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Three vegan BBQ jackfruit sandwiches with a side of barbecue sauce

BBQ Jackfruit Sandwiches

The perfect vegetarian version of a saucy, tangy pulled pork BBQ sandwich.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Vegan, vegetarian
Keyword American food, bbq, vegan bbq sandwich
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 877kcal
Cost $10


  • 8 ounce coleslaw mix
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise See notes
  • 40 ounces jackfruit about 2 cans, in water
  • 2 teaspoons barbecue rub
  • 1 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 4 brioche buns See notes
  • pickles sliced


  • Mix together the vinegar, coleslaw mix, mayonnaise, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and a few pinches of pepper in a bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Drain and seed jackfruit. Pull apart with two forks or use a hand mixer on low to break apart.
  • Add the BBQ rub, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper to the jackfruit and combine.
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add the jackfruit, tossing occasionally, until fragrant, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the BBQ sauce to the skillet, reduce heat to low, and cover. Stir occasionally and cook about 5 minutes or until tender.
  • For the buns, heat up a little vegan butter in a skillet. Add buns, cut side down, and toast until golden and lightly browned in spots. Serve jackfruit on buns with coleslaw and pickles, if desired.


  • For vegan: Use vegan mayonnaise.
  • Bun alternatives: Use potato buns or gluten-free buns


Calories: 877kcal | Carbohydrates: 138g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 148mg | Sodium: 1202mg | Potassium: 1549mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 80g | Vitamin A: 1312IU | Vitamin C: 60mg | Calcium: 187mg | Iron: 3mg | Net Carbs: 131g