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BBQ jackfruit recipe

BBQ jackfruit recipe

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Derek Sarno, Tesco’s director of plant-based innovation, loves creating vegan food everyone will enjoy. Jackfruit is a great starting point, as its meaty texture means you can use it in burgers or on pizza – you might even fool your friends into thinking it’s meat! See method

  • Serves 4
  • 10 mins to prepare and 30 mins to cook
  • 370 calories / serving
  • Freezable
  • Healthy
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-free
  • Dairy-free


  • 2 x 410g tins Plant Chef jackfruit in water, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 200ml smoky BBQ sauce
  • 1 tbsp sriracha

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    4g 6%
  • Saturates

    1g 4%
  • Sugars

    23g 25%
  • Salt

    0.9g 15%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 30.1g Protein 2.6g Fibre 6g


Derek Sarno
  1. Gently break the jackfruit into shreds in a bowl, removing any seeds and tough pieces that don’t shred.
  2. Heat a large, lidded frying pan over a medium-low heat. Add the oil and onion and cook for 5 mins, stirring frequently, until translucent. Add the garlic and cook for 1-2 mins more until softened and fragrant. Stir in the jackfruit, then cover and cook (without stirring) for 5 mins.
  3. Add the BBQ sauce, sriracha and 2 tbsp water, stirring to coat the jackfruit. Reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer for 20 mins, stirring every few mins to make sure it doesn’t stick. If it does start to stick, add a splash more water. The sauce should be reduced but not sticking to the sides.

Freezing and defrosting guidelines

In order to enjoy optimum flavour and quality, frozen items are best used within 3 months of their freezing date. For more tips on freezing and defrosting food, read our article Love Your Freezer.

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