Pulled BBQ Jackfruit Vegetarian Burger

Going meat free doesn’t necessary mean lentils and beans, instead enjoy the same luxuries as before. This Pulled BBQ Jackfruit is a yummy alternative to Pulled Pork and is perfect in either a burger or a taco.

Pulled BBQ Jackfruit Vegetarian Burger
PREP TIME 5 minutes COOK TIME 2 hours 40 minutes MAKES


  • 2 tins of jackfruit
  • 1 onion thinly sliced
  • 113g of BBQ sauce
  • 85g of soy sauce
  • 85g of rice syrup
  • 1 teaspoon of ground paprika
  • 1 teaspoon of chipotle
  • 85g of tomato purée

Preparation method

  1. Start by preheating the oven to 180°C.
  2. Using a colander, drain the Jackfruit when removing it from its tin and using a paper towel, pat dry the fruit. Place the Jackfruit into the oven to cook for one hour on each side.
  3. Two hours later when the Jackfruit has been cooked, in a medium frying pan, add the onion and let the onion fry for around 5 minutes before adding the remaining ingredients, including the Jackfruit.
  4. Give all the ingredients a stir before leaving to simmer for around 30 minutes, stirring occasionally throughout. If there are any chunky bits of fruit, using a wooden spoon, break the pieces into smaller chunks.
  5. After 30-40 minutes, remove the ingredients from the saucepan and serve either as a filling in a burger with salad or in a taco, the choice is up to you.