Vegan Pulled BBQ Jackfruit - eat it on a sandwich, in a taco, or by itself! Easy to make and customize based on your favorite flavor bbq sauce.
Course Main Course
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 25minutes
Total Time 30minutes
Author Kelly @ trial and eater
120 oz. cangreen (young) jackfruit in brine or water(about 2 cups)
1tablespoonextra virgin olive oil
1/2white onion, chopped
1/2cupbbq sauce, your favorite flavor / vegan if necessary (I used a sriracha and roasted garlic bbq sauce from Trader Joe's)
Drain and throughly rinse jackfruit.
In a medium stock pot, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic and saute for 2-3 minutes until onions turn translucent.
Add rinsed jackfruit, bbq sauce and water to pot and cook for 5-10 minutes over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
Using a potato masher or large fork, mash the jackfruit to create the "pulled meat" consistency. Add more water if necessary, cover and let simmer for 15-20 minutes over low heat, stirring occasionally.
Add more bbq sauce if desired, and serve! Can be eaten by itself, made into sandwiches, or tacos.
*Flavor will depend on the bbq sauce you use. Since my bbq sauce was already spicy, I didn't add any more spices. But if you use a plainer bbq sauce and find it's missing some flavor, I like to add some smoked paprika (1/2 teaspoon or so), a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and/or a dash of liquid smoke.Click here to save this recipe on Pinterest!