Today is Father’s Day here in the USA, and if you’re looking for a simple shredded BBQ flavorful dish to prepare that your dad will enjoy, these jackfruit sliders will be a huge hit. They are easy to prepare and incredibly tasty. Other jackfruit recipes are my Jackfruit Carnitas Tacos, Vegan Jackfruit Stew, and Vegan BBQ Jackfruit Wraps.

BBQ Jackfruit Sandwiches

This is my first father’s day without my dad, who passed away February of this year, so I cling to the beautiful memories of my dad. He was a great provider who made sure food was always on the table, and he was a father and provider to many who weren’t his biological children. My dad was such a kind man.

Growing up in Jamaica, my dad would always bring jackfruit home for us. We enjoyed eating the ripe fruit and never had it green.  It was later on when I found green jackfruit in Indian supermarkets and decided to make Jackfruit Curry. It turned out amazingly and I have been enjoying it ever since.

I love to also prepare BBQ jackfruit, because jackfruit makes such a great carrier for its bold flavors. The texture of jackfruit is meaty, so it’s ideal to make BBQ pulled jackfruit.

Jackfruit BBQ Sandwiches being assembled on cutting board with pulled jackfruit, rolls and coleslaw

Where To Buy Jackfruit?

Make sure to use young green jackfruit in this recipe, since it has a bland flavor and a meaty texture. The sweet jackfruit is softer and too sweet for my liking in savoury recipes, I prefer to eat it raw or prepared as a dessert. You can purchase fresh green jackfruit in Asian supermarkets, and if you do decide to go with the fresh green jackfruit then you can learn how to prepare it here. You might need to cook for longer when preparing from fresh jackfruit, add extra vegetable broth, and cook until tender.

I always prepare my barbecue jackfruit using canned green jackfruit. It is sold in Asian supermarkets, health food stores, and Trader Joe’s.

BBQ Jackfruit Ingredients

  • Jackfruit
  • onion powder
  • garlic powder
  • smoked paprika
  • cayenne pepper
  • Bragg’s Liquid Aminos
  • Vegetable oil
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Vegetable Broth or storebought
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  • Slider Rolls – I used Julia’s Table White Rolls that are sold at Publix. They are gluten-free and vegan.

Overlay, bbq jackfruit sandwiches on wooden board

How To Make BBQ Jackfruit?

To make BBQ jackfruit sandwich:

  1. Drain the jackfruit and rinse. Chop jackfruit into smaller pieces and place in a bowl.
  2. Toss jackfruit pieces with onion powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, and Bragg’s Liquid Aminos, and set aside for 15 minutes while you prepare the vegetables and coleslaw (see notes).
  3. In a large skillet, heat oil on medium heat, add onion and cook for 3 minutes. Add garlic and stir until fragrant, about a minute.
  4. Stir in seasoned jackfruit, add vegetable broth and barbecue sauce. Cover and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Warm up slider buns or rolls, and cut into halves. Top with BBQ jackfruit, then coleslaw.

Other Delicious BBQ Recipes To Try

BBQ Jackfruit sandwiches, on a wooden cutting board, gluten free rolls topped with bbq jackfruit and coleslaw

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BBQ Jackfruit Sandwiches

These BBQ Jackfruit Sandwiches are amazing! Tender, juicy, messy, seasoned BBQ jackfruit, and creamy coleslaw, in gluten-free vegan rolls. These are the perfect food for BBQ's, cookouts, picnics, potlucks, or lunch.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bbq jackgruit sandwiches
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 168kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 20- ounce can young green jackfruit in brine or water
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Pinch of Cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Bragg’s liquid aminos
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil (I used avocado)
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce or store bought
  • Vegan Coleslaw or store bought
  • Slider Buns (I used Julia’s Eat Gluten-Free. Vegan Rolls)

Instructions

  • Drain the jackfruit and rinse, chop jackfruit into smaller pieces and place in a bowl.
  • Toss jackfruit pieces with onion powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, and Bragg’s Liquid Aminos and set aside for 15 minutes while you prepare the vegetables and coleslaw (see notes).
  • In a large skillet, heat oil on medium heat, add onion and cook for 3 minutes. Add garlic and stir until fragrant, about a minute.
  • Stir in seasoned jackfruit, add vegetable broth and barbecue sauce. Cover and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Warm up slider buns or rolls, and cut into halves. Layer the bottom half with BBQ jackfruit, then add coleslaw. Place the other halves on top.

Nutrition

Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 327mg | Potassium: 544mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 369IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1mg