4.5 from 6 votes

Jackfruit Chili

This Jackfruit Chili is slow cooked in a crockpot to bring out all of its delicious flavors. It's the perfect cozy meal for cooler weather. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword healthy chili, jackfruit chili, vegan chili with jackfruit, vegan jackfruit chili
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 45 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 188 kcal
Author Mary Ellen


  • 20 oz jackfruit (in water or brine - not syrup)
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 red pepper chopped (about 1/2 a cup)
  • 2 20oz cans crushed tomatoes
  • 1 10 oz can tomatoes with chili peppers
  • 4 oz diced green chili peppers (I used canned)
  • 1 cup corn (preferably organic)
  • 1 15.5 oz can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • juice of one lime
  • 1.5 TB garlic powder
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 0.5-2 TB chili powder (depending on how spicy you like things)
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 TB maple syrup
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper

Toppings (optional)

  • vegan sour cream
  • vegan cheese shreds
  • scallions


  1. Rinse and drain jackfruit. Pull apart a bit. If you're not into the seeds you can discard them. Another option is to add the jackfruit to a food processor and process a few times until it resembles pulled pork. 

  2. Add all ingredients to crockpot.

  3. Cook on high for 2.5-3 hours or on low for 5-6 hours. 

  4. Enjoy! 

Recipe Notes

I've frozen some of this and enjoyed it reheated as well.

Nutrition Facts
Jackfruit Chili
Amount Per Serving
Calories 188 Calories from Fat 16
% Daily Value*
Fat 1.75g3%
Carbohydrates 42g14%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 2000IU40%
Vitamin C 39.6mg48%
Calcium 120mg12%
Iron 4.6mg26%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.