Vegetarian Barbecued Pulled ‘Pork’

imageIs it pork? Is it chicken?  Is it beef?  How about none of the above?  That’s right, it’s a vegetarian dish: barbecued pulled “pork.”  I first saw this Australian recipe video  a few days ago and  was skeptical about it.  But I tried it and lo and behold, it really tastes like barbecued pulled pork, except that it’s made of a fruit, Jackfruit!

It’s a recipe that vegetarians and meat eaters should try. Here’s to your health!


One can (9.8 fl. oz, drained), green jackfruit.

1 tbsp brown sugar

1/2 tbsp paprika

1/2 tsp garlic powder

A pinch of salt

A pinch of pepper

1/4 tsp chili powder

1/2 up barbecue sauce

1/2 tsp liquid smoke

2 tbps Olive oil



In a medium bowl, mix jackfruit, sugar, paprika, garlic power, chili powder and salt and pepper.  Heat Olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat.  Add the jackfruit mixture and cook for 2-3 minutes.  Add barbecue sauce and liquid smoke. Turn over the jackfruit and continue to cook for another 2-3 minutes. Reduce heat to low and using a fork, shred the jackfruit. Remove from heat and serve with toasted or grilled Ciabatta bread slices.


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