BBQ Pulling Jackfruit


1 tbsp vegetable oil

1 red onion, finely chopped or 1 tbsp onion powder

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp ground cumin

2 tsp paprika or smoked paprika

2 tsp Tabasco (regular or chipotle)

1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

4 tbsp BBQ sauce

200g can chopped tomato

2 x 400g cans jackfruit




  1. Heat the oil in a frying pan and fry for at least 10 minutes until the onion is soft.

  2. Add the spices to the onions and cook for 2-3 minutes.

  3. Add the Tabasco, vinegar and bbq sauce and mix well before adding in the tomatoes, the drained jackfruit and 200ml water.

  4. Leave to simmer gently, covered, for 30 mins stirring every 5 mins to help break down the jackfruit, then take the lid off and cook a further 10 minutes. You may need to add a splash more water at this stage.

  5. Once cooked, use a fork to make sure all of the jackfruit is well shredded. Check seasoning and add another tbsp of bbq sauce if necessary for extra stickiness.

  6. Serve with salad, homemade guacamole and stuff into a delicious soft bread roll.

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