Delicious Gluten-free Vegan BBQ Jackfruit Tacos! My easy BBQ sauce recipe is made from scratch and totally customize-able to what you like: sweet, spicy, smoky, tangy – it’s up to you! Eating vegan can be delicious too.

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This video is a part of a 2-video series. Check out “How to make Plantain Tortillas” for the first part or use pre-made tortillas.

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5 from 4 votes

BBQ Jackfruit Tacos

My easy BBQ sauce recipe is made from scratch and totally customize-able to what you like: sweet, spicy, smoky, tangy – it's up to you!
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican, Southwestern
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: BBQ, gluten-free, jackfruit, tacos, vegan
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 133kcal


  • 15 oz Jackfruit, canned, shredded
  • 2 T Avocado oil
  • .5 C Onion, minced
  • 4-5 each Garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 T Apple cider vinegar Sub lemon or lime if desired
  • 10-15 oz Tomato Sauce, canned
  • 1/4 C Coconut sugar Sub Maple syrup, honey, or brown sugar if desired OR omit
  • To Taste Salt and pepper
  • 1-2 tsp Cumin, ground Optional
  • 1-2 tsp Paprika, ground Optional
  • 2 tsp. Coco Aminos Sub tamari or omit
  • 1-2 tsp Chipotle hot sauce Optional. Sub 1/4 tsp Cayenne if desired.
  • 1/4 tsp Liquid Smoke Optional
  • Garnish Radish, Jalapenos, red onion, cilantro, vegan sour cream or cheese Optional, use what you like!


  • Start by chopping up the onions, garlic & garnishes. Shred the jackfruit, set aside.
  • In a saute pan on medium heat, heat the oil.
  • Saute the onion until translucent, season with salt & pepper.
  • Add the garlic & cook 2-3 minutes more. Add the spices at this time as well. Be careful not to burn.
  • Deglaze the pan with the vinegar.
  • Add in the tomato sauce, stir well.
  • Add in the coconut sugar, coco aminos, chipotle & liquid smoke (if using these).
  • Lightly simmer for 8-10 minutes. Stirring occasionally. Add a touch of water if the sauce gets too dry.
  • Add in the Jackfruit to the sauce, mix well and cook for a few minutes until it gets hot. In the meantime, heat up the tortillas.
  • Plate it up! Place some of the BBQ Jackfruit in the center of each tortilla, then top with the garnishes and serve hot!
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The BBQ Jackfruit will last in the fridge for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to 1 month. 
Let us know how your vegan tacos turned out!


Calories: 133kcal