Drain and rinse the jackfruit and chop it up, making sure to chop up the tougher core parts. If you have frozen jackfruit, make sure it's thawed first.
20 oz can of young green jackfruit in brine - drained and rinsed
Heat 1 TBL of oil in a saute pan on medium heat. Add the onion and saute for 2 minutes or until golden brown.
1 tbsp oil, 1 small onion - sliced
Add the chopped jackfruit, minced garlic, taco seasoning, smoked paprika, 1soy sauce, chipotle powder (optional if you don't like spice), and 1 cup of water. Cover with a lid and simmer on medium low for 15-20 minutes, or until the jackfruit softens. If water runs out before it's softened, add a little more.
1 packet taco seasoning, 1 teaspoon soy sauce, ½ tsp smoked paprika, 3 cloves of garlic - minced, 1 cup of water, ½ tsp chipotle powder
If it dries up too much, add a splash of water, if it's too soggy, take the lid off and cook the water out.
Once jackfruit has cooked, shred it with a fork, or a potato masher.
Taste and add more salt or soy sauce if needed
Optional- if you'd like a firmer texture, spread jackfruit out on a baking sheet and bake at 375 for 10 minutes (after doing all of the above instructions)