The second attempt I followed the directions and then spread it on a cookie sheet and baked it at 425 for about 20 mins. We are so glad you enjoyed it! Hi Erica, jackfruit in brine can work if you rinse it well enough. We have a recipe for perfect grill corn salsa if you’re interested in our corn grilling methods :D. Thanks so much! Note, I used fresh jackfruit. It’s super helpful for us and other readers. :( Dying to try this recipe! Thanks so much for sharing, Katie! I’m hoping they have jackfruit at one of the City Market grocers this weekend! Jackfruit is becoming increasingly popular as a vegan substitute for pulled meat. I see the Whiskey BBQ Ketch up Recipe but it has brown sugar. Let us know how it goes! For the BBQ sauce I used the “Zippy Barbecue Sauce” from AllRecipes. We’re so glad you enjoyed it, Elizabeth! I love pulled pork sandwiches even though I don’t like most meat, and they’re one of the reasons I couldn’t go vegan. We can’t guarantee the results but I think you could try this Kim! But it was still delicious. And the flavour combination was so lovely. Emily Racette Parulski is a Senior Editor for Taste of Home, specializing in email newsletters. The house is filled with BBQ smell – so good! You can eat it as it is or add it to a recipe. It’s hard to find a winning dinner in my house! Is this because of the BBQ sauce and the bread? My husband loved it! Just curious, are the calories for this recepie 1/5 of the pulled jackfruit and avocado slaw recepie, or just for the jackfruit? Fresh backfiring is sweet and mostly used for desserts. Green jackfruit should be the same as young jackfruit, so that’s perfect! I went to a BBQ recently and made this so I would have something to eat and enough to share. Turned out just fine with those changes. 10/10 thankyou! My husband and I had it for dinner tonight, and although he is the carnivore of the family, he thought it was delicious! There are lots of Asian markets in downtown Hamilton if that’s where you’re looking. See comments above. It is exactly like eating real BBQ and the avocado coleslaw was also insanely yummy. Hello lovely people! Hi Kasey, with this recipe…I am going to say no. I love it, have to give a try. On the other hand I was disappointed with the result of the recipe. Am I totally screwed or is it salvageable?!? Hey I’m in Columbia, SC too which Asian market? Only thing that sucks is it’s 9 gazillion carbs with a few grams of protein… ugh. Young or unripe jackfruit is most suited to savoury dishes, including 'pulled' jackfruit recipes. Great stuff. This recipe was delicious. This will become a staple can be made with store cupboard ingredients I can see this being a midweek lifesaver. Yes we used young jack fruit. :). Thanks for sharing your experience using fresh jackfruit! I bought canned JF at Pan Asia market. Thanks for sharing, Tammy! Or do you have any suggestions for keeping it warm/serving in large amount for a party? I’ve been wanting to try cooking with jackfruit for YEARS but I’ve never been sure it’s worth the hefty price tag on amazon. Dana, I’m salivating!!!!! Your recipes are delicious; your food photography is mouth-watering; and the clean look of your blog is appealing. So that’s what we did, and it turned out great! If you let us know, we’ll do our best to figure out whats causing that! But I found at room temperature the crumble fell apart unless I refrigerated it. Since I’m gluten free, I used Udi’s hamburger buns, which worked well. -The brine flavor was a little present, but it was almost vinegary, so I think adding some apple cider vinegar to the bbq sauce would help cover up the brineyness. Thanks for such a great recipe:). I used a fresh jackfruit which was a bit difficult to work with, but I am proud of myself for learning how to work with this new, wonderful fruit! I just bought a real one, not a can. We like it with extra avocado slices. no, honestly, I probably seem like a crazy lady but you’re so inspiring and humble and funny that I have to tell you :). We just recommend using jackfruit packed in water vs. brine. Toss to coat and cook for 2-3 minutes to achieve some color. I’m going to Amazon asap to get some jackfruit overnight-ed :). Hi Lindsey, the BBQ seasoning is added in step 2 and the sauce in step 4. Thanks for solving my strange sloppy-joe style craving I’ve been having with the recent warm weather. One of the lads saw the jackfruit in the bbq seasoning and asked if it was chicken, told him it was pork then dinner time came along and he kept talking about how good his bbq “pork” was. Well, I made it yesterday and it’s in the freezer! This was so so yummy! Are you sure that you did not get Durian instead?! AH-flippin-MAZING!!! Thanks so much! Even though they’re so huge, they actually grow high up on the trees (imagine if one fell on your head?! (but good!). If so I don’t know that it will work. Well worth the effort. I only had jackfruit in brine and it still tasted great. How freakin cool is this? thanks for sharing! So glad to hear it, Emily! So easy and so yummy! We are so glad you enjoy this recipe! This smoky jackfruit recipe … Regarding the “seeds” are you speaking of the little bulbs in the jackfruit? I’ve heard of jackfruit, but never as a meat sub. I really, really love this recipe! Definitely going into the “favorites” binder! I am trying to find jackfruit packed in only water but am having a difficult time. And for even more healthy fats and some protein, roasted salted cashews – because who doesn’t want a giant handful of cashews on anything they’re eating? I am a meat eater but like to cook with new things, and this doesn’t disappoint, yes the texture of the fruit isn’t quite the same as meat (but it’s a fruit) but the look and the flavour of these were incredible, happy to show them off to guests. Thanks for the great recipe! Jackfruit is a versatile ingredient, suitable for use in sweet and savoury dishes. Can is best for these types. I have made this 3 times and this past weekend I made it again and it reminded me how good and easy it is. :) All of your recepies are incredible, and have truly helped me in learning how to cook so much! Could I make it work or should I save them for something else? The jackfruit tasted great and I was still amazed at the outcome. Delicious- a real hit with everyone. I notice that the recipe says this is not really freezer friendly? Salt and preservative is fine! Hope that helps! It cooks down beautifully with the rest of the fruit if sliced on a diagonal, and makes more tasty BBQ jackfruit. Hmm, is it fresh and ripe? Next time, would you mind leaving a rating with your review? Look at you bringing Daddy and daughter together for the best pastime, eating, with a beautiful side dish :D Looking forward to trying this soon. It was even better than the first time I prepared because the flavors seemed to pop. I’ve been using your recipes for about 5 years now and every recipe you’ve every created is on point! Too kind! We’re so glad you and your partner both enjoy this recipe, Katie! In cans they’ll be in either brine or water. Fantastic recipe, thanks!! quick question – do you use smoked paprika or regular? Even as a salad on the side . Thanks for sharing, Mindy! What have I done will this work? Ahhh I heard of jackfruit but wasn’t too sure about how to use it! I’m going to eat it tomorrow with nachos and some non-dairy cheese (hypocritical given my comment above, but i think this needs it). I sautéed the spices and jackfruit in little oil, like you did in the pan, and after a few minutes added the bbq sauce. My meat eater boyfriend LOVED it! Thanks! Think of it like coring a pineapple! Many recipes, however, just call for "Jackfruit" with no explanation. As you said, the texture is not quite right but its still delicious so don’t be afriad to give it a go if that’s all you have access to. I would like to try to make this recipe again without any sugar in my sauce… a work in progress. Also, I have had excellent results both with jackfruit in brine (Trader Joe’s has a good one), and jackfruit in water. Thanks! But so yum!!!! That being said, I am a brand new cook! Unfortunately this was not a win. The flavor and texture of cashews have no business being on a BBQ pulled pork/jackfruit style sandwiches . Thank you!! Just saw this recipe. I just made this (minus the cashews) and it is SO GOOD! Ohh my this looks so yummy! So glad you enjoyed it! I was responding to the comment made by Megan and I thought she said “explicitly [don’t use trader joe’s]”. I’ve made a lot of your recipes with great success, but i’ve managed to foul up a few which you can read in my blog post (linked below). Lol!! Now, what to do with this mess I made for a church potluck??? oh wow it looks so much like pulled pork! Six out of seven of us thoroughly enjoyed this entree, and the one who didn’t doesn’t like BBQ sauce. Let us know if you give it a try! I think I want to try using jackfruit to make “crab” cakes next. Woah! Does the jackfruit you use have some salt in it? When I’m in my parents’ country, I try to at as much of it as I can because it’s delicious as is wen ripe. any ideas? The sticky white sap seems to be quite random and doesn’t seem to be tied to the ripeness of the fruit. I’ve never thought to make something like this with it though, so interesting! I had a loaf of bread from Cafe Europa in Kansas City and put the BBQ jackfruit on the bread. Drain and clean jackfruit.Toss with BBQ spices.Saute.Add BBQ sauce.Simmer.Voila! If it is bad you can slightly coat your hands with cooking oil. thanks! I was excited when I saw the recipe, until I read that my cans were in brine. Thus, I couldn’t keep it open on my ipad while cooking. Toss to coat. I made it into tacos and it was delicious!! We brought both dishes to a big get together with friends and no one could tell the difference! Thanks Mary Beth! This is one of my boyfriend and mine’s favorite recipes to make. I liked the chunkier texture. Made this tonight and it was absolutely delicious! I’m using Chrome on PC and Safari on iPhone. Thanks so much! Xo. :-). We can count on your recipes to exceed expectations! It’s not cute or charming to insult the fruits many Asian families eat regularly. I used Jackfruit in brine with zero issues. Thanks so much for the lovely review! Whole fruit, as in the photo to the left, has recently appeared (spring 2013) in some Indian markets down in Artesia. I’m trying to do this by using a BBQ lentil recipe in place of the BBQ sauce in this recipe. Glad you stuck through to the recipe, Tom! I sliced them up into small pieces and added – way