Pulled Barbecue Jackfruit Recipe | Abel & Cole

Pulled Barbecue Jackfruit

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Serves4-6 people

Huge, green, knobbly jackfruit are grown in South America and Asia, where they can be as big as 35kg each. We've gone for a slightly smaller portion of this amazing fruit in our vegan version of pulled pork. The fruity pineapple-ish flesh pairs beautifully with the smoky barbecue sauce and is delicious piled into buns with crisp green salad leaves.

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  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 1 tbsp Demerara sugar
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 4-6 burger buns
  • 1 onion
  • 400g tin of jackfruit
  • 200ml boiling water
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Mixed salad leaves, coleslaw or avocado, to serve

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1. Add 1 tbsp smoked paprika to a large bowl or jug and stir in 2 tbsp tomato ketchup, 1 tbsp each Demerara sugar and Dijon mustard and a good pinch of salt and pepper. Mix together well, then stir in 200ml boiling water to make a sauce. This is your barbecue sauce. Set aside.
2. Peel and thinly slice the onion. Drain the jackfruit.
3. Set a large pan over a medium-high heat and pour in 1 tbsp olive oil. Addthe onion and sprinkle in a good pinch of salt and pepper. Cook and stir for 5-6 mins till the onion has softened and slightly caramelised.
4. Reduce the heat and stir in the jackfruit. Pour in the barbecue sauce. Stir to mix, then use the back of a fork or potato masher to pull apart the jackfruit strands in the sauce.
5. Pop a lid on the pan. Gently cook for 15-20 mins on a low heat till the sauce has reduced and is sticky. While it's cooking, continue to mash the jackfruit every so often till it is all in strands.
6. Taste the jackfruit and add a pinch more salt or pepper if you think it needs it. Pile the pulled jackfruit into warmed buns with some mixed salad leaves, coleslaw or slices of avocado and serve.
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Sooo good; sooo easy; sooo quick; sooo tasty! This makes 4 fairly good sized portions. I had mine in the brioche burger buns with some slices of avocado. Delicious!



A quick and tasty recipe. Instead of serving this in a bun, I piled it on toast. A word of warning: stir the jackfruit in the saucepan regularly, otherwise you'll have to spend a while soaking your saucepan ;)