This is a delightful Vegan alternative to BBQ pulled pork recipe made with Jackfruit. If you don’t know what Jackfruit is. It grows in tropical areas of Southeast Asia, Brazil, and Africa with a consistency similar to chicken or pork. Similar to Tofu it doesn’t taste like a lot. That combined with the flaky texture makes it wonderful to use as a meat substitute and as an ingredient for BBQ pulled ‘pork’. Jackfruit contains no saturated fat or cholesterol and is low in calories. With 3g of fiber and 110mg of potassium this fruit packs a wonderful nutrient punch.
This recipe is also very versatile, you could use it as a main meal in Buddha Bowls or Pasta dishes. And, you can use the leftovers for a perfect filling for a wrap or sandwich.
If you like this recipe you should try the recipe for Nacho Cheese ‘Chicken’ Pasta. A hearty cheesy delight that will leave you reaching for seconds and maybe thirds.
If you struggle to find tinned baby Jackfruit, I bought mine from here.
Jackfruit Pulled 'Pork'
- 400 g Tinned baby Jackfruit
- Tinned mixed beans in tomato sauce
- 100 g BBQ Sauce
- Vegetable Stock Cube
- 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
- 1 tsp Chilli Flakes
- Salt & Pepper
Start off by draining your jackfruit and running it under cold water.
Place it in a frying pan with a little water and fry on a medium to low heat for10 minutes. You want it to be soft enough to pull apart. Once it is soft enough, use two forks to break it into thin shredded style pieces.
Now you need to add your BBQ sauce. I would recommend using around 1/2 a cup but you can add more if you would like. You are looking for a thick gloopy consistency.
Then add your lemon juice, 1 tbsp of tomato sauce from your tin of beans, chilli flakes and your vegetable stock cube. When all this is added add a little hot water, around 1/2 a cup just to allow enough liquid for it to simmer.
Simmer on a medium to low heat for 30 minutes. Drain and add your beans 5 minutes before the end. Stir occasionally.
Before serving add salt & pepper to taste and any other preferred herbs.
Please be advised, calories are estimates and your ingredients may vary from mine.
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