Pulled BBQ Jackfruit Sandwich Vegan Recipe

There are many reasons to give plant-based meat alternatives a try, from health concerns to environmental ones.

High-quality alternatives to animal proteins can help you reduce your saturated fat intake and improve heart health, as well as increase your fiber consumption. These products also typically use fewer natural resources and have a lower impact on the environment than the meat industry.

Different options for meat alternatives are readily available, including jackfruit, which mimics the texture and flavor of meat as well as provides nutrients and protein, and tofu, which provides both protein and amino acids along with a variety of vitamins.

If you’re unsure where to start with plant-based proteins, try this recipe!

Pulled BBQ Jackfruit Sandwich Recipe

Recipe by Aurellia Alexandre
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Course: MainCuisine: American


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Pulled BBQ Jackfruit Sandwich is a delicious vegan sandwich that is packed with flavor. This sweet-savory sandwich will have you coming back for more!


  • 1 can

    green jackfruit, drained very well

  • 1

    small onion, diced

  • ¼ cup


  • 1 Tbsp.


  • 1 tsp

    liquid smoke

  • ½ Tbsp.

    garlic powder

  • 1 tsp.


  • ½ Tbsp.

    onion powder

  • Pink Himalayan salt, to taste

  • 1 cup

    barbecue sauce of your choice

  • 2 Tbsp.

    olive oil


  • Using your hands, pull the jackfruit apart into shreds. 

  • Sauté onion in water until soft and slightly brown. 

  • Add jackfruit and seasonings and cook for 10-15 minutes over medium heat. 

  • Add barbecue sauce and oil and heat until sauce reaches desired thickness.

  • Serve on a whole wheat or ciabatta roll.

  • Top with your favorite slaw. Enjoy!

    Aurellia Alexandre, Owner and Chef

    Aurellia Alexandre
    Owner and Chef

    “I’m inviting all my barbecue lovers to indulge in this healthy, plant-based barbecue sandwich made from jackfruit. It satisfies my love for barbecued foods, and I’m sure it’ll please yours! If you’re one to meal prep, you can enjoy this barbecue jackfruit in a sandwich or wrap for a work lunch, on nachos for a big family dinner, or maybe just on a salad at home. No matter how you eat it, this recipe is a must-try!” 

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