Summer and BBQ sauce are things that go hand in hand for me. I always liked things drowning in sauce, and with BBQ sauce and pulled Jackfruit, it’s supposed to be that way. This recipe is ridiculously easy to make, even if you make your own BBQ sauce (which I did). It’s also quite the hit at any potluck. The jackfruit, if roasted or slow cooked, has a great texture for sandwiches, wraps, tacos or as a salad topper. Going the extra mile and making you own sauce is definitely worth it here. You get to choose exactly what flavors go into your masterpiece, without all the typical additives of store bought sauces.
Jackfruit drowned in BBQ sauce to make the perfect summer topping for any sandwich, salad, bun or mushroom.
1 can green jackfruit in brine – drained and rinced
1.5 cup BBQ sauce
Pre-heat oven to 400F
Rinse the green jackfruit very well under room temp water. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and shred the jackfruit with you hans. You could also use a food processor of you’re not the hands on type. Spread it out evenly.
Roast the jackfruit for about 35-40 minutes, stiring halfway. Keep an eye on it so that it doesn’t burn!
When that’s done and slightly cooled, you can toss it with the bbq sauce in a large bowl. At this point, you can either marinate it in the sauce for up to 24 hours, or just roast it in the oven for another 25-30 minutes, until nice and caramelized.
Serve on buns with coleslaw, in tacos or any other way you fancy.
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