If you don’t yet know what jackfruit is, you obviously haven’t been perusing Pinterest much in 2017. This food craze is showing no signs of slowing, as more and more people are looking for ways to incorporate meat-free meals into their daily lives—and you can easily buy it, canned, at Trader Joe’s. (So, no excuses!) Here, five recipes that will have even your most avid meat-eating friends and family members drooling into their vegetarian dinner plates.
The Minimalist Baker is one of our favorite recipe bloggers (artists?) on the internet, and this pulled-pork dupe does not disappoint. Pair it with her Ginger Beer Margaritas for best results.
Recipe author: Minimalist Baker
If you, like this writer, grew up in the South, fried chicken is likely one of your toughest vices to quit. This recipe is so finger-licking good it will take you back to the days in which eating KFC was still socially acceptable.
Recipe author: The Veg Life
We love a burrito bowl as much as the next girl, and this vegan version is out of this world. Drizzle on her Vegan Queso to turn your next sad desk lunch into something truly magical.
Recipe author: The Toasted Pine Nut
Literally everything tastes good curried, and jackfruit is no exception.
Recipe author: Thyme & Love
We highly recommend this recipe if you're trying to feed family members who think vegetables are gross, as they'll never know you traded meat for fresh produce here.
Recipe author: May I Have That Recipe