My roommate made this for me because she knows how much I miss pulled pork sandwiches. I had it in whole wheat wraps! This was my first time trying jackfruit, so I knew I needed to use one of the Minimalist Baker recipes to have a real way of knowing if I liked it or not. I had some of the jackfruit left over in the pan from the day before. Can I make this in the InstaPot? Working in layers, spread tortilla chips out onto the prepared pan and top with plenty of cheese, beans, onion and shredded Plant-Based … At my local supermarket. Thank you! I’m in shock over this. Hi Carla! I have made this 3 times and this past weekend I made it again and it reminded me how good and easy it is. Winner winner jackfruit dinner! I shredded the jackfruit, added the bbq spices and refrigerated for about 5 hours the second time I prepared this. We don’t yet, but I’ll be sure to add it to our recipe request list! Thanks. Did you use young green jackfruit in water and not brine or syrup? If yours is salted, just wash and drain it thoroughly! Heat oil and cook onion and pulled jackfruit meat together over medium heat in a pan for about 10 minutes until soft. We fed these sandwiches to our non-vegan family members and they loved it too! Thanks so much for the lovely review! YES. I made the bbq jackfruit and avocado slaw for dinner and it was delicious! Please help with any suggestions. Wow wow wow! We have never worked with fresh jackfruit. We had it for dinner and I thought it was every bit as good as his! Cut out the center, firm part as that will make the sandwich touch. I used white cabbage for my slaw and wow it was also gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your experience using fresh jackfruit! I bought a case from our local Trader Joe’s. I will definitely make it again. Can I add more jackfruit? Let us know if you give it a try. Cut the jackfruit into smaller pieces by cutting it from core to the edge … Any advice appreciated! Thank you ! My husband and I loved all components and I’d definitely make again. After I rinsed it, it was a-ok. Tips to make amazing Pulled jackfruit. how do you tell if it has gone bad after you prepare it? Any advice for this? Hey! SO we ran out and bought a Jackfruit, and now we are sitting on it because I have no idea what to do with it! The omnis in the family we’re expecting it to be gross (fruit sandwich? I actually posted my question THEN read previous comments! Taste was amazing though and really hit the spot with coleslaw and corn on the cob! What barbecue sauce did you use and where did you find the cans of jackfruit? Thus, I couldn’t keep it open on my ipad while cooking. No one could tell the difference, so thank you! I bought th can of green jackfruit before reading a few recipes but it was in brine not water. Thank you so much for sharing! Truth be told, I very likely will be making it for dinner again tonight… :-). In Indonesia where I lived as a student they use fresh unripe jackfruit for this type of dish. I am not one to care so much about replicating the texture and flavor of meat. I just needed an excuse to go to the Asian supermarket (one of my favourite places) and stock my kitchen with all these interesting things they have (not that there’s any space in the cupboards left, but hey, what’s life without 5 different sorts of rice, or a stash of delicious smoky-sweet date palm sugar?). Is this because of the BBQ sauce and the bread? :). On a whim, I pickled the fruit for 2 days in a container of white vinegar to make it a little less sweet, then used it in this recipe: Drain and rinse the jackfruit. Sorry for the confusion Nicole. I tried last night using the exact can you posted the link to on Amazon (lucky me the market I went to had them for $1.09)… anyhow, they came chopped. Brine is fine, too. It is still very useable and gives you more to eat!! I had to take my daughter to the Dr. yesterday so I asked my husband to make dinner last night. But this was really pretty good! Me and my boyfriend couldn’t bear to save the rest of it for later and ended up eating it all in one go! Woah! The cashews and slaw were a really nice touch, too. It turned out perfectly! To add more flavor and texture to the mix, I include a quick avocado veggie slaw that’s easily prepared while the jackfruit is simmering. I made this once before and it was delish! Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! Thank you ? Will definitely make again! Have you considered doing a combined version of this with your lentil BBQ to get more protein in while maintaining the pulled pork texture? But it was still delicious. 1/2 tsp onion powder to the spices is also a tasty addition. Need help? Thanks! Hi Shelby! My family and extended family loved this! Another delicious recipe from this website! Thank you!’. As well, if anyone who has frozen it found a way to rejuvenate after defrost. I’ve reached the conclusion that being a vegan is best served by cooking totally differently rather than trying to replace favourite foods. This looks so good! If you get a ripe jackfruit the fruit part is AMAZING, but the ‘meat’ is a little too tender to be used as a substitute. Can I just soak in water overnight? Can this be made with fresh jackfruit instead of canned? I think you should probably be okay, but just to be certain, I’d recommend making a small batch well before the big day and then test it in freezer and with how well it does through defrosting. Hmm,I haven’t! But I would recommend draining, soaking in water and thoroughly rinsing to remove any of the acidic flavor. I also used the Trader Joe’s jackfruit and rinsed it really well. We are glad you enjoyed this recipe :D, I didn’t make the coleslaw part because I didn’t have all the ingredients but the bbq part I