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Spicy Beer Braised Jackfruit Stew & Cheesy Mashed Potatoes

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  • Author: Liv B
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 4 servings


Comfort food at its finest- a spicy, beer-braised jackfruit stew over cheesy mashed potatoes.


Spicy Beer-Braised Jackfruit Stew:

  • 2 cans (400 mL each) Cha’s young jackfruit, drained, rinsed and pulled/shredded
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 2 cups cauliflower florets
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chipotle chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp each salt and pepper
  • 1/3 cup tomato ketchup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp molasses
  • 1 cup beer of choice (not fruity or too strongly flavoured)
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 3 cups vegan beef broth or veggie broth

Cheesy Mashed Potatoes:

  • 1 lb yellow potatoes, diced
  • 3 tbsp vegan butter
  • 1/2 cup vegan cream or coconut milk
  • 1/3 cup vegan cream cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large pan or a pot on medium heat, add the oil, onion, garlic, carrot and cauliflower and cook 5 minutes, until veggies start to soften. Add the jackfruit and cook 3 more minutes, stirring frequently.
  2. Add the spices and stir to coat. Add the ketchup, brown sugar, molasses, beer, balsamic vinegar and 2 cups of broth. Bring to a simmer, then reduce heat to simmer on low for 30 minutes. Add more broth as needed, I ended up needing the whole 3 cups.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large pot, add potatoes and water until potatoes are just covered with the water. Boil the potatoes on high for about 10 minutes, until fork-tender. Drain and add back to pot. Use a potato masher to mash. Add vegan cream, cream cheese, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Stir/mash until smooth and creamy.
  4. Serve stew over mashed potatoes. Enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins

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