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BBQ Pulled Jackfruit Sandwiches (Vegan, Gluten Free Option)

These BBQ pulled jackfruit sandwiches are a BBQ season treat! Served with creamy coleslaw, these are perfect for a potluck, party, or dinner.

We love hosting summer BBQs and parties at our place!  Theres nothing better than having lots of friends over, eating delicious food, and enjoying a cold margarita (or two). I love easy make ahead recipes for BBQ season, and these awesome pulled jackfruit sandwiches can be made ahead in no time.

These BBQ Pulled Jackfruit Sandwiches Are:

  • Tangy
  • Savory
  • Messy (in a good way)
  • Perfect for entertaining
  • Healthy
  • Vegan
  • A great alternative to pulled pork

I love finding new meat alternatives- and jackfruit is definitely one of the most unique out there.  The firs time I saw it in the store was in the frozen aisle of an Indian market… but now I can find canned brined jackfruit at Trader Joe’s and other larger markets.

IMG_20180625_180141Whats In These Pulled Jackfruit Sandwiches?

  • Jackfruit (unsweetened, check the label!)
  • Olive Oil
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • BBQ Sauce of your choice (I use a gluten-free and vegan one!)
  • Vegetable Stock
  • Sriracha is optional, if you like your sandwiches a bit spicier
  • Sandwich buns of choice, you can use regular or gluten-free if avoiding wheat

For this recipe, its super important to get canned jackfruit in brine, not in syrup- or else it will be too sweet for a sandwich.  Jackfruit really does make a wonderful substitute for pulled pork, which is awesome for a quick and easy summer weeknight dinner.


Let me just say, the Coleslaw Recipe here is the absolute BEST!  Its a recipe from my dad who is the king of all yummy creamy salads (he makes a mean creamy cucumber salad, and creamy kidney bean salad too!) Putting the coleslaw on the sandwich is a must- it really creates the perfect texture sandwich.

I used a food processor to get the pulled pork texture, but you can also mash it up with a fork or potato masher.  

What do I serve with these Pulled Jackfruit Sandwiches?


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BBQ Pulled Jackfruit Sandwiches (Vegan, Gluten Free Option)

Homestead Herbivore
These BBQ pulled jackfruit sandwiches are a BBQ season treat! Served with creamy coleslaw, these are perfect for a potluck, party, or dinner.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course BBQ, Dinner, Sandwich
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • 2 20 ounce cans unsweetened brined jackfruit, drained
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup Barbecue Sauce of choice use gluten free/vegan
  • 2 tablespoons sriracha if you like it spicier
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth
  • 4 hamburger buns of choice use gluten free/vegan
  • 1 batch of The BEST Ever Coleslaw Link In Notes Below!!


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Drain and rinse canned jackfruit and pat dry. Add the jackfruit mixture to a food processor and pulse a few times until the jackfruit resembles the texture of pulled pork.
  • In a large skillet heat the olive oil, and sauté the onion and garlic for 5 minutes until they begin to soften.  Add the jackfruit and sauté for an additional 5 minutes.  Add the vegetable stock, BBQ sauce, and sriracha (if adding) and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Place jackfruit mixture onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.  Bake for 20 minutes, or until the edges begin to turn a crispy brown.
  • When jackfruit is finished cooking, remove from the oven and serve: Scoop some jackfruit  onto a hamburger bun, add more BBQ sauce if desired, and top with spoonful of coleslaw!  Enjoy!
Keyword BBQ Sauce, Garlic, Jackfruit, Olive Oil, Onion, Vegan BBQ, Vegan BBQ Sandwich
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What do you like to serve at your BBQ – do you have a favorite vegan or gluten free dish? Let me know in the comments below!

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