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BBQ Jackfruit Tacos

Homemade BBQ sauce + chewy/meaty jackfruit = match made in heaven.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 2 people


  • 1-2 Can(s) Jackfruit 1 can serves ~2 people (4-5 tacos)

BBQ Sauce

  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp coconut aminos
  • 2 Tbsp Good Food For Good Ketchup Sub tomato paste if you don't have this ketchup/don't want to purchase for the recipe.
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 Tbsp garlic minced
  • 1 Tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 Tbsp cumin
  • 1 Tbsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp chili garlic sauce
  • 1/2 tsp chipotle
  • 1/2 tsp cracked pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 lime juiced

Toppings & Tortilla

  • Red Cabbage
  • Avocado or guac
  • Cilantro
  • Lime Wedge(s)
  • Tortilla I really like Unbun & The Real Coconut tortillas
  • Salsa/Hot Sauce/Ketchup etc

Spiced Wedges (optional & not included in timing calculation)

  • Yukon Gold Potatoes I eyeball based on how many people I want to serve or if I want leftovers.
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 1/2 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic
  • Pepper to taste
  • Salt to taste


  • If you are making the wedges turn on the oven to 425°F and prepare potatoes first to maximize your time: wash, chop into 1 inch wedges, line pan with a silpat mat or parchemnt, place wedges on pan, drizzle with avocado oil and spices, use hands to evenly coat, put in oven. I set a timer for 20 miuntes and then flip them. Usually they take another 20 minutes, but it depends on how thick or thin you chop them so I recommend checking on them ofter past the 20 minute mark. *I always eyeball my spices so feel free to add more or less to taste.
  • Add diced onion to a pan with a little bit of avocado oil and sauté on medium/high heat for a few minutes until translucent. 
  • Add the rest of the BBQ sauce ingredients and the jackfruit.
  • Lower heat to med/low and let the flavours simmer for 15+ minutes, mix every few minutes.
  • While the jackfruit is simmering you can prepare your toppings.
  • To serve add jackfruit mixture directly to your taco shells and add toppings. Add the wedges and any dips/sauces you want and enjoy!


  • The same measurements in the BBQ sauce recipe can be used for one or two cans of jackfruit. If you use one can it will be a bit more "saucey" and if you use two cans you might need to add a TBSP of water the thin it out a bit more.
  • It's very flavourful sauce, so feel free to cut the spice measurements in half if you are sensitive to spice. 
  • I didn't include the wedges in the time to make this recipe as they are a completely optional addition so be sure to account for that if you are tight on time and want to add the wedges.
  • Sometimes I swap the oregano in the fries for 1/2 tsp each of smoked paprika and coriander.