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Jackfruit Sliders

Jackfruit Pulled Pork Sliders

Jackfruit Sliders, bathed in a sweet, spicy chipotle cherry BBQ sauce, mimic the taste and texture of pulled pork (making them a fantastic meatless option).

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword cherry bbq sauce, jackfruit burger recipe, jackfruit pulled pork
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 400 kcal
Author Denisse



  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup finely diced onion
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon chipotle powder
  • ½ teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • ½ cup fresh cherries pitted
  • Salt and ground pepper to taste


  • 1 20 ounce can jackfruit in brine or water drained and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 slider buns
  • Slaw


  1. Heat the olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the onions and cook until translucent. Add the cumin and chipotle powder and cook for one minute. Add the ketchup, brown sugar and apple cider vinegar and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and add cherries. Stir to combine and cook for about 5-7 minutes.
  2. Remove sauce from heat and season with salt and pepper. Allow to cool slightly. Transfer to a blender or food processor and puree until smooth. Set aside.
  3. In a skillet over medium heat, heat a little water or oil. Add the jackfruit and cook until blackened in spots, turning occasionally, about 5 minutes. Add half of chipotle cherry BBQ sauce and ½ cup water to skillet. Stir and cover; turn heat down to medium-low and cook for about 10 minutes, then stir again, adding more water if needed. Cover and cook for another 10 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat. Using a fork, shred the jackfruit until it resembles pulled pork. Assemble sliders with slaw and and BBQ jackfruit. Add more BBQ sauce if desired.

Recipe Notes

  •  Jackfruit in a can is not raw, so you don’t have to cook it for a certain amount of time.
  • Make sure you are getting canned green jackfruit in brine or water NOT syrup or ripe jackfruit.
  • For making this recipe refined sugar-free, use homemade sugar-free ketchup, and add coconut sugar or stevia instead of light brown sugar to sweeten the cherry bbq sauce.
  • You can absolutely use a different BBQ sauce here and play around with the spices to really make this your own.