Vegan Pulled Pork (with Jackfruit)

If you've never ventured into the vegan world, this is a good one to try!! It's so versatile!

And if you'd rather have the traditional flavours of pulled pork, sub the coconut milk and spices for good quality barbecue sauce!

Course Main Course
Keyword vegan
Servings 6


  • 3 cans green young jackfruit (10 oz cans)
  • 2 tbsp grapeseed oil (or other mild oil)
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, finely chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, finely chopped
  • 1 can coconut cream, unsweetened (not milk)
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar (or sub in brown sugar)
  • 2 tsp hot sauce
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch


  1. Open the cans of jackfruit and rinse in cold water.  Cut off the point of the triangle (the hard piece/core) and shred the rest into your instant pot.

  2. Add in the grapeseed oil, sesame oil, ginger, chopped onion, chopped carrot, chopped celery, coconut cream, coconut sugar, soy sauce), cornstarch, fish sauce, and hot sauce; stir it well to make sure all of the ingredients are combined.

  3. Cover and set your instant pot to pressure cook for 7-10 minutes.  When it's done, release the steam button and set it to warm until you are ready to serve it.

  4. Serve warm with tortillas and the fixings (pickled onions, hot peppers) or serve it your own way (with pasta/zucchini noodles or in a baked squash is awesome!!