Vegan Hawaiian Kahlua Jackfruit Pork 

The Herbivorous Butcher

Vegan Hawaiian Kahlua Jackfruit Pork 

Smoky, sweet pulled pork-style jackfruit is stuffed inside fluffy sweet buns for a tropical-style slider.

Serves: 6

The food cultures of Guam and Hawaii are kindred in spirit. One thing people of both islands definitely love is a good lunch plate—and Kahlua pork often takes center stage. This vegan version from The Herbivorous Butcher Cookbook uses jackfruit as the stand-in for pork.

What you need:

2 (15-ounce) cans jackfruit, drained
¼ cup soy sauce
¼ cup pineapple juice
2 tablespoons liquid smoke
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
6 vegan sweet buns, for serving

What you do:

  1. Into a large bowl, break jackfruit into pieces. Add soy sauce, pineapple juice, and liquid smoke, and toss to coat. Sprinkle in salt and pepper and toss once more. 
  2. In a large pan over medium-low heat, warm oil. Add jackfruit and increase heat to medium-high. Cook for 7 minutes, or until jackfruit is browned, gently breaking apart into a pulled pork style texture. Remove from heat.
  3. Layer inside sweet buns and serve.

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