Honey BBQ Jackfruit Sliders
Have you tried shredded jackfruit yet?
It’s the perfect replacement for pulled meats if you’re trying to eat less meat or need to make something for a mixed group. This recipe is sure to please everyone.
For this classic honey bbq sauce use our PRI Manuka Honey Blend and Chipotle BBQ Salt for incredible depth of flavor!
We’ve given you two cooking options: one using the stove & broiler and one using your grill. If you use a wood fired grill and want to smoke the jackfruit you can leave out the liquid smoke in the sauce.
Pop the jackfruit on a slider and top with some slaw and you’re set! We love ours with some pickled red onion or jalapenos & a little extra sauce on the side… yum!
Honey BBQ Jackfruit Sliders
A delicious Honey BBQ Jackfruit Slider with Honey Sweetened Coleslaw. Perfect for spring/summer with an added grilling option.
Honey BBQ Sauce
1 cup ketchup (we used paleo)
¾ cup PRI Manuka Honey
¾ cup apple cider vinegar (add an extra ¼ cup if preferred)
1 tsp liquid smoke
½ tsp PRI Chipotle BBQ Salt
¼ tsp garlic powder
¼ tsp onion powder
2 cans young jackfruit (we used Native Forest Sodium-Free)
1 tbsp olive oil or spray
Manuka Honey Coleslaw
1 package coleslaw
½ cup vegan mayo
2 tbsp PRI Manuka Honey
1 ½ tsp apple cider vinegar
½ tsp sesame oil
Sliders of choice
Combine all the BBQ sauce ingredients in a bowl and stir until well incorporated. Make sure the honey is well mixed. Set aside. (You can cook this on low heat in a sauce pan if preferred but it’s not necessary)
Preheat the oven broiler to 500F. Prepare a baking sheet with oil.
Rinse and strain jackfruit.
Throw jackfruit into a saucepan on high heat and cover with water. Boil on high until you can shred the jackfruit with a fork. 6-8 minutes.
Strain jackfruit again. Pour jackfruit onto a paper towel and squeeze excess water out.
Place jackfruit in a pan with oil on medium-high heat, regularly stirring. Pour in ¾ of the bbq sauce and cook for 5-6 minutes until the sauce is well immersed in the jackfruit.
Transfer the jackfruit to the baking sheet with oil and spread out with a fork.
Place in the broiler for 25-30 minutes or until it starts to dry out and become slightly crispy. Half way through rotate the pan and move the jackfruit around. Remove from broiler.
Prepare the coleslaw by adding all the ingredients to a bowl and mixing.
Slice your buns, dollop your jackfruit, then coleslaw and enjoy!
Grilled Jackfruit Option:
Preheat your grill on high.
Rinse and strain your jackfruit. Place jackfruit on a baking sheet or glass dish with some oil and cover. Cook jackfruit 8 to 10 minutes per side until they appear to be slightly dried out.
Prepare your BBQ sauce.
Shred the jackfruit with a fork and add in ¾ of the bbq sauce until the jackfruit is covered.
With your grill set to low, place jackfruit back into the baking sheet or pan and place on grill.
Stir your jackfruit every 10 minutes. It will take between 25 and 35 minutes to cook, but watch it closely. Cook until desired texture. Add remaining bbq sauce if desired and assemble your sliders with coleslaw.