This super easy vegan recipe is prepared in a crockpot and results in the most delicious Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Jackfruit ever. Jackfruit is a perfect plant-based substitute for pork. We pile the BBQ Pulled Jackfruit on sandwiches. SO good!

Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Jackfruit

Enjoy this easy to make Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Jackfruit on a bun with coleslaw on the side. You'll be so surprised how closely it mimics the other stuff!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Jackfruit
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 192kcal
Author Namely Marly


  • 2 20 oz cans Young Green Jackfruit in brine drained
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon liquid smoke
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries optional
  • 1 firm green pear chopped
  • 1 - 3 tablespoons olive oil optional


  • Place the drained jackfruit in a slow cooker and turn to high heat.
  • In a bowl combine the ketchup, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, liquid smoke, nutmeg, and water. Stir to combine.
  • Add the fresh cranberries and chopped pear to the jackfruit, pour the sauce over the top and stir to distribute evenly.
  • Place the lid on and cook for about 10-15 minutes on high. Once it starts to simmer, turn the heat to low and cook for four hours.
  • Optional: Place 1 tablespoon oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Place batches of the finished BBQ Pulled Jackfruit and cook until browned on the edges. Turn and cook on both sides. Place in a serving dish and repeat until you've browned all of the jackfruit.


* Use a gluten-free bun to make this sandwich gluten-free


Calories: 192kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 148mg | Potassium: 338mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 315IU | Vitamin C: 8.5mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 0.7mg