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Jackfruit Pulled "Pork"

Rated as 4.73 out of 5 Stars

"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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6 h 23 m servings 207
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. 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.
  2. 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

Per Serving: 207 calories; 7.6 31.5 0.1 0 1040 Full nutrition

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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...

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 ...

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 e...

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 thi...

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. Overa...

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;...

It was good, but you’re not fooling anyone. Really didn’t taste like pork. More like barbecued pineapples.

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 ma...