Jackfruit sliders bathed in a sweet, spicy chipotle cherry BBQ sauce mimic the taste and texture of pulled pork- making them a fantastic meatless option. Cherries add the perfect bit of sweetness to this homemade BBQ sauce. These are great as a lunch or to serve to those who question the deliciousness of vegan eats.

Jackfruit Sliders with Chipotle Cherry BBQ Sauce [Vegan, Gluten-Free]





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For The Chipotle Cherry BBQ Sauce:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup finely diced onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup fresh cherries, pitted
  • Salt and ground pepper, to taste

For The Sliders:

  • 20-ounce can jackfruit in brine or water, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 slider buns (gluten-free if necessary)
  • Slaw


  1. Heat the olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the onions and cook until translucent. Then, add the cumin and chipotle powder and cook for one minute. Next, add the ketchup, brown sugar, and apple cider vinegar and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and add cherries. Stir to combine and cook for about 5-7 minutes.
  2. Remove sauce from heat and season with salt and pepper. Allow to cool slightly. Transfer to a blender or food processor and puree until smooth. Set aside.
  3. In a skillet over medium heat, heat a little water or oil. Add the jackfruit and cook until blackened in spots, occasionally turning about 5 minutes. Add half of chipotle cherry BBQ sauce and 1/2 cup water to skillet. Stir and cover; turn the heat down to medium-low and cook for about 10 minutes, then stir again, adding more water if needed. Cover and cook for another 10 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat. Using a fork, shred the jackfruit until it resembles pulled pork.
  5. Assemble sliders with slaw and BBQ jackfruit. Add more BBQ sauce if desired.

Nutritional Information

Per Serving: Calories: 526 | Carbs: 68 g | Fat: 17 g | Protein: 9 g | Sodium: 263 mg | Sugar: 35 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.