Vegan Jackfruit Pulled “Pork” Sandwich

Staying on the vegan BBQ tone, today we are going to show you a great summer recipe for a pulled pork sandwich– all vegan, of course. This recipe does use jackfruit which is a little harder to find though. You can order it off Amazon using this link. Its 20oz so about enough to make two batches. I hope you try it out!

Vegan Jackfruit Pulled “Pork” Sandwich

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INGREDIENTS: (Yield- 4-6 Sandwiches)

  1. 3 20-oz. cans of jackfruit in brine
  2. 1 tsp. olive oil
  3. 1 small onion, chopped
  4. 3 cloves of minced garlic or garlic powder equivalent
  5. 1 tsp. ground cumin
  6. .25 tsp. cayenne pepper
  7. 1 tsp. chili powder
  8. 1 tsp. paprika
  9. 1.5 tsp. liquid smoke
  10. 1 cup vegetable broth
  11. .5 cup BBQ sauce (I recommend smoky, tangy…)
  12. 4 buns or rolls


  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees
  2. Drain and rinse the jackfruit. Cut the core from the edges (it’s okay to leave a little). Using your fingers, press the jackfruit upward to remove the seeds. Don’t worry about getting out every last seed, but try to remove most.
  3. In a large pan, sauté the onion in olive oil, add the garlic, and sauté a bit longer, taking care not to burn the garlic.
  4. Add the jackfruit, liquid smoke, and seasonings. Mix everything well.
  5. Add vegetable broth, cover, and simmer for 10–15 minutes until all the liquid is absorbed. (If you don’t have a cover, simply simmer longer.)
  6. Spread the mixture out on a non-stick baking sheet. Use a spoon or spatula to break up the mixture to a pulled pork consistency. Pop in the oven and cook for 20 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and drizzle with a liberal amount of BBQ sauce. Return the pan to the oven and cook for another 10–15 minutes or until the mixture browns on top.

I hope you try this out soon. I always use this at my BBQs and people can hardly tell it isn’t real meat especially if you use tasty BBQ sauce. Enjoy, and remember to stop back by  tomorrow!

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