Vegan Chili-Lime Jackfruit Tacos

These insanely delicious chili-lime jackfruit tacos are a hit! Wow, you would never believe these are vegan, their texture is similar to pulled pork! Get out the chips and salsa and let's make some tacos!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
8 tacos


  • 2 (20 ounce) cans young green jackfruit packed in water, drained

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ teaspoon paprika

  • ½ teaspoon onion powder

  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 large shallot, minced

  • ¾ cup water

  • ¼ cup orange juice

  • 1 medium lime, juiced

  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, minced

  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 2 bay leaves

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 8 (6 inch) corn tortillas, warmed


  1. Mix jackfruit with garlic, paprika, onion powder, black pepper, chili powder, cumin, and salt in a large bowl, using your hands to shred the jackfruit while mixing until it has a pulled pork consistency.

  2. Heat oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add shallot and saute until soft, 2 to 3 minutes. Add seasoned jackfruit and let cook together, 4 to 5 minutes; it's okay if the jackfruit starts sticking to the pan. Pour in water and stir, making sure you get any yummy pieces that may be sticking to the bottom of the pan.

  3. Add orange juice, lime juice, chipotle pepper, maple syrup, oregano, bay leaves, salt, and pepper; mix together well. Let simmer, stirring occasionally and breaking down the jackfruit more if necessary, for 25 minutes. Drain if there is an excess of liquid during the cooking process; you want all of the liquid cooked down. Taste and add more salt or pepper if needed.

  4. Serve on warm corn tortillas.

Cook's Note:

You can use regular or smoked paprika in this.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

183 Calories
8g Fat
26g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 183
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Sodium 380mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 8mg 39%
Calcium 40mg 3%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 126mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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