Pulled Jackfruit BBQ Sandwiches

Today I’m sharing a recipe that caught my eye in the June edition of Vegan Life magazine. The recipe is for Pulled Jackfruit BBQ sandwiches. Don’t they look delicious?

I don’t know who started the pulled jackfruit craze, but it sure has taken the plant-based world by storm. I first tried it at a vegan fair last year, where it was served as part of a Tex Mex dish with nachos. I absolutely loved it and it’s been on my ‘to try at home’ list ever since.

So when I spotted this recipe in the Vegan Life mag, which had just a handful of ingredients and simple instructions, I was excited to give it a try.

Canned jackfruit isn’t yet available in mainstream UK supermarkets, but you will find it in Asian stores and some health food shops. Organic canned jackfruit is also available online from The Vegan Kind (remember you can receive 5% off your TVK orders using the discount code Goodstuff).

We’re lucky enough to have a Chinese supermarket right in the centre of Bath (Hai Na Oriental Supermarket in the Corridor), and that’s where I found these cans of jackfruit. They sell jackfruit in syrup too, so be sure to read the labels and check the one you buy is in water or brine.

You could make your own BBQ sauce but, for ease and speed, the recipe recommends using store-bought. I opted for this one from Bart (purchased in Waitrose). I read the ingredients to check it didn’t contain honey, and I also made sure it wasn’t super hot. Lucien is now a teenager and has surpassed me in the amount of heat he can handle so, from now on, I’m officially the spice wimp of the family.

I’ve made this recipe twice already. As a main meal, we enjoyed it with a sides of sweet potato wedges and salad. As a lighter bite, we simply served it with big pile of colourful salad leaves and a dollop of hummus. I imagine it would also go well in a burrito-style wrap, served with rice and avocado. I must try this!

 

Have you tried pulled jackfruit yet? If so, I’d love to hear your thoughts. And if you’ve got any recipe recommendations, please do link them up in the comments section below. Now I’m on the jackfruit bandwagon, I can’t wait to try more recipes!

 

 

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11 Responses to Pulled Jackfruit BBQ Sandwiches

  1. Susan Elai Kelly Carter

    Thanks for the recipe Sharon. I have never heard of jackfruit, never mind tried it, but it is now firmly on my to-do list.

    • Jackfruit is a strange fruit. I’ve never seen a fresh one in real life but they look huge! It doesn’t have much flavour of its own, so I guess that’s why it works so well with richly-flavoured sauces. So far, I’ve only tried this BBQ recipe at home, so I’m looking forward to trying out more 🙂

  2. Why haven’t I tried this yet!? It looks absolutely incredible Sharon!

    • Well it’s good to know I’m not the only one late to the Jackfruit party 😉 It’s a pretty strange fruit. Weird, shreddy texture and bland flavour, which makes it perfect for marinading in BBQ sauce. You must seek it out and give it a try!

  3. These look incredible!! I seriously need to get hold of some jack fruit soon…
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  4. I’ve also been experimenting the last 18 months of so with jackfruit! I find it just takes on the flavour of whatever you cook it with – similar to tofu! So versatile. Also not available in mainstream supermarkets here yet too…… so grateful for the awesome range that Asian grocery stores have 🙂

  5. I love jackfruit! It’s hard to find it in my area, but whenever I see it (or place a big online food order) I stock up!

  6. I absolutely love Pulled Jack Fruit BBQ. I have had it a few times at restaurants but I have never made it myself. I look forward to trying it!
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  7. I rarely eat jackfruit, but never encountered pulled BBQ jackfruit before. Need to try this recipe out.
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