Jackfruit “Pulled Pork” Recipe

You can get fresh jackfruit at Asian supermarkets but there aren’t any in my town. And I’m told the fresh does not work as well as the canned. You want GREEN jackfruit packed in water. Here is the link where I ordered 3 cans for 8 bucks. (affiliate link) It was the cheapest I could find online.

I’ll toss a list of ingredients further down the page to go along with this quick tutorial video on how to make the Jackfruit Pulled Pork. I’m not a great chef by any means and this was an easy vegan recipe that even I could get right the first time.

Jackfruit “Pulled Pork” Recipe


Jackfruit Pulled Pork Ingredients

2 (20 oz) cans young green jackfruit packed in water

1/2 Cup Vegetable Broth

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp onion powder

1/2 tsp paprika (smoked paprika would probably be good too!)

1/4 tsp liquid smoke (probably not if you use smoked paprika)

Your favorite vegan BBQ sauce

Photo courtesy depositphotos.com/bhofack2

104 thoughts on “Jackfruit “Pulled Pork” Recipe”

    1. I agree with both of you, Gale and Candace. Gale, I also believe that vegans, new and old, should strive to see the opportunities of eating non-meat food and expand their repertoire into foods that don’t necessarily mimic meat so we don’t keep thinking about it. But, does that mean we shouldn’t enjoy a veggie patty in a bun because it resembles a hamburger? We can still change up our foods to replicate the “old” meat versions that we used to enjoy, but maybe just eliminating the meat or replacing it with vegetables that don’t necessarily look like meat, but maintain their own shape. (Not sure about this jackfruit version – trading a protein thing for a fruit as an entree. Should I worry that there may not be any protein here? Eating fake meat – the soy junk – is an unhealthy way of pretending to eat meat, esp. if it’s overly processed by chemicals, not organic, and GMO’d. Disgusting and dangerous. It’s better to use whole versions of protein and vegetables as they are. Candace, I agree with you, too. Labeling people “fake” and “real” is dangerous, though, and starts to divide people. I love vegans but I do not like the superiority complex and militaristic attitude that some have. It’s just as bad as political extremism that leads to prejudice and hate. Don’t go there. Be better than that. Be inclusive and welcoming so that all will want to join the way of living that will save the planet.

  1. Candace Roberts via Facebook

    Gale… There’s no such thing as “real vegans” vs “fake vegans”. All vegans have their reasoning for being so, be it health, ethics, or environment. It doesn’t matter why you become vegan, as long as you’re doing it and making an effort. Be that, I LOVE meat, I love the taste and smell and the whole shebang. I will not lie. But I love myself and the safety of animals more. For people turning TO veganism more recently in their lives, like myself, there are days where it’s entirely difficult to resist meat when you love it so much. What helps keeps me on track is recipes like this. I’m sorry it grosses you out, but isn’t it more important to have faux meats that keep people on track than someone running to a restaurant and buying a pork sandwich? I literally have one of the best BBQ joints in town within walking (and smelling) distance from me and if this keeps me from walking in there and ordering one of their take outs, I find it gold.

  2. If you don’t like it Kurt , then you don’t have to deal with it. Enjoy your food , its your choice , no one is bothering you. Study on cults? You are looking in the wrong place for that , if your knowledge about cults is as equal to knowledge of your choice of diet…nothing else really needs to be said.

  3. Thanks for the comments Mark! It’s rrfreshing to hear from a man in what seems to be a female dominated cult. Being that my study has just recently started on the vegan cult, I’m not sure exactly what the males role is as of yet. Word to the wise though. From what my studies have turned up so far, I’d keep my boys in check( if you still have them) as I believe they will be disposed of shortly. Again, thank you. Any and all info from male cult members is appreciated!

  4. Come on Mark. Don’t be like that. Teach me the ways of the vegan. You got my interest. Just like a South American tribe that’s never come in contact with white folks! Except in that case the tribe(being vegans) eats monkeys! Grow a pair and talk to me buddy! I like you, you got spunk!

  5. Pulled pork WAS a favourite. Actually the last meat I have ever eaten. About a year into being veggie, while on a loooong road trip I was waiting for a ferry. I grabbed some lunch, leaning heavy into my sandwich when a truck rolls by with “Organic Vegetables” printed on the side. And there’s me a vegetarian with a mouthful of pulled pork sandwich. Anyone else ever eat meat ala’ brain fart?

  6. I’m going to try to get brave enough to try to make this. I have seen fresh jack fruit at my grocer but I have never looked for canned. I would have more courage using canned for my first one so I’ll have to see if I can find some in the Asian Isle.

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