Barbecue Jackfruit Quesadilla

Barbecue Jackfruit Quesadilla

What has two thumbs and is excited for the Superbowl?! This girl! I really cannot hide that I am a huge patriots fan (see last year’s Superbowl post) but I am too nervous about the game to say anything else! I know many people hate patriots fans, but I promise, I am not one of those fans that you need to hate. Anyways, we all know what the Superbowl is really about…THE FOOD.

Barbecue Jackfruit Quesadilla

So let’s talk about Superbowl food! In my opinion, anything with cheese is a must. This year I am very into this new jackfruit trend. Have you heard of it? Basically jackfruit is a fruit, that has the same texture as pulled pork, and can hold just about any flavor. So smother it in barbecue sauce, and you’ll be eating a too good to be true pulled pork sandwich. I swear! (except for the fact that I cannot remember the last time i ate pulled pork). But I promise it’s delicious.

Barbecue Jackfruit Quesadilla

I think you can put this stuff on anything, nachos, tacos, sandwiches, but today I was feeling a quesadilla! Also one can of jackfruit makes enough to add to meals all week, though if you are making this for the Superbowl, let’s just say don’t count on leftovers.

Barbecue Jackfruit Quesadilla

Barbecue Jackfruit has the same taste and texture of pulled pork but its vegan! (but don't worry this quesadilla uses real cheese!)

Servings 2


For the jackfruit:

  • 1 can jackfruit in brine
  • 1 medium red onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/3 cup bbq sauce
  • 1/2 cup water

For the chipotle yogurt sauce:

  • 5 oz non-fat plain yogurt
  • 1 chipotle in adobo
  • 1 lime

For the quesadilla:

  • 2 flour tortilla
  • 1/4 cup cheese
  • pickled onions
  • avocado


  1. Make the pickled onions ahead of time 

To make the jackfruit:

  1. Drain the can of jackfruit. Coarsely chop the drained jackfruit. 

  2. Thinly slice the red onion. 

  3. In a skillet at the jackfruit, red onion, garlic, majority of the bbq sauce and water. 

  4. Cook in the the skillet for 20 minutes. 

  5. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Add parchment paper to a baking sheet. 

  6. Place the jackfruit mixture on the baking sheet and add the remaining bbq sauce. 

  7. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes. 

To make the chipotle yogurt sauce:

  1. Add the yogurt, chipotle, and lime juice into a small blender. blend until smooth. 

  2. Add salt and pepper to taste. 

To make the quesadilla:

  1. Spray a clean skillet with cooking spray. 

  2. Add one flour tortilla to the skillet. Flip after two minutes. 

  3. Add cheese to the tortilla and add about 1/4 cup of the jackfruit. 

  4. Add the second tortilla on top and flip after 3-5 minutes. 

  5. Cut into 6 triangles. 

  6. Top with avocado, pickled onions, and chipotle yogurt sauce. 

Recipe Notes

I used Trader Joe's Jackfruit in Brine. 

How are you celebrating the Superbowl?

Barbecue Jackfruit Quesadilla

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