Shredded Vegan Pork

Prep time: 10 mins   

Cook Time: 15-20 mins

Total time: 30 mins

Servings: 1/2 pound

Author: Manny Caride 


  • 3 Cans of Young jackfruit in water or salt brine (60oz total)

  • 1 Cup Sofrito (Homemade if possible) (Optional for Puerto Rican flavor)

  • 1 Tablespoon Garlic powder

  • ½ Tablespoon Black pepper

  • 1 Tablespoon Turmeric powder

  • 1 Tablespoon Cumin powder

  • 2 Tablespoons Poultry seasoning (optional)

  • ½ teaspoon red pepper powder

  • Pinch of cinnamon

  • Coconut oil (½ cup)

  • Pinch of salt

  • Strain Jackfruit 3 times under water to ensure all of the brine (juice) is strained out.

  • Using a kitchen fork, shred each Jackfruit wedge until completely separated (do not remove seeds or any other part) 

  • Once all jackfruit is shredded and chopped add it to a large bowl and mix in ALL of the Oil, Seasonings and Sofrito, in that order.

  • Mix well and let sit for 15-30 minutes to soak up the flavors.

  • After the filling has soaked, in a sauté pan on medium heat add a little oil to coat the pan and 3 tablespoon of Sofrito.

  • Once the oil is heated add in ALL of the jackfruit filling and cook for 15 minutes constantly stirring to prevent burning.

  • Let cool and add to Tamales, Pasteles, Rice, Tacos or whatever your heart desires.



  • You can cut the recipe in 1/3 if you prefer a smaller batch. 

  • Wash the jackfruit a few time to get rid if the taste

  • Young jackfruit Hasn't created the sweet taste yet so this is why we recommended young jackfruit

  • Message me for assistance!


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