BBQ Jackfruit Recipe

Rating 5.0
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This bbq jackfruit recipe results in tender, moist, chewy, and flavorful ribs that feel, look and taste like the real thing. These vegan ribs are easy to make, so you can spend less time tending to the grill and more time indulging.
Utensils Dinner
Globe New American
Chef Jenn is classically trained chef specializing in plant-based cuisine who brings nearly 15 years of professional experience to the table. Since graduating from culinary school, she has spent time honing her craft in Australia, Italy and in the U.S., including in Michelin-starred restaurants in New York City. Chef Jenn is now a freelance personal chef offering everything from catering services to cooking classes and beyond.


1 cup(s)
high-gluten flour
1/4 cup(s)
nutritional yeast
1 tsp
1 tsp
onion powder
1 tsp
garlic powder
1/2 tsp
mustard powder
1/4 tsp
ginger powder
1/2 tsp
ground black pepper
16 oz
baby jackfruit, chopped
1 tsp
liquid smoke
1 tblsp
vegan Worcestershire sauce
1 tblsp
soy sauce or coconut aminos
1/2 cup(s)
vegetable broth
1 cup(s)
BBQ Sauce
1 tsp
olive oil

Directions 12 steps | 45 Minutes

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a medium mixing bowl, mix together the flour, nutritional yeast, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, mustard powder and black pepper. 

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Step 2

Add the chopped jackfruit and quickly mix to incorporate the dry ingredients. (See Notes.)

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Step 3

Add the liquid smoke, vegan Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce and vegetable broth. Mix thoroughly.

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Step 4

Turn the mixture out onto a clean, dry surface and knead the mixture with your hands. 

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Step 5

Form the mixture into a loaf shape and cut it into two equal parts, creating two flat rectangular loaves.

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Step 6

Heat up either a charcoal or stovetop grill and when hot, grill mark both sides of your jackfruit loaves. Let the marks get nice and dark, being careful not to burn them.

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Step 7

Coat the bottom of a 9x12-inch baking dish with ½ cup of BBQ sauce. 

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Step 8

Place the grilled loaves in the sauce and flip to coat both sides.

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Step 9

Bake the loaves in the oven, uncovered, for 30 minutes.

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Step 10

Rest the jackfruit ribs for 10 minutes before cutting. 

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Step 11

Baste with the remaining BBQ sauce and slice into 1-inch slabs. 

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Step 12

Serve hot. Enjoy!

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The gluten activates very quickly. Work swiftly to ensure that all of the jackfruit pieces are incorporated into the loaf as it forms.

Nutrition Per Serving
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3.3 g
14.5 g
87.1 g


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Jolee S.


29 Jul 2022

This is life-saving for meatless meals!

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Jessica U.


22 Jul 2022

Yum! This recipe has been a game changer for our BBQ get togethers!

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Glen B.


12 Jul 2022

I am not vegan but I'm curious about this recipe. 🤔

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