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BBQ Jacked-Up Brown Rice Veggie Ribs

Gluten and soy-free tender, tasty meatless grilled ribs that will sure to be a crowd pleaser.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
Resting Time 20 mins
Total Time 2 hrs
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings


  • Food Processor with "S" Blade
  • Non-Stick Pan
  • Parchment-Line Cookie Sheet
  • Grill & Grill Mat


  • (2) 20 oz. cans Jackfruit in Brine (rinsed & drained)
  • 2 cups Chopped Onions (about 1 large onion)
  • 2 Tbsp Minced Garlic
  • ¼ cup Apple Cider Vinegar with Mother
  • ¼ cup "2Live4" BBQ Sauce (or bbq sauce of choice)
  • cup Cooked Brown Rice (chilled) (prepare in advance)
  • 2 Tbsp Tapioca Flour
  • 2 Tbsp Brown Rice Flour (See recipe Notes below)

Wet Slurry

  • 2 Tbsp Spicy Brown Mustard
  • 2 Tbsp Teryaki Coconut Aminos (or regular Coconut Aminos)
  • 1 Tbsp Tomato Paste
  • 1 Tbsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1 Tbsp Onion Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic Powder
  • ½ tsp Poultry Seasoning
  • ¼ - ½ tsp Chipotle Pepper



  • Preheat oven to 375F.
  • Rinse and drain the canned Jackfruit. Transfer drained Jackfruit to a food processor fitted with an "S" blade. Pulse about 10-12 times until the fruit is shredded into a 'meat-like" texture.
  • Transfer the shredded Jackfruit, chopped onions, minced garlic, apple cider vinegar, and BBQ sauce to a non-stick saucepan. Stir together and sauté on high heat for about 8-10 minutes until all of the water has evaporated. Set aside.
  • Add all of the wet slurry ingredients together in a bowl. Mix together well.
  • Add the wet slurry, and the chilled brown rice to the saucepan with the cooked jackfruit. Mix together until well incorporated. Then add both the two different flours (brown rice and tapioca). Mix well.
  • Transfer the jackfruit mixture to a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Press and shape into a square shape (about 9"x9"). Bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven. Cut into 4 quarters. NOTE: If grilling following the next step under the "Grilling Option". If using oven only, follow the next step under the "Oven Option"

Grilling Option:

  • Using a spatula, flip each quarter piece over. Place back into the oven and continue to bake an additional 20 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and glaze with BBQ sauce.
  • Fire up the grill. Be sure to add some smoked wood chunks for an amazing smoky flavor. (Our favorite is mesquite wood chunks.) Place grill mats onto grill. Be sure the flames have died down and the wood chunks are white.
  • Place the glazed side of ribs down onto grill mat. Glaze the top of ribs. Close the grill. Allow to smoke for a total of 20 minutes - flipping and adding barbecue sauce to each side every 5 minutes.
  • After 20 minutes of grilling & glazing, allow to cool & firm up for at least 20 minutes before slicing with a serrated knife. The longer the ribs cool, the firmer they become. Enjoy!

Oven Option:

  • Pour about 3/8 cup of bbq sauce on the quartered jackfruit. Flip over and add additional bbq sauce to the flipped side (about 1/2 cup of sauce). Return to the oven and allow to cook an additional 20 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool & firm up for at least 20 minutes before slicing with a serrated knife. The longer the ribs cool, the firmer they become. Enjoy!

Advance Preparation (recipe notes below)


    Brown Rice Flour option:  If you do not have brown rice flour, but you have uncooked brown rice available, you are in luck.  Take 1 1/2 Tbsp of uncooked brown rice and add to a high-speed blender and blend into a smooth flour consistency.  There you have it!
    Advance Preparation Option:  If you want to cook ribs a day or so in advance prior to BBQ'ing them, you can!  Simply cook them in the oven for 40 minutes, flip and cook an additional 20 minutes at 375F.  Allow them to cool.  Wrap the ribs in parchment paper and store in a tightly sealed container or freezer bag and store in the fridge for up to 5 days.  Then slather with BBQ sauce of choice and barbecue as desired by grill and oven.
    Keyword barbecue sauce, grill, ribs, summer
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