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Jackfruit Nachos

Nachos, yum! This recipe relies on jackfruit to make it low protein. Jackfruit is versatile, works well with the bold flavors of this recipe, and is available in cans.

Loprofin Lasagna Chips Ingredients:

  • 1 box Loprofin Lasagna, halved or quartered lasagna pieces
  • 1 Tbsp canola oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Smoked paprika, to taste

Jackfruit Nacho ("Meat") Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp canola oil
  • 1 onion (160 g), diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 medium (120 g) red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 can (565 g) jackfruit in brine, drained
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp tomato puree
  • 1 Tbsp soft dark brown sugar
  • 1 can (411 g) diced tomatoes

Chef's tip about jackfruit:

Canned jackfruit resembles pulled pork when slowly cooked, and it is delicious and filling. It is available in many Asian food markets. For this recipe, only buy jackfruit soaked in brine (and not the sweetened version).   

Method:

  1. To make the nacho chips, place the halved or quartered Loprofin Lasagna sheets (which you can break apart with your hands) in a single layer in a shallow dish. Pour boiling water over them and leave to soften.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  3. Remove the lasagna from the water, letting the excess water drip off, and layer on 2 baking trays in a single layer. Lightly sprinkle with 1 Tbsp canola oil and seasoning (salt, pepper, and paprika). Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes.
  4. While the chips are baking, prepare the filling by heating 1 Tbsp canola oil over medium heat. Cook the onion, pepper, and garlic for 5 minutes.
  5. Add the jackfruit and cook for another 10 minutes.
  6. Add the chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt, and pepper and cook for another 2 minutes.
  7. Add the tomato puree, sugar, and canned tomatoes. Reduce heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  8. When the chips are cooked, remove from the trays and assemble in a shallow dish, leaving a “well” in the center. Fill the well with the jackfruit and tomato mixture. Optional serving idea: garnish with shredded lettuce and a squeeze of lime.

Note: Leftover jackfruit filling can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 6 months.

Serves: 3

Nutricia’s Loprofin Lasagna is a medical food for the dietary management of inherited metabolic disorders and other medical conditions where a low protein diet is indicated. Must be used under medical supervision.

Nutritional Information Per Recipe Per Serving
Calories 1538 513
Protein 11.1 g 3.7 g
Phenylalanine 356 mg 119 mg
Leucine 528 mg 176 mg
Tyrosine 314 mg 105 mg

Nutritional information may vary based on ingredients used and quantity of ingredients used.