less waste and they taste exactly the same. It’s super helpful for us and other readers. It is still very useable and gives you more to eat!! Made it many times. We’re so glad you enjoyed it! Thanks so much for sharing! the lemon juice in the slaw really brightened it up and adds a certain freshness to it too. Well without the brown sugar and it still worked out. xo. I’m not sure If that was the section you were talking about. In Indonesia where I lived as a student they use fresh unripe jackfruit for this type of dish. Is that part edible? We’re actually not sure! If so, can you give me directions? The only thing I changed was using frozen avocado puree instead of fresh avocado. We are so glad you enjoyed it! I made it for my parents and though they both eat animals, they really enjoyed this vegan meal. I have never had jackfruit before and it will, definitely, become a new staple in my vegetarian arsenal! Just tried jackfruit at a restaurant this week in a taco. Trader Joes has it, in the can veggie aisle. I just happen to have some in my freezer right now, I’d love to know if it works :). Thank You! It was definitely sticky as the latex seeped out, but the alternative is using oil to lube the blade and your hands to keep them from sticking. Think of peaches with Barb bq sauce on them. Thanks for an awesome recipe! oh my gosh, it looks just like pulled pork! If you aren’t vegan this recipe might convince you to try it. So much of eating is the visual and this misses the mark. I will absolutely be making this recipe again (and again, and again, and again)! Just an idea :), Just made this for dinner – it’s DELISH!! Texture is just like meat. I hope you didn’t accidently get a durian. The only jackfruit I have available is in brine. It was amazing. I’ve heard people doing that, but I haven’t tried it myself. Also used “sweet baby rays” BBQ sauce and it was quite spicy ? I can say the consistency of the jack fruit meat wasn’t meaty at all, so maybe that was because of the syrup. I bought canned jackfruit in syrup by mistake. Drain the canned jackfruit, and rinse it very well to remove any brine. Going to have to try this out, for sure! I’m also wary of any kind of meat mimicry, but the photos are so delicious looking that I decided to be adventurous and give it a try. I made these this morning. Thanks for following along and for the kind words, Evelyn! Thanks so much for sharing! This was my first time trying jackfruit, so I knew I needed to use one of the Minimalist Baker recipes to have a real way of knowing if I liked it or not. I tried this recipe last night. Not only did the meat eaters thank me for making ‘pulled pork’ they raved about it…only to find out it was jack fruit. Thanks so much for the lovely review, Pia. I’ve reached the conclusion that being a vegan is best served by cooking totally differently rather than trying to replace favourite foods. I’ll report back to tell you how it fares! Good luck! i like to prep things in batches and then have on hand to warm in a pinch. Hi Ira! Will probably just use a different slaw recipe. Truth be told, I very likely will be making it for dinner again tonight… :-). Right? We’re so glad you enjoy this recipe, Ashley! In the future, if it is too liquidy, you can cook with the lid removed, stirring often, to evaporate some of the moisture without it getting overly soft. Peel the jackfruit, place in a covered pan, and roast for 30-45 minutes. love that its not tofu…placing an amazon order tonight :-) For anyone having a hard time finding jackfruit in water, I used the brine version and it turned out great. can’t wait to feed it to my meat loving boyfriend and see what he thinks! Thanks for the speedy reply! The only thing I would say is don’t discard the little triangles of core from the jackfruit. I’ve made it several times already in the past few months. Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated with avocado slaw and roasted cashews and without buns. I used smoked paprika and chipolte chili pepper to the spice mix. Thanks so much for the lovely review, Nicola. Have you ever made it with fresh jackfruit? Hi Emily, Hmm, it shouldn’t have much of a fruit taste? Tested out a similar version I made –. Thanks so much for the lovely review and for sharing your modifications, Lisa. During this Coronavirus crisis recipes like this are a real bonus. Will defiantly be making it again! We also have a super-simple recipe for Jackfruit Citrus Pops that uses jackfruit, lime juice, sugar and coconut water to create a refreshing frozen treat. Recently, I thought I’d give jackfruit another chance and tried this recipe and I was not disappointed! ), you suggest that I rinse all the brine off and then pat dry? However, after this recipe, and your fabulous photography, I might have to rethink this vegan thing. Thanks for the recipe, will definitely be making this again! I thought, hmmmm, what’s going on here, is that a pulled pork on a vegan site and how can this be 10 ingredients or less? Ang. Just made this tonight!! This was so yummy! Instead of tossing out the “core” portion of the jackfruit, I like to grate it down and cool that up as well. We haven’t tried it that way, but it’s worth a shot! This recipe is simple, requiring just 10 ingredients (give or take a spice) and 30 minutes!