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BBQ pulled jackfruit topped with coleslaw on a bun.

Pulled BBQ Jackfruit


  • Author: Candice
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 9 minutes
  • Total Time: 14 minutes
  • Yield: 6

Description

These easy pulled bbq jackfruit sandwiches are amazing! This plant based alternative to pulled pork is so easy, healthy, flavorful and economical!


Ingredients

For the Pulled BBQ Jackfruit:

2-20 ounce cans of young, green jackfruit.  In water or brine.  Rinsed and drained.

1 1/2 cups water

1 white or yellow onion, diced

3 cloves garlic, diced

1 1/2 cup BBQ sauce

1 TBSP olive oil

6 buns

For the Slaw:

4 cups coleslaw mix or shredded cabbage and carrots

3 green onion, chopped

2 TBSP olive oil

2 TBSP apple cider vinegar

1/4 cup cilantro (optional)

pinch of red pepper flakes (optional)

salt and pepper to taste


Instructions

Instant Pot Method:

Rinse and drain the jackfruit.  Use your hands to ‘shred’ the jackfruit.  Set aside.

Set your instant pot to saute mode and add the olive oil.  Once hot, add the onion and saute for 4 minutes or until starting to brown.  Add garlic and jackfruit and stir to combine.  Add jackfruit and BBQ sauce and continue to stir on saute mode for 4 minutes.  Turn off heat.

FOR THE SLAW

Combine all ingredients in large bowl and stir.  You can make this a day ahead of time.

PUT IT ALL TOGETHER

Place the BBQ jackfruit on toasted buns and top with the slaw.  Viola..simple as that!

Slow Cooker Method:

Rinse and drain the jackfruit.  Use your hands to ‘shred’ the jackfruit.  Set aside.

Set your stove top to medium heat, in a skillet add the olive oil.  Once hot, add the onion and saute for 4 minutes or until starting to brown.  Add the garlic during the last minute of cooking.

In your slow cooker, add the onion mix, jackfruit and BBQ sauce and stir to combine.  Set slow cooker on low for 2 hours.  Can stay on warm mode for up to 2 hours.

FOR THE SLAW

Combine all ingredients in large bowl and stir.  You can make this a day ahead of time.

PUT IT ALL TOGETHER

Place the BBQ jackfruit on toasted buns and top with the slaw.  Viola..simple as that!

Stove Top Method:

Rinse and drain the jackfruit.  Use your hands to ‘shred’ the jackfruit.  Set aside.

Set your stove top to medium heat, in a large skillet add the olive oil.  Once hot, add the onion and saute for 4 minutes or until starting to brown.  Add the garlic during the last minute of cooking.

Add the jackfruit and BBQ sauce and stir to combine.  Turn heat down and simmer for 15 minutes.  Stir every couple of minutes.

FOR THE SLAW

Combine all ingredients in large bowl and stir.  You can make this a day ahead of time.

PUT IT ALL TOGETHER

Place the BBQ jackfruit on toasted buns and top with the slaw.  Viola..simple as that!


Notes

Some people will cut off the hard core at the ends of the jackfruit pieces, I find this a waste, they will cook down and even give a nice texture.

This will keep in fridge for 5 days.  I actually make this for meal prep.  It not only is great as a sandwich, but also goes well over rice, noodles, potatoes, ect.

The time below is for the instant pot method. 

The nutritional content if the the recipe ingredients, as written including the slaw and hawaiian buns.  One sandwich is one serving.

Make sure to PIN this recipe for future reference!!!

  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Easy
  • Cuisine: Vegan

Keywords: jackfruit, vegan, instant pot, slow cooker, plant based.