Best Vegan Pulled Pork Sandwich

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Vegan BBQ Jackfruit Pulled Pork, with its tender meaty texture and smoky BBQ flavors, will impress even the most dedicated meat eaters! It looks, tastes, and shreds just like real pulled pork but completely plant-based. Shove it onto a bun topped with creamy coleslaw and make delicious BBQ jackfruit sandwiches!


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BBQ jackfruit pulled pork

  • 1 red onion (can use yellow or white), roughly chopped
  • 3 20ounce cans of jackfruit in brine (Young Green Jackfruit)
  • 1 tablespoon of garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon of onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon of chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons of smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of liquid smoke
  • 1 Tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of worcestershire sauce (vegetarian)
  • 1 1/2 cups of low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 2 cups of barbecue sauce
  • 2 French baguettes, hamburger buns, or favorite rolls



For the jackfruit pulled pork

  1. First thing, drain and rinse the jackfruit. For a softer texture, halve the pieces and remove the core and seeds. 
  2. Preheat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chopped onions and cook until soft, about 5-6 minutes. Add the jackfruit, garlic powder, chili powder, smoked paprika, cumin, liquid smoke, soy sauce, and vegan Worcestershire sauce. Cook for 2-3 minutes, add the vegetable broth, cover, and simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  3. While the jackfruit cooks, preheat your oven to 425˚F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  4. Once done simmering, mash and shred the jackfruit with a potato masher or fork, then transfer to the baking sheet. Spread it out, pour ½ cup of barbecue sauce over the jackfruit, toss lightly, and bake for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven, pour the remaining 1 ½ cups of barbecue sauce over the top, spread evenly with the back of a wooden spoon, and bake for another 20-25 minutes.
  5. Remove from the oven and serve on baguettes or hamburger buns with vegan coleslaw.

For the coleslaw

  1. Add all of the ingredients to a large mixing bowl and toss.
  2. Chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours.



  • To freeze, place leftovers in a freezer-safe container and freeze them for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge and reheat when you’re ready to serve.
  • Jackfruit pulled pork can be made up to five days in advance. Store it in the refrigerator in an airtight container. Reheat in a large pan over medium heat and enjoy.