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A pulled BBQ sandwich featured in the Veganosity cookbook Great Vegan BBQ Without a Grill with the bun half on the top and onions and slaw on top of the sandwich

Vegan Beer Braised Pulled Pork

Simmering jackfruit in beer gives it a rich umami flavor that goes perfectly with the earthy and savory sauce. Eat is alone or with a bun and toppings. It’s easy to make and easier to eat!
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Course: Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Vegan
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 342kcal
Author: Linda & Alex



  • 3 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon vegan Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • ¼ teaspoon maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • teaspoon cinnamon


  • 20 ounce can of young green jackfruit in water see note
  • 2 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small white onion chopped
  • 12 ounce beer
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 hamburger buns


  • In a medium bowl, whisk the balsamic vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, tomato paste, maple syrup, garlic powder, chili powder and cinnamon until fully combined to make the sauce.
  • Drain and rinse the jackfruit and coarsely chop until it resembles pulled meat. You could also use a food processor and pulse 6 to 8 times or shred it with your hands.
  • In a Dutch oven or a deep stock pot, heat the oil on medium heat. When the oil is hot, add the onion and cook, stirring frequently, until it becomes translucent, approximately 5 minutes.
  • Pour the beer into the pot, add the garlic cloves and bring to a boil. Add the jackfruit and stir. Cook until the beer is reduced by two-thirds, approximately 10 minutes. Reduce the heat to a low simmer and let the remaining liquid cook until it’s mostly evaporated, about 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste, then add the sauce. Stir until the jackfruit is completely coated. Turn the heat to the lowest setting and let simmer for 20 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove the garlic cloves.
  • Serve on a bun and top with one or more of the toppings suggested in the post.
  • Enjoy!


• The Nutrition Facts are an ESTIMATE only.
• Do not use fresh ripened jackfruit or canned jackfruit in brine. For the best results, use young green jackfruit packed in water.


Calories: 342kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 322mg | Potassium: 363mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 260IU | Vitamin C: 5.4mg | Calcium: 158mg | Iron: 2.5mg
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