Easy stovetop Jamaican jerk jackfruit that makes a flavorful taco filling. Spicy, full of flavor, and just a little bit sweet.
Start by prepping the jackfruit. Open the can and pour the jackfruit into a strainer; rinse well. Go through the jackfruit and remove all of the seeds and the compartments around the seeds (see photo for an example).
Go through the jackfruit and use your fingers to pull it into "shreds". Set aside any pieces that do not shred easily - generally the thicker stem pieces (see photo for an example). Use your knife to finely chop these pieces and mix them back in with the shreds.
In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat until shimmering. Add the white parts of the scallions, garlic, habanero pepper, and ginger, along with a pinch of salt. Cook, stirring frequently, for about 5 minutes or until the scallions are translucent.
If needed, use a towel to pat excess liquid from the prepped jackfruit. Then add the jackfruit to the pan and stir. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, for another 5-6 minutes or until the jackfruit has dried out somewhat.
Add the Jamaican jerk spice to the pan and stir to combine. Cook for about 60 seconds or until fragrant.
Add the lime juice, tomato paste, coconut sugar, soy sauce, and liquid smoke (if using) to the pan, and stir. Simmer until most of the liquid is cooked off, about 15 minutes. Stir in the rest of the green onions. Season to taste with additional salt, Jerk spice, lime juice and soy sauce. Serve hot.
Take each corn tortilla and fill it with a large scoop of Jamaican jerk jackfruit. Top with diced avocado, salsa, and cilantro and sauce if desired.
HABANERO PEPPERS: If you like it hot, you can use 2 habanero peppers. This will give a QUITE spicy result. If you have access to Scotch bonnet pepper, this can be substituted for the habanero.
NUTRITION: Nutrition information only includes the Jamaican jerk jackfruit.
GRAIN-FREE: The jerk jackfruit filling is already grain-free. For a grain-free serving option, try a burrito bowl with cauliflower rice, or Jamaican jerk jackfruit lettuce wraps!