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Vegan BBQ Ribs

Easy Vegan BBQ Ribs [+VIDEO]

Incredibly tender Vegan BBQ Ribs, that are meaty, saucy and DELICIOUS! This recipe uses Beyond Meat and canned jackfruit for the BEST texture!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword BBQ, Jackfruit, Ribs
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Grill Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 6 ribs


  • 2 flax eggs (2 tbsp flaxseed meal + 5 tbsp water)
  • 1 lb plant-based ground meat
  • 1 20 oz. can jackfruit drained + hard parts removed
  • ¼ medium white onion diced
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • tsp smoked paprika
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp liquid smoke
  • rib rub seasoning blend of choice to taste
  • BBQ Sauce of choice to taste (¼-½ cup)


  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • Combine the ground flaxseed and water to form flax egg. Place in the fridge to set.
  • In a large bowl add your vegan ground, drained jackfruit, onion, garlic, brown sugar, smoked paprika, salt, pepper and liquid smoke. Mix until all ingredients are well combined.
  • Transfer the mixture to a baking pan line with foil. Use your hands to form the mixture into a 1 inch thick rectangular shape, then use a knife to make indentions (to appear rib-like) about 1-1½ inches wide.
  • Sprinkle with rib rub seasoning blend to taste, then transfer to the oven and bake for 1 hour.
  • Preheat grill (if necessary).
  • Once the ribs are finished baking, remove from the oven and brush with BBQ sauce of choice.
  • Transfer vegan rib rack (with foil) to the grill and cook for about 15-20 minutes at about 300-400°.
  • Remove from the grill and brush with additional BBQ sauce to taste. Serve immediately.