Jackfruit is the largest tree-borne fruit in the same family as figs. It is commonly seen in Southeast Asian cooking and is often used in sweets like custards and cakes. This Jackfruit Pumpkin Chili is the perfect slow cooker fall dinner! The recipe is vegan, jackfruit is a great meat substitute!

Jackfruit Pumpkin Slow Cooker Chili [Vegan]


Cooking Time




  • 2 cans green jackfruit, drained
  • 1 can pumpkin puree
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup white onion, chopped small
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cup black beans
  • 1/2 cup white beans


  1. Add jackfruit, pumpkin and tomatoes to the bowl of a slow cooker
  2. Stir in onions and garlic
  3. In a small bowl mix together brown sugar, sea salt, cumin, chili powder and pumpkin pie spice
  4. Add spice mixture to slow cooker, mix until fully incorporated
  5. Cook on high for 6 hours
  6. Using a fork, shred jackfruit
  7. Mix in black and white beans
  8. Serve over rice, grains or with corn bread