Instant Pot Jackfruit Pulled “Pork” | Vegan Recipe

An instant pot jackfruit pulled pork can be really easy to make! From jackfruit pulled “pork” tacos (also known as Carnitas) to jackfruit pulled “pork” sandwiches, this instant pot recipe will show you how to make the best vegan pulled pork you’ll ever have! Feel free to view and print my recipe to make your own Instant Pot Jackfruit Pulled “Pork”, or watch me on YouTube show you how to make it!

Instant Pot Jackfruit Pulled Pork

I’m going to show you how to make vegan pulled pork using an instant pot and jackfruit. For vegans, vegetarians and readers who want to focus on a based diet but miss the flavour of pulled pork will be happily satisfied with this “meaty” substitute.

Although this recipe is the easiest way to make jackfruit pulled pork, my favourite jackfruit pulled pork tasty recipe is in my cookbook (page 181). If you don’t have my Vegan Cookbook, you can order it online here!

This tasty and easy Instant Pot jackfruit pulled pork recipe will quickly become a fave for taco fillings and for vegan pulled pork sandwiches. Watch the video below to see how I turned young jackfruit into vegan pulled pork using an instant pot.

Related Recipe: Jackfruit Tacos (Pulled Pork Tacos)

How To Make Instant Pot Jackfruit Pulled Pork

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This episode is part of my HACKED series, where I take popular hacks on the internet and test them out in my kitchen. These videos show you how to make your life easier with great cooking hacks! One of the most popular hacks is making jackfruit taste like pulled pork, but I want to show you how to get that pork flavor the vegan way and without just dousing it with a bunch of BBQ sauce. Instead of stovetop cooking, I’ll be using the instant pot to get that really nice pulled pork with the stringy texture and smoked flavor in a pressure cooker.

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Instant Pot Jackfruit Pulled "Pork" | Vegan Recipe
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A super easy, instant pot jackfruit pulled pork recipe. You can turn this pulled jackfruit into vegan pulled "pork" tacos (also known as Carnitas), jackfruit pulled "pork" sandwiches, and more. This instant pot recipe will show you how to make the best vegan pulled pork you'll ever have!
Author: The Edgy Veg
Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Serves: Serves 4-6
  1. Drain and rinse the jackfruit and place into the instant pot. Using a potato masher, mash the jackfruit to help it shred about halfway.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and stir to combine. Close the lid and the pressure valve, and pressure cook the jackfruit for 5 minutes.
  3. Allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes.
  4. Open the vent, and then the lid and stir.
  5. Use the potato masher again to shred the jackfruit until it resembles pulled pork.
  6. Serve the jackfruit as is, or following the variations below, or store in the fridge until ready to serve.
To make BBQ Pulled jackfruit sandwiches: Add ½- ¾ cup vegan-friendly bbq sauce and serve on a toasted bun topped with slaw.
To make smokey tacos: Preheat the oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment or a baking mat. Spread the pulled jackfruit out onto the baking sheet and bake in the oven for 10 minutes. Top with cabbage slaw or mango salsa.

Instant Pot Jackfruit Tacos

Recipe for Instant Pot Jackfruit Pulled Pork

The first thing that you want to do with your jackfruit is taking it out of the can and rinse it. I used young jackfruit for this recipe, but you can use jackfruit with brine or water. Just avoid in syrup or else you’re going to have a sweet sticky mess. Now that you’ve rinsed your jackfruit, throw it into your instant pot. You can make this jackfruit pulled pork using a slow cooker, you’ll just have to adjust the cooking instructions a little bit.

Next, take a potato masher and mash the jackfruit in your instant pot. In my video, I half mashed the jackfruit, only because with the pressure of the instant pot, it’ll help break it down a little bit more and then we can mash it again after it’s cooked. Now, you’ll want to add one diced onion into the instant pot, as well as a quarter-cup of tomato sauce, the juice of one orange, and two cloves of garlic. Then you’ll want to add three tablespoons of tamari, two tablespoons nutritional yeast, one tablespoon apple cider vinegar, half of a teaspoon of liquid smoke, one tablespoon vegan Worcestershire sauce, one tablespoon of ground cumin, a teaspoon of paprika and a teaspoon of thyme.

Now that you have everything in the instant pot, give it a stir! Now, you’re going to pressure cook this for 4 minutes. First, it’s going to take about 15 mins for it to come to the right pressure, but then the actual pressure cooking is for 4 minutes. Then you’ll let the pressure escape naturally for 10 mins, and then it’s ready to go! After you’ve opened up the lid, take the potato masher again and break it more apart since the pressure cooking has made it nice and soft. You’ll notice it pulls apart very similar to pulled pork.

Now that you have your jackfruit tasting like pulled pork, you can enjoy this on a taco with some slaw salad or add a bit of BBQ sauce to make your traditional BBQ jackfruit pulled pork sandwich. And voila! Tasty instant pot Jackfruit Pulled “Pork” recipes to enjoy!


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