Jackfruit substitutes pork in this deliciously tangy pulled “pork” recipe.  Pile on a soft bun and pair with coleslaw.

Vegan Pulled Pork Barbecue

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4 hearty servings


  • 2 17 ounce cans green jackfruit in water
  • 3 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 Tablespoons sweet paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground thyme
  • dash ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon seasoning salt
  • BBQ sauce
  • 4 soft buns
  • 3/4 cups BBQ sauce plus more if desired


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Drain jackfruit, pick out any seeds and shred into chunky pieces.
  • Spray a rimmed cooking sheet with non-stick cooking spray. Place jackfruit on cooking sheet, drizzle with oil and sprinkle with spices and seasoning salt. Use hands to coat jackfruit evenly.
  • Roast for 20 minutes. Toss jackfruit. Roast for another 20 minutes. Add 3/4 cup BBQ sauce and cook five more minutes.
  • Pile onto buns. Serve with more BBQ sauce. Top with coleslaw if desired.

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