Tangy BBQ Pulled Jackfruit

Tangy BBQ Pulled Jackfruit is a delicious vegan alternative to traditional pulled pork. This recipe offers a tangy and savory flavor profile that will satisfy your cravings for barbecue. Made with jackfruit, a versatile fruit that mimics the texture of pulled pork, this dish is perfect for sandwiches, tacos, or served over rice.

Tangy BBQ Pulled Jackfruit

Tangy BBQ Pulled Jackfruit


  • 2 cans (20 oz each) young green jackfruit in water or brine, drained and rinsed
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Buns or tortillas for serving
  • Optional toppings: coleslaw, pickles, avocado slices


  1. In a large skillet or pot, heat some oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and sauté until it becomes translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the minced garlic and cook for an additional minute.
  2. Add the drained and rinsed jackfruit to the skillet. Use a fork or potato masher to break it apart into smaller pieces that resemble pulled pork.
  3. Stir in the barbecue sauce, apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, smoked paprika, cumin, salt, and pepper. Mix well to coat the jackfruit evenly.
  4. Reduce the heat to low-medium, cover the skillet, and let the mixture simmer for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Once the jackfruit has softened and absorbed the flavors, use a fork to further shred it into a pulled texture. Adjust the seasoning if needed.
  6. Remove from heat and serve the tangy BBQ pulled jackfruit on buns or tortillas. Top with your favorite toppings like coleslaw, pickles, or avocado slices. Enjoy!

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Nutritional information per serving (without toppings): Calories: 220, Fat: 1g, Carbohydrates: 53g, Fiber: 6g, Protein: 2g

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