Green jackfruit is often referred to as the vegetarian’s meat. It is the fruit of a
tree native to South Asia and Southeast Asia. When green jackfruit cooks and
softens, it begins to pull apart, taking on an appearance similar to pulled pork.
The hardest part of this recipe is finding canned green jackfruit (available in
most Asian markets). You can occasionally find fresh green jackfruit, but it’s
extremely messy, sticky, and difficult to cut.
Two 20-ounce cans green jackfruit in water, drained
1½ cups barbecue sauce
1 onion, diced
1 green bell pepper, seeded and diced medium
1. Rinse the green jackfruit thoroughly.
2. Place all the ingredients in a slow cooker and cook on medium heat for 4–5
hours. Jackfruit will begin to fall apart and have the consistency of pulled pork.
3. After cooking for 4–5 hours, use a fork to pull apart the fruit and stir
4. Turn the slow cooker to low heat and cook for another 1–2 hours.