Trending Veggie Burger: Pulled Jackfruit Burger

Jackfruit can be a meat substitute with this veggie burger.


A plate of jackfruit ready to made as veggie burger.
Jackfruit can be used as a healthy meat substitute in a veggie burger. (Photo: Shutterstock)

With the rising of vegetarianism and veganism amongst diner around the globe, the search for meat substitutes is an unending quest for chefs and restaurants. People that previously were living as omnitarian (people who eat everything) agree that meat has distinctive texture and flavor that incomparable with any other ingredients. But actually, there are several substitutes for meat that has slightly similar texture with meat-based protein. One of them is jackfruit.

Jackfruit has a stringy consistency which is why many people use it to create plant-based versions of shredded chicken, pulled pork, or other meatbased meals. If your restaurant want to use it as a meat alternative, you can find young, unripe jackfruit either canned or in pouches in the refrigerated section of most supermarkets. For chefs or restaurants that are familiar with handling artichoke will find similarity in texture or taste between artichoke and young jackfruit. What makes young jackfruit great as meat substitute for dishes like burger or barbecuing is because this ingredient has no flavour and when braised it serves as sponge to the seasonings, like when you are using Knorr Aromat, making each bite a flavourful experience. Here, we have a pulled jackfruit burger recipe that’s easy for any beginner restaurateurs to follow.


 

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Ingredients

Servings
1

Tomato sauce

Garlic, minced

20 g

Onion, chopped

2 pcs

Knorr Aromat

1 tbs

Salt

1 tsp

Fresh basil, sliced

15 g

Water

500 ml

Jackfruit

Salt

3 tsp

Water

1 L

Pulled jackfruit burger

Paprika powder

1 tbs

Cumin

1 tsp

Palm sugar

1 tbs

Cinnamon powder

1 tsp

Black pepper

1 tsp

Salt

0.5 tsp

Apple cider vinegar

2 tbs

Oat burger bun

3 pairs

Iceberg lettuce

6 sheets

Directions

  1. Jackfruit: Set a pot with water in medium heat.

  2. Put in the young jackfruit. Add salt. Cook for 1-2 hours until soften. If necessary, add more time to cook.

  3. Tomato sauce: In a separate pot, heat oil on medium heat. Add in garlic and onion. Sautee until fragrant.

  4. Put in tomatoes and salt. Stir well. Then add chopped basil, water and Knorr Aromat.

  5. Cook for 30 minutes or more until the sauce is slightly thicken and both the tomatoes and onion are soften. Set aside.

  6. Pulled jackfruit burger: Heat oil in a pan. Add in cumin and cinnamon, stir until fragrant. Add in red onion, paprika powder, palm sugar and vinegar. Stir well.

  7. Pour in 300 ml of tomato sauce. Make sure the sauce is incorporating well with sautéed spice.

  8. Add in jackfruit. Mash it while combining with tomato sauce until the texture resemble pulled pork. Add salt. Set aside.

  9. Presentation: Assemble burger bun lined with iceberg lettuce. Place a scoop of pulled jackfruit on top of iceberg lettuce. Serve with fries or salad or desired side dish.

Servings
1

Tomato sauce

Garlic, minced

20 g

Onion, chopped

2 pcs

Knorr Aromat

1 tbs

Salt

1 tsp

Fresh basil, sliced

15 g

Water

500 ml

Jackfruit

Salt

3 tsp

Water

1 L

Pulled jackfruit burger

Paprika powder

1 tbs

Cumin

1 tsp

Palm sugar

1 tbs

Cinnamon powder

1 tsp

Black pepper

1 tsp

Salt

0.5 tsp

Apple cider vinegar

2 tbs

Oat burger bun

3 pairs

Iceberg lettuce

6 sheets

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