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Pulled Jackfruit Nachos with Homemade BBQ Sauce

pulled jackfruit nachos

I’ve been wanting to experiment with jackfruit for a while, but felt a little intimidated to try. I’m not sure why! Pulled jackfruit is so easy to make and can be used in a huge variety of dishes. I went for pulled jackfruit nachos, but this recipe would also make delicious tacos, burritos or a plain ol sandwich!

So anyhow. Last night we had a family get together and I finally took the plunge. Welcome to our lives delicious pulled jackfruit!! We were all BLOWN AWAY by its amazing flavour. Also, I promise, if you don’t tell anyone, they will have no idea it’s not pork. I plan to trick many of my carnivorous friends with this, just for fun. Hehe.

It may not look the most appetizing fresh out of it’s can. But, I beg you, please don’t let that discourage you. The end result is AMAZING. If you don’t believe me, give it a try for yourself! This will not disappoint.

pulled jackfruit prep

Once you’ve sautéed your pulled jackfruit in a little oil, add the BBQ sauce you just made and let it simmer.

pulled jackfruit cooking

It may look a little soupy at first, but don’t be discouraged. Let the BBQ sauce simmer and reduce, and the jackfruit will absorb the delicious sauce. This will take about 5-6 minutes. The end result will look something like this. Now try and tell me this doesn’t look anything like pulled pork.

pulled jackfruit cooked

Use the pulled jackfruit in any way you would use pulled pork.

I went for nachos this time and topped them with diced tomatoes, red onion, corn, black beans, Minimalists Baker’s Queso, and fresh cilantro. I served them with some Tostitos Salsa, my 3 Minute Guac, & Dairy Free Sour Cream.

Next time I make this recipe, I think I’ll go for tacos! YUM.

As always, let me know in the comments below if you and your friends and family enjoy these EASY to make pulled jackfruit nachos. I’d love to hear from you! Or if you use the recipe in a different way, tell me all about it. I love to hear your creative feedback!

pulled jackfruit nachos

Pulled Jackfruit Nachos with Homemade BBQ Sauce

Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: gluten free, nut free, vegan
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
Pulled jackfruit nachos are AMAZING for pub night at home. The homemade BBQ sauce makes the jackfruit taste just like pulled pork!
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  • 1 can young green jackfruit drained & rinsed (Make sure the canned jackfruit is in water, not syrup)
  • 1 tsp grape seed oil
  • 1 220g bag multigrain Tostitos or tortilla chips of choice
  • your favourite nacho toppings

BBQ Sauce Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tbsp mustard
  • 1/2 tsp tamari
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 1/2 tbsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme


  • Make your bbq sauce by adding all the ingredients to a small sauce pan and whisking together. Bring the sauce to a simmer over medium low heat and cook for 8-10 minutes. Set aside.
  • Remove seeds from jackfruit and pull apart with your hands or using 2 forks. It will shred very easily resembling the texture of pulled pork.
  • Add the oil and jackfruit to a large skillet and cook over medium heat for 3-4 minutes, then add your bbq sauce and let simmer. The jackfruit will absorb the sauce as it cooks. This will take about 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, layer your chips in a serving platter and then top with the pulled jackfruit, and any of your other favourite nacho toppings and dips. (I used diced tomato, corn, black beans, 3 minute guac, salsa, and cashew cream.)
Calories: 336kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 715mg | Potassium: 254mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 620IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 106mg | Iron: 1.8mg
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*Nutritional information is an estimate, calculated using online tools.

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