Jackfruit BBQ Easy Recipe

Can you believe this delicious looking barbecue is fruit? I know its pretty unbelievable but yup this is all fruit. Jackfruit to be exact, which is native to South Asia but is now available at Trader Joe's. I love using Jackfruit for a chicken substitute. 

It shreds easy and has the same texture as chicken so a perfect food to use for this BBQ recipe. For this recipe I used a can of green jackfruit, which I drained and rinsed well. After that I used a fork to shred the pieces of jackfruit and placed into the homemade barbecue sauce. 

Heating the jackfruit and combined sauce on a skillet for 5-7 minutes. We love this easy recipe and will be using it a ton over the summer. Who doesn't love a barbecue! 


+ 1 can of jackfruit (I found mine at Trader Joe's)

Barbecue Sauce:

+4 cloves garlic smashed

+2 tbsp tomato paste 

+2 cups ketchup

+1 tbsp chili powder

+2 cups water

+1 tbsp paprika 

+1 teaspoon red pepper (crushed)

+1/4 cup molasses

+1/4 cup dark brown sugar 

+1 tablespoon vegan Worcestershire sauce 

+1 tablespoon barges aminos

++Anything to pair the barbecue jackfruit with, I used brown rice & green beans


1. Mix together all of the barbecue sauce ingredients well in a large bowl.

2. Drain the jackfruit and rise well

3. Use a fork to shred pieces of the jackfruit and place in barbecue sauce ingredients

4. Let jackfruit marinate in barbecue sauce for 20-30 minutes 

5. Pour barbecue sauce and jackfruit in a skillet and heat for 5-7 minutes until warm. 

6. Enjoy over rice, in a wrap, on a sandwich, or any way you'd like to eat barbecue! 

Let us know if you make our Jackfruit BBQ recipe and be sure you tag us on social media at #thejaroudis!

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