Pulled BBQ Jackfruit
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Servings: 4
Author: Louise Cayzer
  • 1 tin green Jackfruit (NOT the sweet kind!!)
  • 1 red onion , finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic , finely chopped
  • 1 large pointy red pepper , chopped into strips
  • 1 tsp cumin (ground)
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds (ground)
  • 1/2 small chilli (to taste)
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 5 Tbs smokey BBQ sauce (I used one with Chipotle peppers)
  • 1 Tbs tomato paste
  • 1 tsp chipotle paste (optional - I had it so added it in!)
  • Extra hot sauce if you want more heat
  • 4 Tbs water.
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • salt to taste
  1. Drain the jackfruit & chop it up- it comes in trianglish pieces, with softer outer attached to a harder core. I chopped into smaller wedges,each with a little piece of the slightly harder core.
  2. Sweat the onion & garlic in the oila large frying pan until translucent.
  3. Add in the chilli and spices, and stir until they smell FAB.
  4. Add the pepper and tomato paste and cook for a few minutes
  5. Add in the jackfruit and stir to coat in all those lovely spices.
  6. Now, add in all the rest of the ingredients, stir to coat everything and turn the heat down. Put a lid on the frying pan and leave for at least 10 mins.
  7. By now the jackfruit will have softened, you'll be able to sort of smash it/pull it apart with two spoons and it will start looking 'pulled' and stringy.
  8. Keep cooking on a low heat- add a bit more water or sauce if it looks like it needs it. This will allow all those little stringy bits to be coated in delicious smokey BBQ sauce.
  9. To get a really authentic texture I then allowed the mix to slighty dry out, cooking it for another 10 mins or so until it almost caught a bit on the pan, creating even more depth of flavour.
  10. Taste and add more sauce/spices/salt if you think it needs it.
  11. Serve warm with Tortillas and all your favourite taco fillings alongside.
Recipe Notes

Use this as a taco filling, or make it into a slider thing. This amount is pretty much perfect for 4 hungry people.
It also reheats brilliantly, so make it the day before if you have loads of people coming over & have a taco party!