Vegan Pulled Barbecue Jackfruit

3.9 (7 reviews)

Vegan Pulled Barbecue Jackfruit



  • 3 14-oz. cans young jackfruit in brine, drained and rinsed well
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 onions, thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 6 burger buns


  • Put the jackfruit in a bowl and mash with a spoon to create the texture of pulled meat.
  • If using a slow cooker: Place all the ingredients (except the buns) in the slow cooker, stir well, and cook on low for 5 hours.
  • If using a stove top: Place all the ingredients (except the buns) in a pot, stir well, and cook over medium heat until heated through or, if desired, until some pieces become crispy.
  • Serve the cooked jackfruit on the buns. Add additional barbecue sauce and your favorite toppings.

Makes 4-6 servings

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Rated 3.9/5 based on 7 reviews

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