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BBQ Jackfruit pulled pork

This 15 minutes Vegan BBQ Jackfruit pulled pork is the one I cook on a regular basis during busy weeknights at home.

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I remember the first time my friend asked me to try a jackfruit burger, I was like “uh? Fruit in a burger?” But trust me, after you tried this, you wouldn’t believe that “fruit” in the burger really tastes mind-blowing.

Here are other delicious Vegan burgers: Quick n Easy Vegan Burger, Vegan BLT with Tempeh Bacon.

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Can you believe it only takes about 15 minutes? (Yap, I mean it,15 minutes including cooking the chips in the air-fryer at the same time!) So if you’re still looking for the ultimate burger, this BBQ Jackfruit pulled pork will quickly become your favorite, you’ll slow-clap after your first bite of this burger, I promise!

What is Jackfruit?

All right, let’s talk about the Magic “Jackfruit,” it has always been at the top of the favorite meaty plants for Vegans. Also known as the Jack tree, is a species of tree in the fig, mulberry, and breadfruit family. Its origin is in the region between the Western Ghats of southern India, all of Sri Lanka, and the rainforests of Malaysia.

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picture from wikipedia

Ripe jackfruit has a subtly sweet and fruity flavor. It has been said to taste similar to a combination of fruits, including apples, pineapples, mangoes, and bananas, usually used for sweets and desserts. For cooking savory dishes, we use young (also called green or unripe) jackfruit, it has an entirely different consistency and usage than when it’s ripe. The texture of green jackfruit is closer to pulled pork( the look and bites!)

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In Brisbane, it’s like 2-3 AUD a tin, pretty good, right?

Fresh jackfruits are not cheap or easily accessible outside of Asia, so most of the time I use tinned jackfruit. Every time I go to Asian supermarkets, I always stock up loads of them because they’re so much cheaper at Asian supermarkets (in Brisbane, it’s like 2 AUD a tin, pretty good, right?) but if you can’t find them at your local shops, don’t worry, you can buy them from Amazon.

P.S. Make sure you’re buying Young or Green Jackfruit in water or brine, not in syrup( it’s sweet!) or ripe jackfruit!

Ingredients for BBQ Jackfruit pulled pork

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  • Coleslaw– I bought packets of coleslaw mix from supermarkets then just simply add Vegan Mayo and salt to it.
  • BBQ Sauce– the good news is, most BBQ sauce are Vegan friendly! But don’t forget always doubled check again before purchasing. (Some might contain Worcestershire sauce. Worcestershire sauce traditionally contains anchovies or fish sauce)
  • Light Soy Sauce– Ha~ a bit wired, right? But I found light soy sauce gives the sauce a different layer of savoriness. As alwasy, L.K.K brand is the best!
  • Cumin seeds– I like to use cumin seeds, but you can also use ground cumin, just need to cut the amount by half.(ground spices are usually stronger)
  • Burger Bun– any kind of Vegan burger bun, white, wholegrain, Rye or gluten-free…etc. it’s totally up to you!

How to Make BBQ Jackfruit pulled pork

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  1. Mix store-bought coleslaw mix with Vegan mayo and salt.
  2. Open tinned green jackfruit, wash them underwater a couple of times, drain, deseed( including the skin of the seeds) and shred them into smaller pieces.
  3. Heat up oil in the frying pan on medium heat, saute green jackfruit for 2-3 minutes (get rid of excessive moisture) then add BBQ sauce, light soy sauce, cumin seeds, garlic powder and ground black pepper.
  4. Mix the seasoning and jackfruit together, cook for a further 3-4 minutes on low heat until the sauce becomes very sticky then off the heat.
  5. Heat up the griddle pan on medium-high heat without oil, cut burger buns into half in the middle( horizontally) and toast them on the griddle pan( both sides) until warm and golden brown.
  6. Scoop BBQ jackfruit mixture onto the burger buns( the bottom), top with coleslaw and then the top buns. Serve Up!!
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The Magic “Jackfruit, Vegan’s delight!
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Trust me! They are so tasty! I can eat two of these bad boys at once easily!

I know this BBQ Jackfruit Pulled Pork will soon become your new favorite. Enjoy! 😉

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BBQ Jackfruit pulled pork

This 15 mins BBQ Jackfruit Pulled Pork will quickly become your favorite. You’ll slow-clap after your first bite of this burger, I promise!
5 from 6 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 361kcal
Author: SHU-CHUN

Equipment

  • A frying pan
  • A griddle pan

Ingredients

Coleslaw

  • 50 g Coleslaw Mix( store-bought)
  • 3 Tbsp Vegan Mayonaise
  • 1 pinch Salt

Burger Bun

  • 2 ea Vegan Burger bun

Instructions

  • Mix store-bought coleslaw mix with Vegan mayo and salt.
  • Open tinned green jackfruit, wash them underwater a couple of times, drain, deseed( including the skin of the seeds) and shred them into smaller pieces.
  • Heat up oil in the frying pan on medium heat, saute green jackfruit for 2-3 minutes (get rid of excessive moisture) then add BBQ sauce, light soy sauce, cumin seeds, garlic powder and ground black pepper.
  • Mix the seasoning and jackfruit together, cook for a further 3-4 minutes on low heat until the sauce becomes sticky then off the heat.
  • Heat up the griddle pan on medium-high heat without oil, cut burger buns into half in the middle( horizontally) and toast them on the griddle pan( both sides) until warm and golden brown.
  • Scoop BBQ jackfruit mixture onto the burger buns( the bottom), top with coleslaw and then the top buns. Serve Up!!

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Notes

Note1: Make sure you’re buying Young or Green Jackfruit in water or brine, not in syrup( it’s sweet!) or ripe jackfruit!

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 361kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 1094mg | Potassium: 268mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 68IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 97mg | Iron: 2mg

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2 thoughts on “BBQ Jackfruit pulled pork”

  1. 5 stars
    This was such a great recipe, I wolfed down two of these sandwiches in 5 minutes!! I’ve made other pulled jackfruit recipes before but this was my absolute FAVORITE. The cumin seeds were such a good addition, and the coleslaw with it was a nice complement as well. Looking forward to trying other recipes from Joyful Dumplings 🙂

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