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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 Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: 4th of july, bbq, dinner, grilling, healthy dinner, Holiday Meal, oil-free dinner, vegan bbq, vegan dinner, wfpb dinner
Cuisine: American, bbq, Oil-free, oil-free bbq, Plant-based, vegan bbq, WFPB
Keyword: bbq, bbq jackfruit, canned jackfruit, Jackfruit, jackfruit sandwich, plant-based bbq, vegan bbq, vegan bbq jackfruit sandwich, wfpb bbq


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 saut√© 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!


Feel free to use my bbq sauce recipe or use store-bought to save time. 
Save extra bbq sauce in an air-tight mason jar, store in the fridge.