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Vegan BBQ Jackfruit Tacos

BBQ Jackfruit Tacos are a delightful plant-based twist on traditional pulled meat tacos. When shredded and sautéed just right, jackfruit is an excellent meat alternative. This recipe is gluten-free and vegan.
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Course: Appetizer, Dinner, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free, Healthy Options, Vegan
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 119kcal


  • 2 20-ounce cans young green jackfruit
  • 1/2 Red Onion
  • 3 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 1/2 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1/4 tsp Red Crushed Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Fresh Ground Pepper
  • 1 cup Homemade Barbecue Sauce or your favorite barbecue sauce
  • 1/3 cup Vegetable Broth
  • 1-2 tbsp Cooking Oil

Optional Ingredients for Assembling Tacos


  • First, prepare the jackfruit by pouring it into a strainer and thoroughly rinsing to remove any debris, salt, or liquid remains
  • Transfer the jackfruit into a large bowl. Then, using a knife or your hands, pull apart (or slice) the jackfruit into thin pieces. (Do not discard the core or seeds)
  • Season the jackfruit with the seasonings listed above and add the barbecue sauce. Mix well to ensure all the jackfruit is evenly coated. 
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, add 1-2 tablespoons of oil of choice. Then, add the chopped garlic and onion and sauté for 2-3 minutes, until golden. 
  • Add the seasoned jackfruit to the pan and then pour in the vegetable broth. Mix the ingredients and then cover the pan for 5 minutes on medium-low heat. 
  • After the vegetable broth has been absorbed by the jackfruit, turn up the heat to medium-high and sauté the jackfruit for 3-5 minutes, until slightly browned on the outside.
  • Place generous portions of the pulled bbq jackfruit onto your prepared tortilla. Add toppings of your choice and Enjoy! 


*For this recipe you can use my 15-minute Homemade Barbecue Sauce or your favorite bbq sauce. When making the video I used Flex Eats Vegan BBQ Sauce. 
*Nutrition Facts are estimated and vary based on ingredients used. The nutrition facts listed here are for the bbq jackfruit only. 


Calories: 119kcal | Carbohydrates: 22.2g | Protein: 1.2g | Fat: 2.6g | Saturated Fat: 0.4g | Sodium: 630mg | Potassium: 129mg | Fiber: 5.4g | Sugar: 11.4g | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 3mg