BBQ Jackfruit Pulled Pork: A Vegan Barbecue Delight

If you’re a fan of smoky and tender barbecue, then you won’t want to miss this incredible BBQ Jackfruit Pulled Pork recipe. It’s a vegan take on the classic pulled pork, using jackfruit as a meat substitute. Don’t worry, even carnivores will be fooled by the meaty texture and savory flavors of this dish!

close up on a jackfruit pulled pork sandwich topped with coleslaw on a white plate

Barbecue-Ready Vegan Pulled Pork

The star of this recipe is jackfruit, a tropical fruit with a texture similar to shredded meat. Combined with homemade barbecue sauce, jackfruit transforms into a tender and meaty substitute that rivals the real thing. The smoky flavors infuse the jackfruit, creating a mouthwatering dish that will leave your guests begging for more.

stirring jackfruit pulled pork with a wooden spoon in a skillet

Ingredients Needed (with Substitutions)

To make this BBQ Jackfruit Pulled Pork, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • Canned jackfruit: Make sure to use young green jackfruit in water or brine. Rinse well if using jackfruit packed in brine.
  • Olive oil: Alternatively, you can cook the onion in water for an oil-free option.
  • Onion
  • BBQ sauce: You can either make your own homemade BBQ sauce or use your favorite store-bought sauce.
  • Water
  • Sriracha (or any hot sauce you prefer)
  • Salt

2 green cans of Trader Joe's young green jackfruit in brine

How to Make Jackfruit Pulled Pork

  1. Drain and rinse the canned jackfruit to remove the brine.
  2. Optional: Remove the woody core of the jackfruit if desired.
  3. Saute the onion in a skillet with olive oil until soft.
  4. Add the jackfruit, BBQ sauce, water, and sriracha to the skillet. Mix well.
  5. Cover the skillet with a lid and let the jackfruit cook until it becomes tender and easily shreds.
  6. Mash the jackfruit with a potato masher or two forks to achieve a shredded texture similar to pulled pork.
  7. Adjust the seasoning to taste and cook a little longer for a flavorful, caramelized crunch.
  8. Serve the pulled jackfruit on buns with vegan coleslaw and enjoy!
Further reading:  The Ultimate Guide to Making Mouthwatering Crock Pot Pulled Pork

stirring jackfruit pulled pork with a wooden spoon in a skillet

Serving Suggestions

The best way to enjoy BBQ Jackfruit Pulled Pork is by stuffing it into buns and adding vegan coleslaw on top. Don’t forget to drizzle extra barbecue sauce for that extra smoky flavor. Pair your sandwich with some cornbread and macaroni salad for the ultimate barbecue experience.

jackfruit pulled pork on a hamburger bun

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Does jackfruit taste like pulled pork? Young jackfruit has a meaty texture and absorbs flavors like a sponge. Once cooked, it takes on the savory and smoky taste of BBQ sauce, making it taste remarkably similar to pulled pork.

  2. Can you make BBQ jackfruit in the Instant Pot? Absolutely! Simply follow the steps in my Instant Pot Pulled BBQ Jackfruit recipe.

  3. Can you make it ahead of time? Yes, you can prepare the barbecue jackfruit up to 3 days in advance. Store it in a sealed container in the fridge. When you’re ready to eat, reheat the jackfruit in a skillet until warmed through, and enjoy it in sandwiches, tacos, quesadillas, and more.

  4. Can you freeze BBQ jackfruit? Absolutely! Freeze any leftovers in airtight containers and thaw them overnight in the fridge when you’re ready to serve.

jackfruit pulled pork sandwich topped with coleslaw on a white plate

Want More Vegan Barbecue Recipes?

If you’re craving more delicious vegan barbecue recipes, look no further. Check out the following recipes on Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ website:

  • BBQ Tempeh Sandwich
  • BBQ Cauliflower Wings
  • Sticky BBQ Tempeh Ribs
  • The Best Vegan Potato Salad
  • BBQ Soy Curl Sandwich

Enjoy the flavors of barbecue without sacrificing your dietary preferences. Visit Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ for more mouthwatering recipes and cooking inspiration!

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