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BBQ Pulled Jackfruit Jalapeno Poppers (Vegan |Gluten-free)

  • Author: bearplate
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 75 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
  • Yield: 40 Poppers 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Vegan | Gluten-free


BBQ Pulled Jackfruit Jalapeno Poppers are perfect for your Super Bowl party! They’re easy to make and incredibly tasty. Vegan | Gluten-free



1/4 Cup brown sugar

1/4 Cup ketchup

1/4 Cup yellow mustard

1/4 Cup water

1 Tbsp chili powder

1 tsp liquid smoke 

1 tsp onion powder

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp salt

1 tsp pepper 

1 tsp cayenne (optional) 

2 Tbsp olive oil

1 Red onion chopped

2 cloves garlic minced

2 14oz Cans young green jackfruit in brine or water drained, rinsed, and cut into strips

1 1/2 Cup grated vegan cheese (I used Daiya Pepperjack Shreds)

20 Medium jalapenos

1 Cup tortilla chips broken into crumbs 


For bbq sauce: in a small saucepan on medium heat combine the brown sugar, ketchup, mustard, water, chili powder, liquid smoke, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and cayenne. Bring to boil and then reduce to a simmer, stirring frequently. 

Preheat oven to 400F

In a large skillet heat the oil olive over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until soft, about 5 mins. Add the garlic, jackfruit, and 1/4 cup bbq sauce. Cover and let cook for 10 mins or until easy to break apart. Mash with a potato masher until it resembles pulled pork. Mix in 1/2 cup bbq sauce.

Spread the mixture on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 25 mins or until the edges begin to darken. 

While the jackfruit is cooking prepare the jalapenos. Cut each pepper in half and remove the seeds and membranes. 

Mix the vegan cheese into the jackfruit. Fill each pepper with the mixture. Place the peppers on a baking sheet and bake for 15-20 mins or until the cheese is melted.

Brush the top of each pepper with the remaining bbq sauce and sprinkle with the broken tortilla chips.


Make sure you get young green jackfruit, not the sweet kind packed in syrup.

It’s a good idea to use rubber gloves while handling hot peppers.


  • Serving Size: 4 Poppers
  • Calories: 260
  • Fat: 11.7
  • Carbohydrates: 35
  • Protein: 3

Keywords: Vegan, gluten-free, super bowl, party food