BBQ Pulled Jackfruit Sandwiches

BBQ Pulled Jackfruit Sandwiches plated

Recipe Information

Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 People

BBQ pulled jackfruit sandwiches are a fantastic vegan alternative to traditional pulled pork. This recipe was inspired by my love for barbecue flavors and the desire to create a satisfying plant-based option. The texture of jackfruit mimics that of pulled meat, making it an ideal choice for this dish.

I first tried this recipe at a friend's potluck, and it was an instant hit. Everyone loved the tangy, smoky flavor, and many couldn't believe it was made from fruit. Since then, I've been making these sandwiches for family gatherings and picnics, and they never disappoint.

Not only is this recipe delicious, but it's also quite simple to prepare. With just a few ingredients and steps, you can have a mouthwatering vegan sandwich that will impress even the most skeptical meat-eaters.


  • 2 cans (20 oz each) young green jackfruit in water, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1/4 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 burger buns
  • Coleslaw or pickles for serving (optional)


  1. Shred the drained and rinsed jackfruit with your hands or two forks, removing any tough cores or seeds.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the minced garlic to the skillet and cook for another minute, stirring frequently.
  4. Stir in the shredded jackfruit, BBQ sauce, vegetable broth, smoked paprika, cumin, black pepper, and salt. Mix well to combine.
  5. Cover the skillet and let the mixture simmer for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the jackfruit is tender and has absorbed the flavors.
  6. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Place the burger buns on a baking sheet and warm them in the oven for 3-5 minutes.
  7. Assemble the sandwiches by placing a generous amount of BBQ pulled jackfruit on the bottom half of each bun. Top with coleslaw or pickles if desired, and cover with the top half of the bun.
  8. Serve immediately and enjoy!


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