A Delicious and Fast Recipe for BBQ Pulled Jackfruit Tacos

BBQ Pulled Jackfruit Tacos

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What Is Jackfruit?

canned jackfruit

Introducing jackfruit tacos. They are a saucy, lick-your-fingers addition to your weeknight menu for non-vegans and vegans. It takes a lot less time to prepare them, as they will be ready in less than 30 minutes. If you have never heard of jackfruit, it’s a fruit that comes from India. Today, you can also see it growing in tropical areas like Brazil and Southeast Asia. You can buy it frozen in its sweet, ripe form, and use it to make smoothies and desserts. You can also buy it in cans when it’s still green and unripe.

How to Prepare the Jackfruit

cooking jackfruit in a pan

You need to make sure you buy canned, green, or unripe jackfruit for this recipe. After removing it from the can, give it a good rinse so you can get rid of the briny and salty flavor. Shred the jackfruit and start cooking. Use a fork or your fingers to shred the larger canned chunks, similar to how you do with chicken or pulled pork. If you have little bits of the core, don’t worry. You can leave the chunks as they are or chop them, they are edible. You won’t notice them once you cook the fruit.

BBQ Pulled Jackfruit Tacos

Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 10 minutes Servings: 4-6

Ingredients for the Jackfruit Tacos

  • 2 cans of jackfruit, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves of minced garlic
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, finely chopped and seeded, optional
  • 2 teaspoons of ground cumin
  • 3/4 homemade or store-brought barbecue sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika, regular or smoked
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon of finely grated orange zest

BBQ Pulled Jackfruit Tacos

Cooking Tips & Tricks

First, place the drained jackfruit in a bowl large enough to work in. Break it apart into pieces. To cook the onions, put them in a large saucepan over medium heat and heat the olive oil. Add the onion and cook it until translucent, for five minutes. Add the jalapeno and garlic, ad cook for an additional minute. Add the shredded jackfruit to the pan and stir it. Add the cumin, barbecue sauce, coriander, oregano, smoked paprika, and salt. Stir to evenly distribute the spices and cook for four to five minutes.

How to Assemble the Tacos

In a lightly oiled skillet, warm the tacos and add a spoonful of the cooked jackfruit to the center of each. Top with radishes, avocado, cilantro corn cabbage, and sour cream. Serve with wedges of lime, for squeezing.

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