July 20

Instant Pot BBQ Jackfruit

Oh man! I was kinda hesitant to try this one at first. Jackfruit just wasn’t a fruit either of grew up around when we lived on the mainland. Since living in Hawaii, it’s definitely been “around” more. That still doesn’t quite directly translate to having experience handling or cooking it. That will be changing though! Bring on the jackfruit!

Jackfruit itself can be a huge pain-in-the-ass to process from it’s fresh fruit state. However, finding it canned and brined has been a game changer that makes cooking with it fast and easy. We’ve been finding it at our local natural foods grocery store, Asian markets, and everyone’s favorite Trader’s Joes.

We’ve also been noticing it pop up more and more either as whole fruit or in dishes or products at farmers markets and farm type events. Which has been a great way to try it prepared different ways. I have been amazed and converted to a true fan by how well jackfruit does as a meat alternative. If someone was to hand me a sandwich using this recipe at a BBQ, I probably won’t notice that it was really meat until I was told. I would most likely fail a blind taste test, and honestly might even lean more towards the jackfruit in a blind taste test.

If you’re vegetarian, vegan, or just want to try something new on a meatless monday – Give this recipe a shot!

Instant Pot BBQ Jackfruit

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
NPR 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 Servings


6 hamburger buns (gluten free if needed)

  • 2 20oz. can Jackfruit (in brine or water)
  • 18 oz. Barbecue sauce
  • 6 Hamburger buns
  • coleslaw


Prepare your jackfruit: Drain and rinse the canned jackfruit.

If desired, chop off the "core" portions and discard, we usually leave them though.

    Add the jackfruit to the Instant Pot along with 1 cup of water. Put on the lid, seal, and set to high pressure for 5 minutes. Allow the pressure to release naturally, or if you are in a hurry you can manually release the pressure (carefully).

      Drain the jackfruit, and then add it back to the Instant Pot. Mash with a potato masher until it resembles pulled meat (see photo above).

        Make the barbecue sauce following these instructions (unless you are using store bought sauce).

          Add the barbecue sauce to the pulled jackfruit, and turn on the saute feature. Cook for 2-5 minutes until warmed through. Serve on buns with shredded cabbage.


            Original recipe: https://www.noracooks.com/instant-pot-pulled-bbq-jackfruit/
            Keyword BBQ, Instant Pot, Vegetarian
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            Posted July 20, 2019 by Food.PWWF in category "Dinner", "Instant Pot", "Lunch

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