I had a few cans of jackfruit in my pantry and wanted to make something new with them. I make curries and tacos usually, but these jackfruit mushroom gyros are a definite new favourite. Seriously tasty but super simple to whip up – what more could you want!
- Brown onion
- 4 cloves garlic
- Olive oil
- 2 cans jackfruit in water
- 300g mushrooms
- 2tsp paprika
- 1tsp oregano
- 1tsp cumin
- 1/2tsp cinnamon
- Chilli flakes (to taste)
- 2tbs tomato paste
- 4tbs soy sauce
- 2tbs maple syrup
- 2tsp apple cider vinegar
- 1/2tsp liquid smoke (optional, but delicious)
- Pitas, lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes and tzatziki (vegan friendly version if needed) to serve
- Preheat oven to 200C
- Dice the onion and mince the garlic
- Heat some oil in a large frypan then cook the onion until translucent, then add the garlic and cook for a further two minutes
- Meanwhile, drain and rinse the jackfruit, remove any hard cores and roughly chop. Roughly chop the mushrooms
- Add the spices to the onion mix and stir to coat the onions
- Add the remaining ingredients along with the jackfruit and mushrooms and stir well to combine, breaking up the jackfruit further as it cooks. Simmer for 10-15 minutes.
- Spread onto a lined baking tray and roast for 20-25 minutes, until starting to carmelise and the sauce has reduced
- Serve in pita bread with sliced tomato, cucumber and lettuce and a drizzle of tzatziki
These jackfruit mushroom gyros are excellent if you need to feed a crowd. The mixture is even better if you do it all the way to step 6 the day before then let the flavour develop then just pop it in the oven before you need to serve. People can then make their own gyros to taste – perfect! Hopefully you’ll be better at folding them than I am – I definitely always overfill them!
I know it looks like a lot of ingredients to make these jackfruit mushroom gyros, but thankfully they are mostly pantry staples. Plus, it’s definitely worth it – they’re seriously tasty and I promise they’re super easy too!
If you need a vegan friendly version of the tzatziki then coconut yoghurt is your friend as the base. The zingy flavour is excellent to help balance the richness of the filling, and when combined with fresh veggies is hard to beat. I’d be surprised if the meat-eaters in your life don’t love these as much as the vegetarians!