Adding vegetables to your meals is a necessarily way to incorporate a healthier lifestyle. And these BBQ jackfruit is a great way to start. You won’t even realize that it’s meatless because it tasted just like pulled pork. And on top of tacos? I am speechless.
My love for Taco Night never ends. And when I was given 2 cans of jackfruit from a co-worker (Hi Phyllis), I know right away I can make jackfruit tacos out of these.
Spiced jackfruit tossed with my favorite bbq sauce is a delicious vegetarian way to change up a taco night. Jackfruit replicates pulled pork well when cooked. Because it’s mild and neutrals in flavors, it can easily be combined with other flavors, in this case BBQ sauce.
There are many ways to enjoy tacos, I hope you’ll add these jackfruit tacos to the list. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed. You’ll love these tacos because it’s healthy, it’s incredibly easy to make. It’s simple and humble that you don’t even need too many toppings.
Meatless dinner shouldn’t be boring, don’t you agreed?
This is how you attack a Taco Tuesday or any Taco Night, meatless way!
BBQ Jackfruit Tacos
- 2 cans jackfruit in brine I used Trader Joe's
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cumin
- 2 tablespoons minced shallot
- 1/2 cup bbq sauce plus more for toppings
- 1/2 cup water (or more as needed)
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- 6 flour tortillas
- kim chi
- home made salsa
Rinse and drain well the jackfruit. Trim off the center core and discard. Place in a bowl.
Spinkles onion powder, chili powder, black pepper, salt, cumin and toss to coat. Set aside.
In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil and add in shallot. Fry shallots until fragrant, about a minute. Add in jackfruit, toss to coat and cook for 2 minutes until browned.
Add in BBQ sauce, water and turn heat down to medium low. Close lid and cook for 30 minutes until bbq sauce are well absorbed. Add more water as needed. Occasionally remove lid and stir.
Remove skillet from heat and shred the jackfruit using two forks.
Serve over flour tortillas with salsa, kimchi, avocado or whatever your heart desires. Yum!!
Depending on the brand of bbq sauce, you might need to add more than 1/2 cup of water. Adjust according to your taste preference. I used Hunt's original bbq sauce and ended up adding about 1 cup of water.