Spicy BBQ Jackfruit with Dill Cashew Coleslaw

Jackfruit is the best find ever.  With its neutral flavor, meaty texture, and its ability of flavor absorption, the possibilities are endless.  This Spicy BBQ Jackfruit was an attempt at a different recipe, but it turned out so incredible, that we had to share with you.  We made it into a sandwich and topped it with a Dill Cashew Coleslaw – which was delicious and creamy.  The BEST Spicy BBQ Jackfruit with Dill Cashew Coleslaw recipe ever!

Spicy BBQ Jackfruit with Dill Cashew Coleslaw

Spicy BBQ Jackfruit

Perfect spice and sweetness to take this jackfruit to the next level.

Course: Main Course
Spicy BBQ Sauce
  • 3/4 C ketchup
  • 6 tbsp Franks red hot sauce
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 3 tbsp Brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp vegan (Annie's) Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 3 tbsp molasses
  • 3 tbsp Dijon
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tbsp Beefree Honee
  • 3/4 tsp fresh cracked black pepper
Spicy BBQ Jackfruit
  • 2 17 oz cans of young jackfruit in water, rinsed, shredded
  • 1 1/2 C BBQ sauce below
  • Dill Cashew Ranch Coleslaw below
  • Pickle slices
  1. Mix all BBQ Sauce Ingredient

  2. Simmer jackfruit in BBQ sauce in a large (3 qt) covered saute pan for 20-30 minutes. The jackfruit will absorb the liquid and will become thicker and drier.
  3. Serve on toasted buns with coleslaw, additional BBQ sauce, and pickles

Dill Cashew Ranch Coleslaw

An herbed and tangy coleslaw to perfectly complement the spicy jackfruit.

Course: Side Dish
  • 1/2 head of cabbage shredded
  • 2 carrots shredded
  • 1 celery stalk sliced thin
  • Cashew Dill Ranch Sauce
  • almond milk
  • 3 T white vinegar
  1. Add white vinegar to the Cashew Dill Ranch Sauce (from our Buffalo Bowl Recipe) and add almond milk to desired consistency (it should be thin enough to dress the cabbage like a dressing)
  2. Toss shredded cabbage, carrots, & celery in thinned out cashew dill ranch sauce

Yup! So, you should totally grab some jackfruit and make this Spicy BBQ Jackfruit with Dill Cashew Coleslaw, because it was incredible!  We get ours from our local oriental market, but I have heard Trader Joe’s has it too. We hope you enjoy this plant-based recipe.  Be sure to #veginspiredfoodie with your recreation!



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