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BBQ Jackfruit Tacos recipe is my favorite way to cook jackfruit, and it will fool any meat lover!

How to Cook Jackfruit Tacos

Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Jackfruit, Jackfruit Recipes, Jackfruit Tacos, What is Jackfruit
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 tacos
Calories 228kcal
Author Izzy


BBQ Jackfruit:

  • 2 cans cans jackfruit (20 oz each can)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons BBQ sauce (divided)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ground black pepper (to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon honey

For the tacos:

  • 8 corn or flour tortillas
  • 1 avocado sliced
  • shredded red cabbage
  • cilantro
  • lime wedges


  • Drain the brine and rinse the wedges thoroughly.
  • Pinch off the hard cores at the tip of each wedge. And then pull apart the rest of the wedge using your hand. (You can discard the cores or cut them into small pieces. Both the cores and seeds are edible).
  • Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Once hot, add minced garlic and sliced onions. Sauté for about 5 minutes or until the onions start to soften.
  • Add shredded jackfruit, cumin, paprika, salt, pepper, 2 tablespoons BBQ sauce, honey, and water.
  • Stir fry to coat and reduce heat to low-medium. Cover and cook for about 20 minutes.
  • Remove the lid, add the rest of the BBQ sauce, and stir fry for about 1-2 minutes until the sauce has thickened. (Taste test the sauce, add more BBQ sauce and honey if needed)
  • Serve them over tortillas together with avocado, shredded red cabbage and cilantro for a complete meal!


  • The cooked BBQ jackfruit can last up to 3 days in the fridge. You can eat it cold or reheat in the microwave.


Calories: 228kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 467mg | Potassium: 265mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 160IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 2mg