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🌱 BBQ Pulled Jackfruit Recipe

Discover how to make delicious BBQ pulled jackfruit with this easy recipe from Food Fluff. Perfect for plant-based BBQ lovers. Get the recipe now!

BBQ Pulled Jackfruit

You will need:

  • canned young green jackfruit2 cans of young green jackfruit in water
  • chopped onion1 onion, finely chopped
  • minced garlic2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • BBQ sauce1 cup of BBQ sauce
  • vegetable broth1/2 cup of vegetable broth
  • liquid smoke1 teaspoon of liquid smoke
  • smoked paprika1 teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • cayenne pepper1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepperSalt and pepper to taste
  • bunsBuns for serving


  1. Start by draining and rinsing the jackfruit. Cut the core portion of the fruit and discard.
  2. In a large pan, sauté the chopped onion and minced garlic until they become translucent.
  3. Add the jackfruit to the pan along with the BBQ sauce, vegetable broth, liquid smoke, smoked paprika, and cayenne pepper. Stir well to combine.
  4. Cover the pan and simmer on low heat for 20-25 minutes, or until the jackfruit becomes tender and starts to break apart.
  5. Use two forks to shred the jackfruit in the pan, mimicking the texture of pulled pork.
  6. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and let it cook for another 5-10 minutes until the BBQ sauce is fully absorbed.
  7. Serve the pulled jackfruit on buns, and enjoy your plant-based BBQ pulled jackfruit.


You can adjust the amount of BBQ sauce and spices according to your preference. This dish is best served hot and can be paired with coleslaw or pickles.

Embark on a culinary adventure like no other with this BBQ Pulled Jackfruit recipe. This tantalizing dish is a testament to the versatility of the humble jackfruit, transforming it into a plant-based alternative that is both delicious and satisfying.

Jackfruit, a tropical fruit native to South Asia, is renowned for its unique texture and flavor. When cooked, it takes on a meat-like consistency that is remarkably similar to pulled pork, making it a popular choice for vegetarians and vegans alike. Its neutral taste also means it's a fantastic canvas for a variety of flavors, especially the smoky, tangy notes of BBQ sauce.

Our recipe takes this exotic fruit and turns it into a mouthwatering main dish that's sure to impress. The addition of smoked paprika and cayenne pepper adds a touch of heat, while the liquid smoke imparts a depth of flavor that is truly irresistible. Served on soft buns, this BBQ Pulled Jackfruit is a feast for the senses that is both nutritious and bursting with flavor.

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So go ahead, roll up your sleeves, and get ready to embark on a culinary adventure with this BBQ Pulled Jackfruit recipe. Happy cooking!