Slow cooked pulled jackfruit (vegan)

So I recently started actually using the slow cooker my boyfriend was given years ago. I was only using it for chilli, but decided to experiment, and ended up with this loveliness! If you want to make this but you don’t have a slow cooker, i’ll include a way to just cook it on the hob at the end.


So I used this brand of jackfruit, but I personally dont recommend it due to the price. Any old tinned jackfruit in brine/water will do. Most Asian shops sell them along with ‘health food’ stores.


It is essential for it to not be in syrup though!


  • 2 cans drained and chopped jackfruit (see below for how to chop)

For the jackfruit seasonings:

  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • sprinkle of salt and pepper

For the spicy tomato sauce

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • sprinkle of salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup tomato puree
  • 1/2 tbsp liquid sweetener such as maple syrup

1 cup of water for cooking.


To prepare the jackfruit, chop the hardest, opaque corner off of the piece. This just makes it easier to ‘pull’ when the time comes, although its not super necessary to do/



  1. Prepare the jackfruit as above.
  2. Toss the jackfruit in the seasonings.


3. Mix the sauce ingredients together and add it to the jackfruit.

4. Place the jackfruit into the slow cooker and mix it with 1 cup of water.

5. Cook for 5 hours on low.

6. Pull apart with forks, then leave in the slow cooker for another hour.

7. Serve!


Here are some ways you can serve this:

  • on rice
  • in burgers with homemade coleslaw
  • in sandwiches
  • on pizzas
  • in wraps



Instructions for cooking on the hob!

  1. add all ingredients to a large pan
  2. cook on medium heat for about 25 minutes
  3. pull apart with forks
  4. stir and leave for another 5 minutes
  5. serve!


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