Pulled Jackfruit Sandwiches with BBQ Sauce

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These BBQ pulled jackfruit sandwiches are an amazing vegan alternative to meat! They’re so easy to make and the filling can be used for tacos, in wraps, on nachos or even pizza.

I’m officially jumping on the jackfruit waggon! 

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It took a while but now we’ve tried it we can’t get enough! For my first jackfruit recipe I wanted to go back to basics and serve it in a sandwich. 

I was pretty sceptical about it really being anything like pulled pork but I was willing to give it a try because I am always keen to reduce our meat consumption any way I can. 

The main thing I’ve realised is that you need to cook the jackfruit for a pretty long time for it to really break down and get a texture close to pulled pork. Once that’s done it needs to go in the oven for a bit to get a little crispy and then you’re good to go.

Pulled jackfruit on a baking sheet

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Why we love these pulled jackfruit sandwiches

They’re vegan and easy to make gluten free which makes them perfect for pretty much everyone!

The jackfruit filling is great for meal prep and I’d recommend making a big batch to keep in the fridge for use in sandwiches, wraps, on salads or in tacos throughout the week.

They’re so easy to make and the jackfruit is totally not intimidating to cook with once you’ve given it a go.

Finally, they totally do an incredible job mimicking pulled pork sandwiches which is pretty amazing if you think about it.

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Pulled Jackfruit Sandwiches Ingredients

Onion and Garlic: Finely chopped

Jackfruit: Out of a tin, drained and lightly chopped

Spices: Cumin, coriander, smoked paprika, oregano and chipotle paste all go into this jackfruit to make it so flavourful and delicious

Tinned Tomatoes

Vegetable Stock

BBQ Sauce: Make sure you get a vegan one

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How to make pulled jackfruit sandwiches

  1. Start by frying the jackfruit: Heat a drizzle of oil and fry the onion and garlic then add the jackfruit and fry for about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the liquids: Add the spices then pour in the chopped tomatoes and vegetable stock and bring to a simmer. Cook until most of the liquid has evaporated. Add a tablespoon of BBQ sauce.
  3. Put in the oven: Spread the jackfruit on a baking sheet and put in the oven for 15 minutes. Add the rest of the BBQ sauce, turn the heat up and cook for another 15 minutes. Serve in sandwiches.

Equipment you need to make this recipe…

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Expert tips for making these pulled jackfruit sandwiches

I would highly recommend doubling or tripling this recipe so that you can store it in the fridge for easy dinners or lunches throughout the week

To make this recipe gluten free simply use your favourite brand of gluten free rolls

I used canned jackfruit to make this recipe, just make sure you get jackfruit in brine or water. I was able to get it at my local supermarket

Want more? Try these other vegan recipes!

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Pulled Jackfruit Sandwiches with BBQ Sauce

These BBQ pulled jackfruit sandwiches are an amazing vegan alternative to meat! They're so easy to make and the filling can be used for tacos, in wraps, on nachos or even pizza.
5 from 5 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 382kcal
Author: Amy Fulwood

Ingredients

  • Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Onion chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic crushed
  • 1 560g can Jackfruit drained and rinsed
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Ground Coriander
  • 1 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1 tsp Chipotle Paste
  • 1 400g tin Chopped Tomatoes
  • 100 ml Vegetable Stock
  • 3 tbsp BBQ Sauce
  • Bread Rolls and Coleslaw to serve

Instructions

  • Heat the oven to 200°C/400°F. Heat a drizzle of oil in a saucepan and add the onion and garlic. Fry until soft then add the jackfruit and fry for another 5 minutes.
  • Add the spices and season well with salt and pepper. Pour in the tomatoes and stock, turn up the heat and simmer until most of the liquid has evaporated. Stir in 1 tablespoon of BBQ sauce.
  • Spread the jackfruit out on a baking sheet and put in the oven for 15 minutes. Add the rest of the BBQ sauce and turn the heat up to 225°C/440°F. Cook the jackfruit for another 15 minutes then serve in sandwiches.
Nutrition Facts
Pulled Jackfruit Sandwiches with BBQ Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 382 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 801mg33%
Potassium 1811mg52%
Carbohydrates 92g31%
Fiber 8g32%
Sugar 70g78%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 1240IU25%
Vitamin C 63.7mg77%
Calcium 173mg17%
Iron 4.1mg23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Notes

Nutrition information is an estimate and will vary depending on the exact ingredients used.
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5 Comments

  • Reply
    Jacqueline Debono
    01/07/2019 at 8:58 AM

    5 stars
    I still haven’t tried jackfruit but have been wanting to! Your pulled jackfruit sandwiches look delicious! I’m also always on the lookout for great meatless meals so have to try this!

  • Reply
    Milica Vladova
    01/07/2019 at 9:36 AM

    5 stars
    Never tasted a jack-fruit but it looks super delicious!

  • Reply
    Danielle Wolter
    01/07/2019 at 10:43 AM

    5 stars
    I am intrigued by this. I have been hearing about jackfruit, but haven’t tried it yet. This sounds incredible!

  • Reply
    Amanda Wren-Grimwood
    01/07/2019 at 11:09 AM

    5 stars
    This is a new ingredient for me but I'[m intrigued after seeing this recipe. It looks so good!

  • Reply
    Kelly Anthony
    01/07/2019 at 11:47 AM

    5 stars
    I’ve never worked with jackfruit but it seriously looks just like pulled pork. What a great vegan option!

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