BBQ Jackfruit Sandwich

BY : PUBLISHED : February 4th, 2013 UPDATED: November 12th, 2021

I have posted something similar to this in the past.  But I wanted to try the other method people use to cook the jackfruit.  I think I may actually prefer this method.  It is faster, and the jackfruit actually gets a more crispy texture.  Use any type of BBQ sauce.  The seasoning can make the jackfruit a bit spicy, so if heat is not your thing, use a sweeter BBQ sauce.

Estimated Cost Per Serving: $1.05

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BBQ Jackfruit Sandwich

Terrence Paschal
The seasoning can make the jackfruit a bit spicy, so if heat is not your thing, use a sweeter BBQ sauce. I love this cooking method for making it crispy.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 358 kcal
DIET Vegan


  • 34 ounces of jackfruit in water
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup of diced onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon of Cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 cup of BBQ sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon of liquid smoke optional


  • Preheat oven to 400f.
  • Rinse jackfruit under cold water. Remove bottom triangle section of the jackfruit.
  • Mix paprika, cajun and garlic powder together.
  • Toss jackfruit pieces, garlic, and onion in seasoning mixture until coated.
  • Add jackfruit, onion, and garlic to a non stick pan and cook on medium for 10 minutes.
  • Add BBQ sauce. Continue to cook for 15 minutes.
  • Remove jackfruit mixture form pan and add to a non stick baking sheet.
  • Place in oven for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and serve on bread.
  • Top the sandwich with a sweet coleslaw, bell peppers, or even crispy fried onions!


Calories: 358kcalCarbohydrates: 90gProtein: 2gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 764mgPotassium: 454mgFiber: 3gSugar: 25gVitamin A: 535IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 139mgIron: 1mg
Keyword fruit, jackfruit, meatless, plant-based, sandwich, vegan, vegetarian
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About Terrence Paschal

Plant based food, micro brews, punk rock, and running are what I am about.

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