made. Thanks so much! It did have some weird chemically flavor and smell directly out of the can. 5 stars. This almost mimics meat a bit too much… biting into something “gristley” isn’t appetizing, even when it’s fruit. I can’t believe how much it looks like meat! Hope that helps! Thank you for your fabulous recipies! Jackfruit for the win. Also used “sweet baby rays” BBQ sauce and it was quite spicy ? I am so thrilled to try this! I’m so excited to try this tonight, pairing with some nice sweet potato fries but does this recipe really only make one sandwich? Picked things to well with BBQ anyway :). ), you suggest that I rinse all the brine off and then pat dry? OMG it was perfect. Thanks so much for the lovely review! I made this last night and HOLY HECK. Cheers! The texture was just a little softer than pulled pork would be, but I and my omnivore pals loved it! Will be adding it to my menus! Thanks! Even my meat loving partner enjoyed it. After going to multiple Asian markets I finally did find one that said “jackfruit in water,” but it had 3 times the sodium of the “jackfruit in brine,” so I got the brine version (Aroy-D). If you could share how you did it with fresh jackfruit, that would be amazing. The first time I came across this fruit, I was in Indonesia in 2015 and took a bit of what I thought was chicken at a pedant style restaurant — turns out it was vegetarian (to my delight) and fruit (to my surprise). i’m not from the south and didnt grow up eating bbq, so i picked out a BBQ sauce the best i could. Looking at pictures from google it was hard to tell, and I wasn’t sure if the canned jackfruit I bought already had it cut off or not. Anyway, it turned out really great! I might have added too much chili powder? I don’t think it works! I just drove an hour away to an Asian market. Long live the jackfruit indeed! Our jackfruit tastes pretty ripe and sweet and is getting soft but isn't too soft yet. This is amazing! Hope that helps! Haha. Thank you for mentioning FUD! Thanks for posting this recipe! xo. I’m curious how much better it would have been if we had used the version with water and why it is so strongly advised that we don’t use the brine version. I just bought a tin of jack fruit in the supermarket and didn’t know what the heck to do with it. Would I be able to make this in a crockpot? I just used a store bought coleslaw and added some smashed avo on the top bun because I’m lazy…but I’m sure if i followed the recipe would be even better. This is a nail in the coffin for me in terms of attempting to replicate old favourites (bbq tempeh was also a letdown), apart from possibly a vegan mayo. I’ve not had meat (with the exception of seafood in months) and I think it makes easier to trick my palate. Can’t even tell the difference like what?! I’d love to cook it fresh. Best place. I got mine from a local asian market (in brine). It’s: SmokyHeartyTenderBig in BBQ flavorCrunchy from the slawSatisfying& Simple. This is an amazing recipe. I cooked on manual for 10 minutes, and let it naturally release. :). FAQ & Jackfruit Pulled Pork Tips. Glad you liked it. We used tinned in brine and just gave it a good rinse! The second time around, we cut the sugar in half and that seemed to be just right. I made it into tacos and it was delicious!! Great for summer. I need to hop on the jackfruit train and ride it all the way to this sandwich. :). My daughter-in-law made it while I was in Cali., and I thought it was pork bbq, until she told me it was not. Do you think that I can still salvage this and make pulled pork or should I not bother? When the jackfruit has marinated and is ready to go, place a pan on medium heat, and heat some coconut oil. I saw fresh jackfruit in the asian market and grabbed a few pieces for my vegetarian GF to make pulled pork. This BBQ jackfruit sandwich is legit! What to throw way? Cashews? Yum. In other words, it’s a vegan’s dream food. Yay! We both love it with the cool slaw and homemade buns. Also, there was a few pieces that had “cantaloupe like skin” on the outer edges.. did you cut those off too?? What to save? If you aren’t vegan this recipe might convince you to try it. If your’re looking for a shredded meat replacement this is what you’ll want. Hi Chris, fresh jackfruit is usually very sweet rather than being young and green, so it won’t work. ugggh. Once the jackfruit has been properly simmered, turn up heat to medium-high and cook for 2-3 more minutes to get a little extra color/texture (a tip I learned from. I tried this recipe last night. Alright listen, can we not go around disparaging the food of other cultures by calling it a “giant green eyesore” or “ugly and weird” before you go and turn it to something you feel safe eating? When putting it together tonight, I added 1 teaspoon of liquid smoke to really enhance the barbecue flavor, but it is also delicious when following the recipe exactly! I didn’t have an avocado so I just used vegan mayo. Hi Laura! Love this. I did sauté chopped onions in olive oil first and then added the jackfruit in w/ bbq sauce (I used Annies). I mash the jackfruit with I will let you know how it turns out. This just saved me! For canned young is usually in syrup and is soft and sweet. I cannot find Jackfruit packed only in water, the one i found is water and salt. Ang. When I’m making it for people who like spice I liked to add a bit (or a lot!) Hi Ian! Love that it’s so easy to adapt – tacos, sandwiches, salads, you name it! We hope you love the recipe! xo. Note, I used fresh jackfruit. Made this tonight and it was absolutely delicious! If you let us know, we’ll do our best to figure out whats causing that! Just tried jackfruit at a restaurant this week in a taco. 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