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Vegan BBQ

vegan bbq jack fruit

2 cans of young green jackfruit, in brine or water

1 TBS olive oil 

1 shallot, diced

3 cloves of garlic, minced

1/4 cups vegetable broth or water

3/4 cup or more of BBQ sauce


  • Preheat oven to 400F 

  • Drain and rinse the jackfruit. Cut the jackfruit into smaller pieces by cutting it from core to the edge for the most pulled texture

  • Add the olive oil to a large frying pan or skillet over medium-high heat, and when hot add the onions and garlic. Sauté until the onions are tender and beginning to brown, about 5 minutes. Add in the chopped jackfruit and vegetable broth. Cover and continue to cook another 8 to 10 minutes, until the jackfruit is soft enough that it can be mashed. Mash the jackfruit with potato masher, until it breaks apart and looks pulled or shredded.

  • To finish the jackfruit, spread in an even layer across the baking pan and then put it in the oven for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and pour ½ cup BBQ sauce and stir to combine. Place back in the oven for 10 minutes, until it looks golden and a few strands get a bit burnt. Remove from the oven and stir in the remaining ¼ cup of BBQ sauce.