Barbecue Pulled Jackfruit Sandwiches

Prep Time

10 min

Cook Time

35 min


Prep Time

10 min

Cook Time

35 min


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 medium onion, sliced

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 3 cups fresh jackfruit pods*

  • Salt and pepper, to taste

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon paprika (or smoked paprika)

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon cumin

  • 3/4 cup barbecue sauce, plus more for serving

  • 1/4 cup water

  • 6 burger buns

  • Optional toppings: coleslaw, thinly sliced red onions, avocado, and/or pickle slices.

  • * For cooking, choose jackfruit that is on the green side and does not yield to pressure. It'll be a bit harder to process, but the pods will be less sweet and more pork-like than sweet, ripe fruit.

Cooking Steps

  1. 1

    In an oven-proof skillet or Dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat.

  2. 2

    Saute onions and garlic until translucent.

  3. 3

    Add jackfruit and spices, and season to taste.

  4. 4

    Add barbecue sauce and water and stir. Bring the mixture to a simmer, then cover.

  5. 5

    Reduce heat, and let simmer for 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally until the liquid is absorbed and the jackfruit is shredding.

  6. 6

    Remove from heat. Add more barbecue sauce, if desired, and serve warm on burger buns, topped with toppings of your choice.

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