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The Best Jackfruit Tacos

The Best Vegan Pork Jackfruit Tacos

These super flavorful jackfruit tacos are easy to make, ready in just 40 minutes, and they only require one pan! Crush Taco Tuesday with this delicious family-friendly vegan meal!
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 Tacos
Calories 105kcal


  • Large Pan



  • First, open the canned jackfruit and pour the jackfruit into a fine mesh strainer. Rinse and drain it very well. 
  • In a large pan over medium heat, saute the diced onions in vegetable broth for 5-8 minutes or until soft. Add the minced garlic, tomato paste, adobo sauce, Worcestershire sauce, smoked paprika, chili powder, cumin, black pepper, and sea salt. Stir and let the mixture cook for 1-2 minutes. 
  • Add the rinsed and drained jackfruit, lime juice, and water to the pan, stir to combine. Cover the pan and let it cook for 25-30 minutes or until the jackfruit is tender, stirring occasionally. While the jackfruit is cooking, prep the taco toppings. 
  • Use a wooden spoon or potato masher to lightly mash and break up the chunks of jackfruit. The jackfruit chunks should shred easily. Mix the jackfruit with the rest of the sauce. If there is any liquid left in the pan, let it cook a little bit longer with the lid off until the liquid has been absorbed. 
  • Build your tacos with lettuce, jackfruit, tomatoes, avocado, vegan sour cream, hot sauce,  and green onions! 


  • To give this jackfruit taco recipe a protein boost, add (1) 14oz can of rinsed and drained black beans. 
  • Make sure to rinse and drain the jackfruit very well. You want to get as much of the salty brine off the canned jackfruit as possible.
  • You don't need to cut up the jackfruit (or remove the core or seeds) prior to cooking it as long as you cook it long enough. If the jackfruit won't shred when you try to mash it then it hasn't been cooked long enough. The jackfruit should be soft, tender, and easy to shred. 
  • To give the jackfruit vegan pork a spicy kick, add 1-2 minced chipotle peppers or 1-2 tbsp of hot sauce to the filling. 
  • If you don't want to use the shredded jackfruit for tacos, you can add it to burritos, enchiladas, taco salad, chili, or taco soup. 
  • You can store the leftover vegan jackfruit pork in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days or you can freeze it for future meals. 


Serving: 1taco | Calories: 105kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 540mg | Potassium: 190mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 464IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 1mg