhite Onion, roughly chopped
Salt and Pepper to taste
In a small saucepan, add the chiles and cover with the water. Bring to a boil and then turn off the heat. Cover and let the chiles rehydrate for 10-15 minutes. Reserve ½ cup of the chile cooking liquid.
To a blender, add the chiles, ½ cup chile cooking liquid, orange juice, vinegar, onion, garlic, parsley, oregano and cumin. Blend until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.
Add the drained jackfruit to a slow cooker. Pour the blended chile puree over the jackfruit. Stir, making sure all the jackfruit is coated in the sauce. Cook on low for 3 to 4 hours.
Using two forks, shred the jackfruit. Cook for another 30 minutes to 1 hour. Season with salt and pepper.
Serve with warm tortillas.
Traditionally, flour tortillas are served alongside Chilorio.