Barbecued Jackfruit

Barbecued Jackfruit

Yield: 2 cups

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword barbecue, jackfruit
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 110 kcal


SAUTE' until tender

  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced


  • 14 oz canned green jackfruit drained and cut
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 cup water additional

ADD sauce as needed

  • 1/2 cup Kristina's Barbecue Sauce ~see recipe


  1. DRAIN and rinse jackfruit, using a colander.

  2. CUT jackfruit into small pieces and gently pull apart. Discard anything that is tough and the really large seeds.

  3. SAUTE onion, and garlic for about 5 minutes.

  4. ADD jackfruit, paprika, smoked paprika, and salt.

  5. ADD Barbecue Sauce until desired consistency and mix.

  6. SIMMER for a few minutes, stirring frequently.

  7. POUR into an oiled-coated casserole dish.

  8. BAKE at 300F for 30 minutes.

  9. SERVE as a Sloppy Joe sandwich filling and eat with Kristina's Coleslaw.

Recipe Notes

For this recipe you need green jackfruit–not ripe! Sometimes the can will say “young” or “unripe”. My favorite canned jackfruit is the Native Forest organic jackfruit, because it uses lime juice, instead of preservatives.

Nutrition Facts
Barbecued Jackfruit
Amount Per Serving (0.5 cup)
Calories 110 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Sodium 69mg3%
Potassium 185mg5%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 443IU9%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 50mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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