BBQ ‘Pulled Pork’ Burrito

Yummy pulled jackfruit recipes will satisfy even the most avid meat lover. There are some pretty good YouTube videos attesting to this!

This rich BBQ meat substitute (how is it even so meaty?!) is so good wrapped up in a garlic and herb burrito, with layers of hot sauce and a fresh salad garnish.

Super easy, cruelty-free and an all round 10/10 in my book!


The Recipe

To serve two people:

  • 1 tin of young green jackfruit in brine (not syrup!) – see below for more details
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1 vegetable stock cube
  • 1/2 cup of BBQ sauce
  • 1/4 cup of tomato ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon of hot sauce (I use Sriracha)
  • 1 tablespoon of nutritional yeast flakes (optional)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 small tin of pinto (or other) beans, drained
  • 2 flour tortillas (I like garlic and herb)
  • Burrito garnish: I used avocado, spring onions, tomatoes, spinach, green chillies and Violife dairy-free cheese.
  1. Open your tin of jackfruit, drain the brine and give the chunks a good rinse under some cold water.
  2. Pop them onto a chopping board, and cut off the tough centres of the chunks. It doesn’t really matter if you don’t do this – but they’re harder in texture, and take longer to cook.
  3. In a large frying pan or wok, heat a little oil over a medium heat. Add your jackfruit chunks, garlic, paprika, and a pinch of salt and pepper- cook for a few minutes.
  4. Then add the water, stock cube, BBQ sauce, ketchup, hot sauce and nutritional yeast flakes.
  5. Mix, cover the pan and allow to simmer gently for 20 minutes.
  6. Once sufficiently simmered, you should be able to pull the jackfruit apart with two forks. It will look virtually identical to pulled pork!
  7. Add the beans, and heat gently for a few more minutes until warmed through. Season and adjust to taste if necessary.
  8. Create your burritos by adding the ‘pulled pork’, salad and cheese substitute into the tortilla wraps, and rolling and tucking using some kitchen foil. I add some extra hot sauce or some garlic egg-free mayo!

Jackfruit is easily available from nearly all Asian/Chinese supermarkets – and very cheap! I get ours for roughly £0.70 a tin. It’s also available to order online. For the purposes of savoury recipes, be sure you buy jackfruit in either brine or water. Syrup will not be pleasant! If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

Also, Violife is one of my favourite cheese substitute! It melts just like dairy cheese, tastes just the same and is around the same price. It’s available from virtually all health food shops, and also online.


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