BBQ Pulled ‘Pork’ Recipe!


BBQ Pulled ‘Pork’ Balls

Funnily enough my partner (who's about 90% vegan) made these for a dinner party but used real pork. I wasn't happy he used pork so we came to a compromise that if I could recreate the recipe 'vegan' style he'd not use pork again. I made the balls using Vivera pulled veggie and we served them up to unsuspecting guests at a dinner party. They thought it was real pork and they've become a favourite of ours.
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Keyword vegan pulled pork
Servings 6 balls


  • 1 pack vegan pulled pork (200g approx) or 200g bbq pulled jackfruit
  • season with pink/sea salt & pepper
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 3 tbsp bbq sauce
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 cup wholemeal breadcrumbs blend sliced bread in your food processor/blender until you get crumbs. Better than shop bought and healthier.
  • 1 chia egg 1 tbsp chia seeds + 3 tbsp hot water. Soak for 10-15 minutes. Helps bind the ingredients.
  • olive oil to coat the balls


  • Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl (saving 1/2 a cup of the breadcrumbs). Using your hands roll into 5-6 balls and coat in the breadcrumbs. Spray or drizzle with a little oil (makes them crispy) and bake for 20 minutes. Enjoy with mayonnaise and balsamic vinegar.



TIP: If you can’t get Vivera you can use pulled bbq jackfruit instead. As I try and be healthy these are oven baked but if you want a real treat then deep fat fry them.
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Author: Self taught cook, Blogger, YouTuber, Recipe Maker & Advisor. Living with liver disease & healing through a vegan diet.

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