Mouthwatering BBQ Pulled Jackfruit

Mouthwatering BBQ Pulled Jackfruit

If there’s a dish that effortlessly combines smoky flavors, satisfying textures, and a burst of tangy sweetness, it’s our Mouthwatering BBQ Pulled Jackfruit. This plant-based take on a classic BBQ favorite will have you questioning if it’s truly not pulled pork.

Imagine tender jackfruit, slow-cooked and infused with a rich marinade that balances the natural mildness of the fruit with the boldness of barbecue spices. As you take your first bite, the strands of jackfruit pull apart just like traditional pulled pork, and the aroma alone is enough to make your mouth water.


  • 2 cans (20 oz each) young green jackfruit in water or brine
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 burger buns or soft rolls
  • Coleslaw for serving


  1. Drain and rinse the jackfruit. Squeeze out excess water and pat dry. Remove the core and seeds, leaving only the fleshy parts.
  2. In a skillet, sauté the chopped onion until translucent. Add the minced garlic and cook for another 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add the jackfruit to the skillet along with smoked paprika, cumin, salt, and pepper. Break apart the jackfruit with a fork as it cooks.
  4. Pour in the BBQ sauce and stir well to coat the jackfruit. Let it simmer for 15-20 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld and the jackfruit to soften further.
  5. As the mixture thickens and the jackfruit becomes tender, use two forks to shred it into that classic pulled texture.
  6. To serve, place a generous helping of the BBQ pulled jackfruit onto a soft bun. Top with coleslaw for crunch and creaminess.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 25 minutes

Yields: 4 servings

This Mouthwatering BBQ Pulled Jackfruit recipe takes the essence of traditional pulled pork and transforms it into a delightful plant-based dish.

Nutrition information: Calories: 280, Total Fat: 2g, Carbohydrates: 65g, Protein: 3g

As you relish each bite of this BBQ Pulled Jackfruit sandwich, you’ll be amazed at how the jackfruit mimics the texture and taste of pulled pork. The melding of smoky, sweet, and savory flavors creates a symphony of taste that satisfies both vegans and meat enthusiasts alike. Whether you’re hosting a barbecue or simply craving a hearty meal, this recipe is a go-to option that promises to leave your taste buds dancing with delight.

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