In this vegan copycat recipe of barbecue pulled pork, we swap out meat for jackfruit, a tropical fruit that, when not fully ripe, has a texture similar to shredded pork. The mild-flavored fruit soaks up the delicious homemade barbecue sauce for a finger-licking-good sandwich filling. Top the sandwiches with a fresh slaw for a satisfying meal.

Carolyn Casner
Source:, November 2018


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Whisk ketchup, molasses, 1 tablespoon vinegar, Worcestershire, mustard, hot sauce and onion powder in a medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat; cook, stirring, for 5 minutes. Add jackfruit; continue cooking, stirring, until heated through, about 5 minutes more.

  • Whisk mayonnaise, the remaining 2 tablespoons vinegar, pepper and salt in a medium bowl. Add coleslaw mix and toss well to coat. Place 1/2 cup of the jackfruit mixture on the bottom of each bun. Top with 2/3 cup slaw and the bun top.

Nutrition Facts

309.1 calories; protein 5.7g 11% DV; carbohydrates 52.5g 17% DV; exchange other carbs 3.5; dietary fiber 9.1g 36% DV; sugars 1.8g; fat 9.9g 15% DV; saturated fat 1.6g 8% DV; cholesterol 4.3mg 1% DV; vitamin a iu 888.6IU 18% DV; vitamin c 24mg 40% DV; folate 72.8mcg 18% DV; calcium 135.5mg 14% DV; iron 2.6mg 14% DV; magnesium 98.2mg 35% DV; potassium 609.9mg 17% DV; sodium 856.6mg 34% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 17% DV; added sugar 18g.