How to Make Jackfruit Pulled Pork

Jackfruit recipe
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Imagine this dilemma: you love pulled pork, especially in a nice sandwich. But you’re also a vegan. What can you do, other than feel sorry for yourself? Well, you can follow this jackfruit pulled pork recipe, silly!

Jackfruit is an exotic fruit that can actually do a very convincing pulled pork impression, and once you learn how to cook it once, you’ll be able to do it again and again and never have to miss pulled pork sandwiches again. You’ll be shocked by how easy it is to make. Here is how.


  • Canned young green jackfruit in water
  • Brown sugar
  • Paprika
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Chili powder
  • Barbecue sauce


Rinse, drain, and dry your jackfruit thoroughly. Chop off the core of the fruit and throw it away. Mix together the barbecue seasonings and add them to the jackfruit in a bowl, tossing to coat. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add seasoned jackfruit, tossing to coat and cooking for a few minutes until the jackfruit takes on some color.

Add the barbecue sauce, stir, and reduce heat to low. Cook covered for 20 to 30 minutes, longer for deeper flavor. Stir occasionally. As it cooks down, shred the jackfruit with two forks. After the cooking time, turn up the heat to medium-high and cook for a few more minutes to get some extra color.

And that’s all! Remove from the heat and serve as you’d like, ideally in a sandwich with some bangin’ vegan coleslaw.