BBQ Jackfruit on the grill

December 5, 2023
December 5, 2023 admin

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A vegan BBQ jackfruit sandwich is a delicious and satisfying option for anyone looking to enjoy a plant-based twist on classic BBQ flavors. Here’s a recipe to make your own:


For the BBQ Jackfruit:

  • 2 cans (20 oz each) young green jackfruit in brine or water (not syrup)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup vegan BBQ sauce (plus more for serving)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth or water

For Serving:

  • Vegan burger buns
  • Vegan coleslaw
  • Pickles (optional)
  • Additional BBQ sauce


  1. Prepare the Jackfruit:
    • Drain and rinse the jackfruit. Cut off and discard the core parts, and shred the remaining pieces with your hands or a fork to mimic the texture of pulled pork.
  2. Cook the Jackfruit:
    • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
    • Add the chopped onion and garlic, and sauté until the onion is translucent.
    • Add the shredded jackfruit, smoked paprika, chili powder, cumin, black pepper, and salt. Stir well to combine.
    • Cook for about 5 minutes, until the jackfruit starts to brown slightly.
  3. Add Liquids and Simmer:
    • Pour in the BBQ sauce and vegetable broth. Stir well.
    • Reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for about 20-25 minutes, or until the liquid has mostly reduced and the jackfruit has a tender, pulled pork-like consistency. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking.
  4. Toast the Buns:
    • While the jackfruit is simmering, toast your vegan burger buns until lightly golden.
  5. Assemble the Sandwiches:
    • Spoon a generous amount of the BBQ jackfruit onto the bottom halves of the buns.
    • Top with vegan coleslaw and pickles, if desired.
    • Drizzle some extra BBQ sauce over the top, if you like it saucy.
    • Cover with the top halves of the buns.
  6. Serve:
    • Serve your BBQ jackfruit sandwiches hot, ideally with a side of fries, salad, or extra coleslaw.

Enjoy your delicious and hearty vegan BBQ jackfruit sandwich! This dish is not only a crowd-pleaser for vegans and vegetarians but can also pleasantly surprise meat-eaters with its meaty texture and rich BBQ flavors.




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