easy chipotle BBQ jackfruit tacos with mango guacamole in corn tortilla on white plate

Chipotle BBQ Jackfruit Tacos

  • Author: Elizabeth
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mexican


These easy Chipotle BBQ Jackfruit Tacos taste just as if you were eating pulled pork! Secretly vegan too, so you can fool all your friends!



For chipotle bbq jackfruit ‘meat’:

2 Tablespoons olive oil

1 red onion, diced

2 cans jackfruit, in brine, preferably Trader Joe’s brand

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon paprika

1 teaspoon ground oregano

1 teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon black pepper

12 Tablespoons canned chipotle adobo liquid (more or less if you like it spicy)

½ can of light beer

1 cup vegetable or chicken broth

1 cup your favorite bbq sauce

For mango guacamole:

2 avocados, mashed

¼ red onion, finely diced

½ jalapeno, minced

Juice from 1 lime

½ teaspoon salt

Handful of cilantro, chopped

½ cup mango chunks, finely diced

Corn tortillas


  1. In a cast iron skillet heat oil on medium heat. Add in onion and cook for 5-10 minutes or until translucent.
  2. Add in jackfruit, cumin, paprika, oregano, salt, pepper and chipotle adobo liquid. Stir and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add in beer and broth and continue to cook for 10-15 minutes on a low simmer until most of the liquid has cooked off. Stir in bbq sauce and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  4. In a molcajete smash avocados until chunky and creamy. Add in red onion, jalapeno, lime juice, salt, and cilantro. Top with mango chunks and serve.
  5. Heat corn tortillas over an open flame, top with two spoonfuls of chipotle bbq jackfruit and a dollop of mango guacamole. If desired, serve with extra bbq sauce.


Use vegetable broth to make this recipe vegan.

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