BBQ Pulled Jackfruit Sandwich


BBQ Pulled Jackfruit Sandwich

A recipe that is the ultimate party food. Skip the meat; this is proof that plant-based food can be just as delicious as the real thing! They are easy to make and so flavorful. Jackfruit is known to be as low in calories but high in antioxidants, potassium, fiber, and vitamin C, so you are sure this is healthy.
Course Vegan
Keyword vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Inactive time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 sandwiches


BBQ jackfruit

  • One 20 oz (565g) can jackfruit (packed in brine or water, not syrup)
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • ½ sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • ¾ cup (180ml) vegan barbecue sauce (homemade or store-bought)
  • 1 to 2 tbsp sriracha
  • 2 tsp arrowroot powder
  • salt and black pepper to taste


  • 4 vegan sandwich rolls or burger buns (gluten-free if necessary), split horizontally
  • Creamy, Crunchy Coleslaw
  • sliced avocado (optional)


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F/200°C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • Rinse and drain the jackfruit. Use two forks or your fingers to pull it apart into shreds, so that it somewhat resembles pulled meat. It will fall apart even more when you cook it.
  • Heat the oil in a large shallow saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and sauté until the onion is translucent. Add the jackfruit, cumin, and paprika and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes. Add salt and pepper.
  • In a cup or small bowl, stir together the barbecue sauce, sriracha, and arrowroot powder. Add to the jackfruit. Cook for 1 minute.
  • Spread out the jackfruit on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes, stirring once halfway through, until sauce is thick and sticky.
  • To assemble the sandwich: Open a roll on a plate. Place avocado slices (if using) on the bottom half. Scoop a heap of the jackfruit on top, then top the jackfruit with a pile of coleslaw. Place the other half of the roll on top and serve immediately. Leftover jackfruit will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 to 4 days
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