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Easy Vegan BBQ Jackfruit

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 20 oz can of green jackfruit in brine drained and shredded* 567g, I got it from Trader Joe's
  • 1/2 yellow onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 TBSP olive oil
  • 3/4 cup BBQ sauce of your choice
  • 2-3 tsp cumin
  • cayenne or crushed red pepper to taste, if you like heat! optional
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • To prep the jackfruit, drain the brine from the can and use two forks to pull apart the jackfruit pieces. It will resemble shredded meat. Set aside.
  • Add oil to a large skillet over medium heat. After a minute, add the onion, stir and saute for a few minutes, until fragrant. Then add the garlic and stir.
  • Add the shredded jackfruit to the skillet, followed by the cumin, salt, pepper and bbq sauce. Stir well to combine.
  • Cook the jackfruit mixture, stirring occasionally, for about 7-10 minutes. Taste and adjust flavors if necessary.