Slimming World Pulled Jackfruit Recipe

Pulled Jackfruit

Ever since I first entered the world of veganism I have been blown away by the non-dairy/ non-meat versions of some of my favourite things. When I first came across the idea of pulled jackfruit I was confused how a fruit could really be a substitute for meat, come on?! Just like a lot of the tweaks/ slimming world recipes/ vegan alternatives I knew I had to give it a try and I was incredibly impressed with the outcome. While I could tell it wasn’t pork it did have the same consistency and texture as the meat version, although I’m sure getting it in a vegan restaurant would taste so much nicer than my version.

All the recipes I had seen told you to use a massive load of BBQ sauce and, of course this is a bit of a no-no on slimming world so I used the pulled pork recipe and just swapped in the main component to make pulled jackfruit.

slimming world pulled jackfruit

To begin with I drained the jackfruit from the brine and rubbed them over with a mixture of paprika, garlic powder and herbs then I made the sauce. The sauce is pretty much passata (I’d say 250g per tin of Jackfruit is enough), 2-3 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar, 4-5 tablespoons of Worchestershire Sauce and then a load of herbs/ seasoning. I added onions and some red peppers to the mixture but you can choose to not, or use an alternative.

Now it’s just a case of popping it all in a wok with some fry light and cooking it. I left mine on for around 15 minutes, although it could have done with a little bit longer. When the jackfruit begins to soften you’ll be able to pull it apart like pulled pork although this was a little tricky to do in the wok and I did most of this when it was in my bowl. Once cooked viola you have pulled jackfruit which is just 1 syn for the fruit itself.

Have you tried any vegan alternatives to your favourite meat dishes?
March 21, 2016
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33 Comments

  • Reply Jade Pearse

    Never even heard of Jackfruit before! Recipe looks good though 🙂

    March 21, 2016 at 3:41 pm
  • Reply Stella Kashmoney

    No I haven’t but this looks quite tasty x

    March 21, 2016 at 3:55 pm
  • Reply Sarah Bailey

    Ohh these sounds delicious – I haven’t tried it before, but definitely would like to. x

    March 21, 2016 at 7:03 pm
  • Reply StressedMum

    I have never heard of jackfruit, am going to have to have a look now and try it x

    March 22, 2016 at 9:53 am
  • Reply Hungry_Healthy_Happy

    I have been hearing a lot about jackfruit over the past couple of months, but I haven’t tried it yet. I am definitely giving it a try soon though.

    March 22, 2016 at 11:11 am
  • Reply The London Mum

    Oh wow, that’s genius! I never thought of using jack fruit as a meat substitute- but I actually think it would be really delicious!

    March 22, 2016 at 1:43 pm
  • Reply Sarah Bailey

    I have to admit I don’t think I’ve heard of Jackfruit before, but I would certainly like to give this a try 🙂 x

    March 22, 2016 at 2:48 pm
  • Reply Jo Smith

    So what even is a jackfruit?! This sounds gorgeous but I swear I’d never heard of a jackfruit until today ha! Love learning new stuff 🙂

    March 22, 2016 at 5:44 pm
    • Reply Rhian Westbury

      I did question it when I first read about it online and I could not believe that some people thought it was pork! x

      March 23, 2016 at 9:08 am
  • Reply Ana De Jesus

    I have never tried Jackfruit but I like that it could be considered as a meat free alternative. I might have to try it myself!

    March 23, 2016 at 12:38 am
  • Reply Liz Mays

    I’ve never tried a vegan alternative, but I totally would. This actually sounds like something I would completely enjoy!

    March 23, 2016 at 2:48 am
  • Reply fashion-mommy

    No, but it is so interesting to hear how you can put a twist on an whole favourite.x

    March 23, 2016 at 9:44 am
  • Reply Laura Hartley

    I’ve heard so much about pulled jack fruit but I can’t find the damn thing in supermarkets anywhere!! Would really love to give this a go!

    March 23, 2016 at 1:12 pm
  • Reply Ali

    I haven’t heard of Jack fruit before and I am vegetarian so I’m really intrigued. Will have to keep an eye out for it.

    March 23, 2016 at 1:39 pm
  • Reply Nicol Wong

    ive never tried jackfruit before but i would definitely give this a try. pulled jackfruit definitely sounds very intriguing!

    March 23, 2016 at 2:18 pm
  • Reply Tara | C&CO.

    I have never tried jackfruit before, or even heard of it to be honest!

    March 24, 2016 at 11:46 am
  • Reply Emma White

    oh wow have never even heard of this before but it looks and sounds just amazing

    March 25, 2016 at 5:53 pm
  • Reply Zoë IKIWN

    I hadn’t heard of jackfruit before, I looked them up and I love that they are used extensively as a substitute for meat in dishes. In West Bengal it’s nickname is ‘tree mutton’! This recipe looks really tasty by the way. x

    March 29, 2016 at 9:52 pm
  • Reply Rachael Phillips

    I have to have jack fruit in my life!!! Where did you buy yours? I’m not vegan but my partner is vegetarian so I eat veggie 99% of the time and love playing the substitution game.

    March 30, 2016 at 8:42 am
    • Reply Rhian Westbury

      Chinese/ Asian shops and markets are the best place to look! x

      March 30, 2016 at 9:01 pm
  • Reply Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

    I’m so intrigued by this! Where did you find the jackfruit?

    March 30, 2016 at 1:00 pm
    • Reply Rhian Westbury

      I got it from a Chinese supermarket, I generally find them on market stalls and things too x

      March 30, 2016 at 9:01 pm
  • Reply Culinary Travels

    I’ve never seen jack fruit for sale here. This recipe sounds lovely, but I’m very tempted to cook it using the pork as pulled pork is one of my favourites.

    March 30, 2016 at 6:13 pm
  • Reply Harriet @ Toby&Roo

    This sounds like such an unusual recipe – I HAVE to try it!! H x

    March 30, 2016 at 6:30 pm
  • Reply Stella Kashmoney

    My cousin loves dishes like this. She makes them quite a lot.

    March 30, 2016 at 11:33 pm
  • Reply Liz Mays

    I haven’t substituted like that, although I do go meatless regularly. I’m curious about the jackfruit!

    March 31, 2016 at 2:14 am
  • Reply Emily Rose Vass ♡

    Im plant based but i don’t normally use meat substitutes xxx

    March 31, 2016 at 8:39 am
  • Reply Tori Gabriel

    This sounds interesting. We are a very meat based family but I love vegetarian/vegan dishes as a great way of sneaking veg into the family diet.

    March 31, 2016 at 4:03 pm
  • Reply Anosa

    Wow an interesting alternative to pulled pork which I love but I think I could come to love the fruit version too

    March 31, 2016 at 9:07 pm
  • Reply Lisa (Travel Loving Family)

    I have not heard of jack fruit before. The recipe sounds great

    March 31, 2016 at 10:10 pm
  • Reply Tanya Brannan

    I’ve never heard of jackfruit but this does sound really yummy! I’ll have to keep an eye out for it x

    April 2, 2016 at 7:58 am
  • Reply Hannah Malanga

    Looks gorgeous, I have never heard jackfruit before but I am curious to try it

    April 2, 2016 at 6:35 pm
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