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.
Barbecued Jackfruit (aka Vegan “Pulled Pork”) In Your Instant Pot Or On Your Stovetop
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We will be making Barbecue Jackfruit two ways, on the stovetop and with an Instant Pot. Both methods only take about fifteen to cook.
Barbecued Jackfruit (aka Vegan “Pulled Pork”) In Your Instant Pot Or On Your Stovetop
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We will be making Barbecue Jackfruit two ways, on the stovetop and with an Instant Pot. Both methods only take about fifteen to cook.
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
4cups 10minutes 10-15minutes
Servings Prep Time
4cups 10minutes
Cook Time
10-15minutes
Ingredients
Servings: cups
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Ingredients
Servings: cups
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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.
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I use these bamboo spatulas for nearly all my stirring needs. They are environmentally friendly, light weight, non-toxic, and gentle on my pans. I’ve been using them for years and have never had one wear out. They also don’t ding up the edges of my pots and pans when I tap them on the rims to remove sauce, batter, or other foodstuffs. While I sometimes also use wooden spoons, I particularly like this product, especially its shape which is very useful for scraping around a pan. Unlike wood, it is also slightly flexible.

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.

I finally broke down after nearly 30 years of marriage and bought a nice set of All-Clad. I can’t believe it took me that long to appreciate the pleasure of preparing food with high-quality cookware. I wish I had done it 30 years ago. Mine is Five-Ply (called D-5) and I chose to purchase only the pieces I knew I would use. My sister has the Tri-Ply and she is perfectly happy with hers, which she bought as a large set. There are several pieces in her set she has never used. I probably paid more for mine as single items, but I have what I need and nothing cluttering up my cabinets. There is no reason you can’t make delicious meals with less expensive products. But once you decide to upgrade, All-Clad is the way to go in my opinion. (I would never dream of putting my All-Clad in a dishwasher.) If taken care of, these will last you a lifetime and will significantly add to the pleasure of your culinary experiences. I've added an extra piece below the set that I have found to be very useful. It is not part of a set and must be ordered separately.

Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Six Quart/1000W

The Instant Pot is the newest craze and for a good reason. It significantly reduces cooking time and requires very little babysitting. You can program it to have dinner ready for you when you get home from work. You can place soy milk and a probiotic in it at night in glass jars and awake with a week’s worth of fresh yogurt. It is a pressure cooker, a slow cooker, a yogurt maker, a dough proofer, and a rice maker all in one. You can even sauté in it and bring water to a boil. The Instant Pot Duo 60 is the most versatile in my view.  I have both the six-quart and the eight-quart. I find the six-quart to be the best

Frontier Organic Granulated Garlic

I use so much granulated garlic in my cooking, I use up a small jar nearly every month in addition to the fresh garlic I add to most dishes. I don't think you can get enough of this healthy spice! I have taken to purchasing several of the one-pound bags each year. Frontier is a brand I trust for organic spices with excellent flavor.

 

Simply Organic Granulated Garlic

For smaller quantities of granulated garlic, you can't go wrong with Simply Organic spices.

 

Organic Chili Powder, 1 lb

If you use a lot of chili powder, it is much cheaper to buy in bulk. I purchase several bags of this each year. Frontier is a reliable brand for flavorful organic spices. 

 

Organic Chili Powder

Simply Organic is a brand I trust to provide reliable organic spices in small quantities. I use so much chili powder in my recipes; I usually buy this product in larger bulk quantities. If you are not a fan of chili powder, it makes more sense to use the smaller size. 

Spicely Organic Granulated Onion

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Spicely Organic Granulated Onion, 1 lb

Spicely Organic Granulated Onion in the pound size only costs a few bucks more than the small jar. So if you use a lot of granulated onion, it is a far better price. If you use it rarely, I recommend the smaller bottle. You may find this spice cheaper at your local grocery store.

 

Colgin Liquid Smoke

The secret to making jackfruit taste like pulled pork is the smoke flavoring you add to the recipe. It also gives an authentic smoke flavor to sauces, vegan pastrami sandwiches and anything you want to taste like real meat. While most of us aren't interested in reproducing the taste of animal flesh, our families may feel differently about it. If adding a couple of teaspoons of Liquid Smoke to a dish can get a meat-eater to consider a plant-based diet, then I'm all for it. This sauce comes in mesquite and hickory flavors that are sure to please your die-hard carnivore.

Simply Organic Paprika

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Frontier Organic Paprika, 1 lb

Paprika is a mild spice that adds color as well as flavor to a dish. I use a lot of paprika in my cooking so I order it in bulk sizes. If you don't think you'll use it often, buy a smaller quantity to see how you like it.

Green (Young) Jackfruit, 20oz

This is not the brand I find locally, but it is quite similar. Be sure to look for green or "young" jackfruit when you want to use it as a meat substitute. It should be soaked in either brine (my preference) or water, definitely not in syrup. The ripe jackfruit found soaked in syrup is meant as a dessert, not a meat substitute. You may be able to find this product cheaper at your local Asian market.

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