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Pulled Jackfruit [vegan] by Jack Stein

Pulled Jackfruit [vegan] by Jack Stein

Juicy, meaty and tender these delicious pulled jackfruit buns are served with homemade pickled onions, red cabbage and cucumber.
5 from 1 vote
DieTARY CHOICEDairy-Free Recipes, Egg-Free Recipes, High Fibre Recipes, Low Fat Recipes, Nut-Free Recipes, Soya-Free Recipes, Vegan Recipes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Family Meals, Meatless BBQ, Quick & Easy, Sandwiches & Wraps, Street Food
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4 people
Calories 430 kcal


  • 2 saucepans
  • grill


  • 4 burger buns or bao buns
  • 400 g tinned jackfruit in brine


  • 1 brown onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp Chinese five spice
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper - optional if you prefer less heat
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 400 g tomato ketchup
  • 20 g white wine vinegar
  • 10 g soy sauce
  • 5 g marmite


  • 1 red onion sliced into rounds
  • 50 g white wine vinegar
  • 20 g water
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt


  • Cucumber rounds
  • Vegan mayonnaise
  • Finely sliced red cabbage


  • To make the pickled onions, place all the ingredients in a pan and bring to the boil. Take off the heat and allow to cool.
  • In a saucepan, soften the onions and garlic in vegetable oil on a medium heat. Then add the spices, ketchup and vinegar. Drain the liquid from the tinned jackfruit and add the jackfruit to the pan. Slowly simmer for 20 minutes, gradually pulling the jackfruit apart with a fork or tongs. Finish with the marmite and soy sauce. Set aside.
  • Slice the burger buns in half and lightly char them on a grill. Fill with the jackfruit, pickled onions, cucumber, cabbage and mayonnaise.


Serving: 300gCalories: 430kcalCarbohydrates: 80gProtein: 8gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1905mgPotassium: 647mgFiber: 4gSugar: 28gVitamin A: 1237IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 167mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Jackfruit
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