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Pulled “pork” jackfruit

It’s coming closer and closer to Thanksgiving, my favorite time of the year strictly to celebrate food. Being a vegan during Thanksgiving isn’t hard if you love to cook, and this year I’ve been experimenting with new foods. Recently giving up soy for my hypothyroidism and gluten for my breakouts, I’m running out of options! I’m also allergic to a lot of staple foods: beans, rice, corn, oats, peanuts, avocados, pineapple and (milk and eggs, but that doesn’t matter anymore obviously) and many more. So, I was excited to read about this recipe using jackfruit as a pulled pork dish. I’ve been seeing this pop up in vegan food menus but could never try it with all the other things they add in there, so when I found this recipe, I quickly started to prepare. I changed the recipe around for my own taste and convenience. I ordered the canned jackfruit off amazon (be sure to get ones with water or brine, the syrup may be too sweet, I haven’t tried it myself). I also prepared a vegan BBQ sauce that can be found here:

(Mix ingredients in a pot and cook until barely boiling)

Now, onto the jackfruit! Don’t be scared off by jackfruit, the recipe is fairly simple to do! A little sauté and baking and you’re done!


3 20 oz jackfruit cans in brine or water
1 tsp oil
1 onion and 4-5 cloves garlic
1 tsp sugar, brown sugar, chili powder
1/2 tsp cumin
1 1/2 tsp liquid smoke
1 cup veggie broth
1/2 cup bbq sauce* from above recipe

1. Preheat oven to 400
2. Drain and rinse jackfruit. Remove core (the hardest part on each piece)
2. Saute onions over medium for 7 minutes, add garlic and saute for another few minutes
3. Add jackfruit and spices and stir until jackfruit is covered

4.Add vegetable broth, cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until all liquid is absorbed
5. Use two forks to disassemble jackfruit into pulled pork texture
6. Spread jackfruit on baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes

7. Remove from oven, cover with BBQ sauce, and put back into the oven for another 15-20 minutes
8. Enjoy with tortillas, french bread, collard greens, or make into cabbage wraps!


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