Feb 24, 2017

Pulled BBQ Jackfruit + Quick Barbecue Sauce


bbq jackfruit

Am I late to the Jackfruit party or what? Yes, there are many recipes out there for barbecued jackfruit and here I am creeping across the finish line. But… it’s not a race after all, is it? And while the rest of the plant-based world has been experimenting with jackfruit as a meat replacement, I’ve been enjoying creating recipes using MY particular favorite such product: Soy Curls

So I made these. And I must say, there were good. But next time… I’m using Soy Curls! I just think the texture of the curls is so much more meaty and substantial. Jackfruit, at least the canned variety that I buy, is just too soft for my texture-sensitive palate in this particular dish. I do really enjoy it in other things though. One that comes to mind is my Krabby Patties … oh, sooo good! Anyway, I did create a fabuloso quick barbecue sauce for this recipe that really rocks which I will definitely be using again.

Yes, I have been glaringly absent from your inbox of late. But I have a good excuse. I’ve been working non-stop on my latest screenplay which is finally done and off to contest-land and other outlets which will hopefully prove fruitful in getting my baby up onto the big screen. And, as fate would have it, I also recently optioned a different script and that project is looking mighty hopeful indeed! And, in addition, I’ve been working on a new website which will be more broadly devoted to holistic, spiritual and health issues (not just recipes). I’ll keep you posted and let you know when it’s live!

Meanwhile… here is today’s recipe. Enjoy!

Healthy trails, 





Pulled Jackfruit with a Quick BBQ Sauce

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: Makes enough for 4 fat sandwiches.

A quick and easy vegan dish to tickle your tangy tastebuds!


  • one 20 oz. can jackfruit (see notes)
  • for the sauce
  • one 7 oz. jar tomato paste (I use Boinature brand)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 TBS tamari or other low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tsp worcestershire sauce (I ALWAYS have to look up the spelling!)
  • ¼ cup coconut sugar or other minimally processed sweetener
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½-1 tsp hot sauce (adjust to taste)
  • pinch ground cloves


  1. Drain and rinse the jackfruit and, using your fingers or a couple of forks, pull it apart so that it is shredded.
  2. Combine all sauce ingredients in a saucepan. Mix well and add the shredded jackfruit. Simmer for about 20 minutes until hot and bubbly.
  3. Serve on a whole grain bun with your favorite accompaniments.


I used one can of jackfruit. You can use more if you want, maybe even 2 full cans, which I will do next time OR use less of the BBQ sauce with one can. My sammies were pretty loose (lots of sauce).

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2 responses to “Pulled BBQ Jackfruit + Quick Barbecue Sauce”

  1. Leslie Kammer says:

    I didn’t think Worcestershire was vegan, but there is a veganized version of it.

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