Barbecue Jackfruit Sandwiches Recipe-A Smoky Delight

Dive into the smoky goodness of our Barbecue Jackfruit Sandwiches, where every bite is a delightful journey into plant-based perfection. Picture tender jackfruit, infused with bold barbecue flavors, creating a sandwich that captures the essence of smoky indulgence. Whether you’re a barbecue enthusiast or exploring the world of meatless options, this recipe is your passport to a flavor-packed delight. Join us as we guide you through the steps of creating this smoky masterpiece, ensuring each bite is a celebration of plant-based goodness. Get ready to savor the smoky delight with our Barbecue Jackfruit Sandwiches!


  • 2 cans of young green jackfruit in water or brine, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup of homemade barbecue sauce (see recipe below)
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon of chili powder (adjust to your preferred heat level)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 hamburger buns or sandwich rolls
  • Coleslaw for topping (optional)

For the Homemade Barbecue Sauce

  • 1 cup of ketchup
  • 1/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce (or a vegetarian alternative)
  • 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Preparing the Homemade Barbecue Sauce

  • In a medium saucepan, combine all the barbecue sauce ingredients: ketchup, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, smoked paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  • Whisk the ingredients together and place the saucepan over medium heat. Allow the mixture to simmer for about 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally until it thickens and the flavors meld. Once done, remove it from heat and set it aside.

Creating the Barbecue Jackfruit Filling

  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the finely chopped onion and minced garlic. Sauté for a few minutes until they become translucent and fragrant.
  • Add the rinsed and drained jackfruit to the skillet, along with the smoked paprika and chili powder. Use a fork or potato masher to break the jackfruit into shreds, resembling pulled pork.
  • Pour the homemade barbecue sauce over the shredded jackfruit. Stir to coat the jackfruit evenly with the sauce. Allow it to simmer for about 10-15 minutes, or until the jackfruit is tender and has absorbed the flavors of the barbecue sauce. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Assembling Your Barbecue Jackfruit Sandwiches

  • Split and lightly toast the hamburger buns or sandwich rolls.
  • Spoon the flavorful barbecue jackfruit mixture onto the bottom half of each bun.
  • Optionally, top the jackfruit with coleslaw for added freshness and crunch.
  • Place the top bun half over the filling to complete your sandwiches.

Serving Your Barbecue Jackfruit Sandwiches

  • Serve your “Smoky Delight: Barbecue Jackfruit Sandwiches” hot, with your favorite barbecue side dishes like coleslaw, pickles, or grilled corn on the cob.
  • Spice Level: Adjust the chili powder in the barbecue sauce and the amount of hot sauce in your coleslaw to suit your desired spice level.

Variations and Tips

  • Homemade Coleslaw: Make your own coleslaw by combining shredded cabbage and carrots with a dressing of mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, and a pinch of salt.
  • Grilled Corn: Complement your sandwiches with grilled corn on the cob brushed with barbecue sauce for a smoky-sweet side dish.

Our “Smoky Delight: Barbecue Jackfruit Sandwiches Recipe” brings the essence of traditional barbecue to the plant-based table. Whether you’re a vegetarian, vegan, or simply looking to explore meatless options, these sandwiches deliver a delicious and satisfying experience. The jackfruit, simmered in homemade barbecue sauce, captures the smoky, sweet, and tangy flavors that make barbecue a beloved culinary tradition. Bite into these sandwiches and savor the rich and flavorful world of barbecue with a delightful twist.

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