Vegan BBQ Jackfruit


Next on the menu for our Veganuary NPD tasting session, The Hungry Guy put together a shredded Vegan BBQ Jackfruit on top of vegan sweet potato mac n ‘cheese’.

Each vegan recipe can be enjoyed together or separately, however, we loved the mixture of the tangy BBQ jackfruit, with the creamy sauce of the mac n ‘cheese’.

Jackfruit as a meat replacement

The texture of jackfruit, is similar to that of shredded pork, offering great texture to plant-based dishes. It can also come in chunks, meatballs or in a variety of flavours including BBQ, Indian, Thai or Mexican flavours.

Vegan BBQ Jackfruit Recipe

Let’s give it a go!

  1. Add all ingredients, apart from jackfruit, corn flour/water mix, to a pan and bring to a simmer, stirring constantly
  2. Once simmering and all ingredients are dissolved together, blend with a stick blender.  Add the corn flour/water slurry mix and blend with the stick blender to ensure it is distributed evenly
  3. Simmer for 2-3 minutes, constantly stirring, until the mixture has thickened and the corn flour cooked out.
  4. Adjust the seasoning to taste
  5. When ready to serve, reheat the sauce and stir the jackfruit through

Sweet Potato ‘Cheese’ Sauce Recipe

Let’s give it a go!

  1. Coat the sweet potato in oil and roast in a pre-heated oven at 180C/Fan 170C for 15 minutes until completely soft
  2. Once the sweet potato is cooked place in the blender along with all the remaining ingredients
  3. Blend until smooth – adjust the texture of the sauce with water or soya milk if required
  4. Taste and adjust the seasoning
  5. Bring a pan of salted water to the boil – add the pasta and cook as per the packet instructions
  6. Once cooked, stir the sauce through the pasta and coat well
  7. Place in an oven proof dish and bake in the oven for 15 minutes
  8. To serve, heat the BBQ jackfruit and spoon over the top of the mac n cheese

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