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Vegan Pulled Pork Sandwiches

These sandwiches are a great plant-based alternative to the classic pulled pork sandwich. The jackfruit is seasoned with spices and BBQ sauce, creating a tender and flavorful meat substitute that even the stanchest of meat eaters will love.

Tasty Team
94% would make again


for 6 servings

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 cups jackfruit (450 g), fresh or canned
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon vegan worcestershire
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 2 cups vegetable stock (480 mL)
  • ½ cup vegan bbq sauce (120 g)


  • 6 vegan buns
  • vegan coleslaw

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 694
  • Fat 28g
  • Carbs 97g
  • Fiber 3g
  • Sugar 21g
  • Protein 9g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Preheat your oven to 350ºF (180ºC).
  2. Oil a large knife and cut the jackfruit in half.
  3. NOTE: If using fresh jackfruit, line your work surface with plastic wrap
  4. Carefully remove the core of the jackfruit by cutting into it at an angle.
  5. Pull each fruit out and remove its seeds and outer coating. Rinse the fruit thoroughly then dry.
  6. NOTE: You can save the seeds to roast.
  7. Heat the oil over medium heat in a large pan or Dutch oven.
  8. Add the onions and garlic, and cook until translucent.
  9. Add the jackfruit, spices, Worcestershire, and liquid smoke. Stir to coat evenly.
  10. Add the vegetable stock and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 45 minutes, until the liquid is mostly absorbed and the fruit has broken down.
  11. Spread the jackfruit on a prepared baking sheet.
  12. Bake for 75 minutes, until the liquid has baked out and the jackfruit has a deeper brown color.
  13. Pour the vegan barbecue sauce over the jackfruit.
  14. Mix and return to the oven for 15 minutes.
  15. Serve warm on vegan buns with vegan coleslaw.
  16. Enjoy!
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