Jacked Up Pulled “Pork” Sandwich Free PD Recipe


This jacked-up sandwich has it going on! It has all the flavor and texture of traditional pulled pork, minus the fat, cholesterol and sugar of traditional barbecued pulled pork. Layer this slow-cooker special on a Protective Diet Onion Sandwich Roll and top it with some Creamy Coleslaw for an unforgettable plant-based meal

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    Comments (22)

    1. posted by gmr935 on July 16, 2013

      help!!! where can i buy jackfruit???

    2. posted by maria avery on July 21, 2013

      One of my favorite! Really enjoyed. Messy but well worth it. If you are a meat eater. I highly recommend this one.

    3. posted by Denise on July 29, 2013

      Really good. I love the addition of the red pepper flakes for a little bit of heat!

    4. posted by newhopeden on October 30, 2013

      Again, too much work for my lazy ass. It was ok, but not like omg I’m making that again.

    5. posted by Marie on December 2, 2013

      Just made this tonight so now it’s into the fridge for tomorrow night’s dinner. Thanks for the great BBQ sauce recipe.

    6. posted by latinosunshine on February 24, 2014

      What if you have frozen? Is it 8 oz or 15 oz in a can?

      • posted by Julie Marie on February 25, 2014

        It’s a 20 ounce can and I’ve never tried it with frozen. Let us know how it turns out!

    7. posted by stoumi on February 27, 2014

      This recipe, like the crabby cakes really excited. Sometimes I wonder if I am not truly over my obsession with meat/fish. I don’t yearn for it on a regular basis, but get excited when I see meat like recipes posted. I have made pepperoni and sausage previously, but it required vital wheat gluten, which I now know is not on the PD list. See I am learning. While it took me a long time to FINALLY find jackfruit, I bought up a few cans to try those recipes that Julie made.

      Last night it was pulled pork…jacked up style. I had my doubts (again) as I started putting the recipe together and opened the can of pineapple. I figured I was going to be left with a very sweet pineappley taste. Lo and behold that was not the case in the end. As I work on the sauce, which came out thick I started in on the jackfruit, tearing and pulling while the sauce simmered.

      Correct if I am wrong, I only just using the upper portion of the jackfruit, right? Can the lower, harder part be used for something? Seems like a bit of waste. Now back to the sandwich. I tasted the sauce and was pleased with the flavor, it had quite a bit of heat associated with it. Then again I think I used more than a 1/4 teaspoon of red pepper flakes, I also thought it smelled great. My wife *sigh* said it was burning her eyes. Dunno…just a comment she made while I was cooking.

      Once the sauce was done, I poured it in the blender and let it do its thing. Once the sauce was done and waiting I finished up pulling the jackfruit apart and combined it all back in the pan and mixed. It was all I could do NOT to eat some right then and there. Thankfully I had to leave, so I placed it in the refrigerator to cool and come together.

      For dinner, about 4 hours later I put together my sandwiches. I was unable to find an oil-free buns, so I cheated (just a small cheat) and got some thin buns and heated up 2 small servings of pulled pork and placed them in place. I took some coleslaw and placed it on top. Of course I took a picture and shared it on the Facebook group.

      I really liked how the sandwiches came out. Sure it’s not pulled pork, but the flavors came together very well. The mix of spicy (pork mixture) with the cool of the slaw made for a very good sandwich. It was quite a bit of work, but this was a nice change of pace from some of the usual recipes I had been making recently. I will definitely give this another shot. One thing I am going to try is to thin down the BBQ sauce just a bit. I like my sauce both ways, thick or thin (not runny). Two thumbs up for this jacked up recipe. Thanks Julie!

    8. posted by Diane Richardson on December 9, 2014

      Finally found the jackfruit (after asking) at the Asian market. This took some time to shred the jackfruit, because I had no idea what I was doing, but was much easier when I cut the hard ends of each piece. The rest of the recipe was very easy. We really liked it. I think we could throw this in the crockpot and take it to a party

    9. posted by kyla anderson on January 20, 2015

      Made this with soy curls and it turned out great!

      • posted by Julie Marie on January 23, 2015

        If you are practicing a Protective Diet and want the benefits of eliminating food cravings I would not eat Soy Curls. They contain food additives. The word textured in the ingredients is a code word the FDA allows for chemical food additives.

    10. posted by Dorothy on April 20, 2015

      Okay made this for dinner Julie. Wow that sauce is amazing! All of it was very good. I think next time I am skipping the blender part as I enjoy chunks. This Jacked Up Recipe is a go to from now on.

    11. posted by Dorothy on April 20, 2015

      Oh I found the Green Jackfruit on Amazon. This one was the only brand that only had the fruit and water. It comes with four cans and they are 17oz not the 20 but it didn’t seem to make a difference as there was plenty to go around at dinner.

    12. posted by Dorothy on April 20, 2015

      Oops forgot the link.


    13. posted by mcddeb on December 6, 2015

      Pretty close, not too bad. good actually. I’m wondering if you could shred artichoke hearts for the same effect? So much easier to find artichoke hearts. Nice change from beans and tofu.

    14. posted by mcddeb on December 6, 2015

      OOPS! Meant to post that to the Crabby cakes. I do have the pulled pork on the stove. So I was going between the recipes!

    15. posted by mcddeb on December 7, 2015

      I think I will try another BBQ sauce. Didn’t really care for it as written.

    16. posted by Violet Petta on June 14, 2018

      I made this not too long ago and it messed with our stomachs super bad. I read that jackfruit has a laxative like effect. Is this normal?

      • posted by Julie Marie on June 23, 2018

        I have never heard this. It is high in fiber due to it being a fruit, but I never personally experienced a laxative effect.

    17. posted by Tece Markel on July 19, 2018

      I just served this on Ezekiel burger bun with Broccoli slaw and burger pickles. My husband has NEVER been a fan of anything BBQ flavored and here is an exact quote…”That was very very good. I really enjoyed that!” Home run!

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