Barbecued Jackfruit (aka Vegan “Pulled Pork”)

In Your Instant Pot Or On Your Stovetop

This Barbecue Jackfruit recipe will have your most plant-resistant carnivorous friends amazed they are not actually eating barbecue pulled pork! Simple to make, this recipe comes together in less than twenty minutes. Try it with my delicious Homemade Barbecue Sauce prepared on your stovetop or in your Instant Pot. It is the perfect barbecue sauce for this dish. Barbecue Jackfruit is especially good served on an Avocado Brioche Burger Bun.

 

 

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Barbecued Jackfruit (aka Vegan “Pulled Pork”) In Your Instant Pot Or On Your Stovetop
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 
We will be making Barbecue Jackfruit two ways, on the stovetop and with an Instant Pot. Both methods only take about fifteen to cook.
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Quick & Easy
Cuisine: American Comfort Food
Servings: 4 cups
: 145 kcal
Ingredients
  • 2 16oz cans green jackfruit in brine aka young jackfruit
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons chili powder blend
  • 1 Tablespoon paprika
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili powder optional, may substitute cayenne
  • 2-3 Tablespoons Liquid Smoke
  • 1 teaspoon granulated onion
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1 1/2 cups Homemade Barbecue Sauce (You may substitute commercial BBQ sauce, but you’ll be missing out!)
Instructions
Stovetop:
  1. With your thumb and forefinger pull the wedges of jackfruit apart until it resembles pulled pork. Cover with cold water to rinse out some of the brine. Drain, rinse and drain again.
  2. Transfer to a covered skillet or sauté pan.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Serve hot on a bun or as a side dish.
Instant Pot:
  1. With a fork pull the wedges of jackfruit apart until it resembles pulled pork. Cover with cold water to rinse out some of the brine. Drain, rinse and drain again.
  2. Transfer to an Instant Pot liner. Add remaining ingredients and place into Instant Pot. Close steam vent. Cook on Manual High for 0 minutes. Instant release.
  3. Serve hot on a bun or as a side dish.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Barbecued Jackfruit (aka Vegan “Pulled Pork”) In Your Instant Pot Or On Your Stovetop
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 145
% Daily Value*
Sodium 197mg 8%
Potassium 400mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 35g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 29g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 46.5%
Vitamin C 10.7%
Calcium 6.7%
Iron 11.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Below are the equipment and products I used in this recipe. Click on the photo to order yours through my affiliate link with Amazon.com, for which I receive a small advertising fee. Please visit my Store for more information.

Bamboo Stirring Utensil

All-Clad 5-Ply Stainless Cookware

This is a good basic set that will serve most of your needs.

This is an extra piece of All-Clad I have found very useful. It is not a part of a set.

Instant Pot - 8qt, 6qt, & 3qt

Frontier Organic Garlic Granules, 1lb

Simply Organic Granulated Garlic

 

 

Organic Chili Powder, 1 lb

 

Organic Chili Powder

Spicely Organic Granulated Onion

 

 

Spicely Organic Granulated Onion, 1 lb

 

 

Colgin Liquid Smoke

 

 

Simply Organic Paprika

 

 

Frontier Organic Paprika, 1 lb

 

 

Green (Young) Jackfruit, 20oz

 

 

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