Vegan BBQ Jackfruit Sandwich

Hello friends!

I can’t wait to share this Vegan BBQ jackfruit sandwich with you all. This sandwich is a great alternative to a traditional BBQ pulled pork sandwich. This one has all of the yummy flavors without any of the health ramifications or cruelty. It’s a win-win folks.

You will need some canned jackfruit for this recipe, I get mine at Trader Joe’s. Use canned jackfruit NOT fresh. The fresh fruit is meant to be eaten as such. The canned jackfruit is unripe and shreds like how we want.

Once strained and shredded, add the jackfruit to a pan and saute it until the moisture is cooked out. This should take no longer than 10 minutes.

I made my own homemade plant-based no refined sugar added BBQ sauce but if you are short on time, feel free to get store bought.

Saute the jackfruit with as much or as little BBQ sauce as you’d like. I like mine really saucy so that it’s more flavorful but do what works for you.

Use a whole wheat or gluten-free bun of choice and top with the jackfruit + bbq mixture.

I like to pile my sandwich high!

Top with cabbage slaw for an extra freshness and crunch – DELISH!

Vegan BBQ Jackfruit Sandwich

I like to spread extra bbq sauce on the top bun to avoid any dryness and to add even more saucy flavor.

…and there you have it! A vegan bbq jackfruit sandwich! It’s easy, delicious, perfect for meat-eaters or someone who wants to transition to being plant-based OR if you are already plant-based but you are in the mood for a good old bbq sandwich.

These are seriously SO freaking yummy, we gobbled them up.

Vegan BBQ Jackfruit Sandwich

This vegan bbq jackfruit sandwich is: 







A lil spicy

Vegan BBQ Jackfruit Sandwich

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Vegan BBQ Jackfruit Sandwich

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Vegan BBQ Jackfruit Sandwich

Smoky, perfectly sweet, savory sandwich made with jackfruit and homemade plant-based BBQ sauce. Great dinner idea that takes 30 minutes to whip up!
prep time 20 minutes
cook time 10 minutes
total time 30 minutes

the ingredients

Homemade BBQ Sauce

  • 1 cup organic ketchup
  • 6 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp yellow mustard
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 2/3 cup water

Other Sandwich Ingredients

  • 2 cans jackfruit in brine or water
  • 2 cups cabbage slaw optional: toss slaw in a 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 4 buns of choice whole wheat or gluten-free


BBQ Sauce Instructions

  • Add all ingredients for bbq sauce into a small/medium pot and bring to a boil, reduce heat to low/medium and let cook until thick, stirring occasionally. Should take 20-30 minutes.


  • Strain, rinse and shred canned jackfruit.
  • Add jackfruit to a non-stick pan and sauté on medium heat until the moisture is cooked out. Should take about 10 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat or keep on low if the bbq sauce is cold. Stir in about 1 cup of the BBQ sauce or as much or as little as you want.

Sandwich Assembly

  • Lightly toast the buns.
  • Add bbq jackfruit to the bottom of each bun. Top with shredded cabbage slaw.
  • Add extra bbq sauce to the top bun and that's it!
  • Enjoy!

In good health,


Danielle Brown

Hi! I’m Danielle Brown, the face behind HealthyGirl Kitchen! I share easy, approachable plant-based recipes that are not only healthy but taste amazing. Follow me on Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook for free vegan meal ideas, recipes and healthygirl tips.

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  1. Aaron Buck says:

    Excited to try this!

    1. Danielle Keith says:


  2. Laura says:

    I added a side of baked beans to
    Complete my.BBQ meal and for the added fiber & protein. Delish5 stars