BBQ Jackfruit is super easy, cut pop it in the oven with sliced onions, BBQ sauce, and the right seasonings, and it's done in less than 30 minutes! Tangy and sweet--perfect for piling on a bun with your favorite toppings. Or get creative and use it for tacos, pizza, or a vegan quesadilla filling.
Drain and rinse your jackfruit. (You don't need to discard the seeds--they will get broken down in the oven.)
Place the jackfruit in a bowl or pan. Using two forks, shred the jackfruit. Set aside.
Slice your onion into thin strips.
Add the jackfruit to a mixing bowl with the spices, onions, and BBQ sauce. Stir to combine.
Spread the mixture evenly over a lined baking sheet.
Place the jackfruit in the oven and roast on 425°F or 220°C for 25 to 30 minutes. After 15 minutes you should pull the jackfruit out of the oven to loosen it from the sheet with a spatula and redistribute. You might also notice a few more bits of the jackfruit that need to be broken up.
When the edges are starting to get crispy and brown, the jackfruit is done. Remove from the oven, stir in another ¼ cup of bbq sauce, and serve immediately!
This recipe makes 2 to 4 servings. If you're making bbq sandwiches, it really depends on the size of your buns. For my family of two adults and two children, this is the perfect amount. However, if you're making this recipe for adults or teens, you might want to double the recipe.
To get the edges crispy in the oven, be sure to distribute the jackfruit evenly over the sheet pan.
If you want to sub out liquid vegetable broth for powdered broth, cook the jackfruit in a skillet with 1 cup of vegetable broth before transferring to a sheet pan for baking.
You can use this homemade BBQ sauce or your favorite brand.