For vegans and anyone else who wants an interesting and healthy version of pulled pork. It satisfied the craving of this 9-year vegetarian. You may eat this right away by making a sandwich with coleslaw or however you choose, but it is best to let it sit overnight in the refrigerator. Then, reheat it. This is especially important if you do not have a slow cooker and choose to cook it in a skillet instead.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
6 hrs 13 mins
total:
6 hrs 23 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir onion and garlic until slightly softened, about 3 minutes. Add jackfruit; cook and stir until lightly browned and relatively free of moisture, about 10 minutes.

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  • Transfer jackfruit mixture to a slow cooker; cover with barbeque sauce. Cook on Low, stirring occasionally, until jackfruit shreds easily with a fork, about 6 hours.

Cook's Notes:

You may use jackfruit in brine but it is harder to flavor. Do not use the ripe kind which comes in syrup. If using frozen jackfruit, defrost before using. Rinse to remove all seeds and pods. Squeeze out as much water as possible with your hands.

Dry rub or marinate the jackfruit in barbeque sauce or seasonings before cooking if you like. This will help if you use the brined version, do not let it sit overnight after cooking, or cook it in a skillet.

If you don't have a slow cooker, cook jackfruit in a skillet (preferably cast iron) until easily shredded, about 2 hours.

Nutrition Facts

207 calories; protein 0.1g; carbohydrates 31.5g 10% DV; fat 7.6g 12% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 1040.3mg 42% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2018
Five gold stars! Cooking jackfruit like this really makes you forget it’s not meat. It tastes like lean pork. The only thing missing is the fat! Like the other reviewers, I suggest adding a bit of water especially if your sauce is thick. And, an excellent sauce is crucial. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/19/2019
I hate jackfruit Read More
16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
06/03/2018
Very good recipe. My meat-eating friend really liked it as did I. Easy and flavorful. I bought a can of Jackfruit at Trader Joes and it was enough for two people, so I cut this recipe down to match that. I never had Jackfruit ever before. I will be making this again soon. Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/15/2017
We really liked it but for my taste I would use less BBQ sauce (I used a whole bottle) add some water and reduce the cooking time. The jack fruit wasn't as meaty as I thought it would be. All in all very good and I'll be definitely making it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/06/2018
Five gold stars! Cooking jackfruit like this really makes you forget it’s not meat. It tastes like lean pork. The only thing missing is the fat! Like the other reviewers, I suggest adding a bit of water especially if your sauce is thick. And, an excellent sauce is crucial. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2018
I made this and my carnivore of a husband even enjoyed it! Could only find canned jackfruit in brine. Reduced cooking time to 3 hours as it seemed finished. Probably depends on your slow cooker; mine tends to run a bit hot. Used a home made raspberry BBQ sauce that was also found on Allrecipes. Ate on a bun with old chedder and pickles. Delish! Will definitely make again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/28/2020
I made this using the recommended slow cooker method and it turned out really good. If made right, this can even make non-vegetarians wonder if it’s really pork or not. I used the 2 of the Trader Joe’s canned jackfruit in brine and a bottle of TJs Kansas City bbq sauce. An important thing to stress when using the canned jackfruit is that you dry it out as much as possible before cooking. I rinsed and drained it, then let it sit for a few hours to let the excess drain off before putting it in the fridge overnight to let it dry further. Then before cooking squeeze any more water out of it with your hands. I didn’t dry rub it, but I added a couple of tablespoons of smoked paprika while I cooked on the stovetop, which gives it a nice flavor. Definitely add some water if you have thick bbq sauce in the slow cooker. Finally, after it has cooked use a fork to break the jackfruit apart before eating, since the chunks aren’t as tasty. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2017
Jackfruit is very versatile and this recipe is awesome. Your bbq sauce will make or break the recipe so use a good one! Served with cole slaw this makes a vegetarian dream sandwich and meat eaters will love it too!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2017
I bought the prepackaged organic Jackfruit and followed the recipe on the back for the BBQ sandwich and it was amazing!!!! My husband said it was as good as the real deal!!!! Will be making this again!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/26/2019
I made this with another recipe on here for bourbon barbecue sauce, my grandma and I both loved it and the rest of my family said it tasted great but they had some issues with the texture. Overall though I give it five stars and they all would give it 3-4 stars. Great recipe and a very creative use of jackfruit thank you for posting! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
09/19/2019
I hate jackfruit Read More