Jackfruit Pulled Pork Tacos Recipe – Vegetarian & Delicious!
These Jackfruit Pulled Pork Tacos are just GOOD. Like really good. Like you’d never even know that they’re actually vegetarian good. Full of tangy bbq sauce flavors, there’s so much to love about these tacos!
If you’re looking for a great vegetarian dinner recipe or want to eat less meat, then this jackfruit tacos recipe is definitely the way to go. Especially when it tastes just like real pulled pork – it’s like eating pulled pork sandwiches in vegetarian taco form!
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How to Make Jackfruit Pulled Pork Tacos (VIDEO)
How is Jackfruit Used for Meat?
Shredded it or chop it, then cook it in your favorite seasoning and sauce to make vegan meat with jackfruit!
What Does BBQ Pulled Jackfruit Taste Like?
It’s tangy, savory, smoky, and has just a touch of sweetness. With the right seasoning and sauce, jackfruit can taste just like real bbq pulled pork!
Here’s what you’ll need for making Jackfruit Pulled Pork Tacos:
Jackfruit – I love using Trader Joe’s Young Green Jackfruit for the best savory bbq jackfruit recipes! However, any canned jackfruit in brine is great.
Seasoning – Stir together a mix of chili powder, smoked paprika, coriander (or cumin, if you don’t have coriander on hand), salt, pepper, and a tiny bit of cayenne (optional) to make the best, most flavorful tacos.
Barbecue Sauce – The sauce in this recipe is a mix of barbecue sauce, tomato sauce, and a small amount of apple cider vinegar.
Onion/Garlic – Fresh onion and garlic work taste best in this recipe, but onion powder and garlic powder are also great options.
Corn Tortillas – I used corn tortillas as a delicious gluten-free option, but any type of tortillas will taste amazing. Whole wheat flour tortillas, low-carb tortillas, or a mix of corn/flour are all great options!
Cilantro – Fresh cilantro takes these jackfruit tacos to another level. Don’t have cilantro on hand? You can always use lettuce, spinach, or even chopped kale.
Red Onion – Freshly sliced or chopped red onion adds a sweet, crunchy element that’s SO tasty!
Cotija Cheese – Add a little bit of cotija cheese (or feta cheese) to really take these tacos up a notch. Shredded cheddar cheese is yummy, too!
Avocado – There’s nothing like creamy avocado slices on tacos! Optional, but so so good.
You can also serve these tacos with sweet potatoes, red cabbage, roasted carrots, your favorite slaw, chips and salsa, tropical fruit, or anything else you’d like. You can also add a squeeze of lime juice and a drizzle of adobo sauce!
How to Make Jackfruit Pulled Pork
The first step for making jackfruit tacos is to make the jackfruit “pulled pork”! Here’s how to make the recipe in no time at all:
- Drain the jackfruit and shred it using two forks in a large mixing bowl.
- Mix the seasoning together in a separate bowl.
- Cook the onion and garlic in a pan or large skillet on the stove over medium heat.
- Add in the jackfruit and seasoning.
- Mix the sauce together and pour over the jackfruit, cooking and stirring for a few minutes until it thickens and slightly reduces!
This bbq jackfruit pulled pork has a tender texture that’s so delicious!
TIP: You can also add a sprinkle of brown sugar to the sauce to add a touch of sweetness (if you prefer a sweeter barbecue sauce)!
How to Make Vegetarian Jackfruit Tacos
The next step is to put the jackfruit tacos together! Here’s how to layer them:
- Heat up the tortillas.
- Top with cilantro, jackfruit “pulled pork”, and chopped red onions.
- Add sliced avocado (optional) and cotija cheese.
That’s it! Next-level Jackfruit Pulled Pork Tacos that are SO delicious!
Easily Make Them Vegan
Want to make these Jackfruit Pulled Pork Tacos vegan? Simply swap out the cotija cheese for a vegan cheese alternative or vegan sour cream instead! Serve with a vegan coleslaw for the ultimate Jackfruit Tacos!
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While these tacos are definitely best served fresh, there’s always a way to store leftovers. And if you are storing leftovers, it’s best to only store the taco components (like the tortillas and toppings) separately until you’re ready to enjoy. Here’s how:
Refrigerate – place the jackfruit pulled pork in an airtight container and store it in the fridge for 2-3 days!
Freeze – store the jackfruit pulled pork in an airtight container in the refrigerator for about an hour. Then move to the freezer and keep for up to 3 months!
To reheat, simply place it in the microwave for a few minutes and add to your tortillas with all of your favorite toppings!
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Jackfruit Pulled Pork Tacos
Jackfruit "Pulled Pork"
- 2 14 ounce can jackfruit (drained)
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon coriander
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne (optional)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 Tablespoon avocado oil
- 1/2 medium onion, chopped
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
- 1/4 cup tomato sauce
- 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 8 medium corn tortillas
- 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves
- 1/2 medium red onion, thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup cotija cheese (or crumbled feta)
- 1 medium avocado, sliced (optional)
- Drain and shred the jackfruit in a large bowl, using two forks to separate the pieces.
- In a separate bowl, mix the chili powder, smoked paprika, coriander, cayenne (optional), salt, and pepper.
- Heat up the avocado oil in a large sauté pan or skillet over medium-high heat.
- Add the chopped onion and garlic, cooking for 2-3 minutes.
- Mix in the shredded jackfruit and mixed spices.
- Cook for about 4-5 minutes, mixing often.
- In a separate bowl, mix the barbecue sauce, tomato sauce, and apple cider vinegar together.
- Pour the sauce into the pan and mix with the jackfruit, coating evenly.
- Cook for about 4-5 minutes, or until the sauce begins to slightly reduce and thicken.
- On a separate burner, heat up the tortillas.
- Fill each tortilla with the cooked "pulled pork" jackfruit and top with fresh cilantro, sliced red onions, cotija cheese, and avocado slices.
- Serve and enjoy!