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Pulled Jackfruit Sandwich

Serves 2 60 minute prep time

By Morgan Shupe on March 18, 2013

Pulled Jackfruit Sandwich

Reminiscent of a Vietnamese sub, this Pulled Jackfruit Sandwich will leaving you wanting seconds. Sweet and savory, we’ve found the perfect seasoning to make the jackfruit the perfect substitute for this filling and healthy plant-based meal. Amp up the heat with a few extra sliced up jalapenos!


  • 1 (20oz) can jackfruit in brine
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1/4 onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 1/2 tsp mustard powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2-1 cup bbq sauce
  • Optional Spices:
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp coriander
  • Sandwich:
  • Buns or rolls
  • 1-2 avocados, sliced
  • 1/4 cabbage, julienned
  • 1 jalapenos, sliced


  • Drain and rinse jackfruit and remove solid center piece.

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.

  • Heat coconut oil in a small pot. Sauté onion and garlic until translucent. Add jackfruit, red pepper flakes, paprika, cayenne pepper, mustard powder and salt. Sauté for 5 minutes being sure not to burn spices.

  • Mix together water and bbq sauce until smooth in a bowl. Add sauce to pan and simmer jackfruit for 20- 30 minutes until softened, pulling jackfruit apart as it cooks.

  • Spread jackfruit mixture on lined sheet pan and cook in oven 10-15 minutes, until slightly dried out. Add more bbq sauce if desired.

Morgan Shupe

Morgan Shupe is a Vancouver chef, freelance recipe developer and regular contributor to Vega’s Expert Panel. Her amazingly delicious plant-based recipes for meals and smoothies are well-renowned at the Vega HQ kitchen—where she was formerly Vega’s Chef.
Morgan Shupe

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