Pulled Jackfruit BBQ Sandwiches from Veganize It by Robin Robertson

Pulled Jackfruit BBQ Sandwiches

Yields 4 servings
Author Robin Robertson


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, minced
  • 1 (16-ounce) can water-packed jackfruit, drained and shredded or thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon tamari soy sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Salt and ground black pepper
  • 1 ½ cups barbecue sauce, store-bought or homemade (recipe follows)
  • 4 sandwich rolls, split and toasted


  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the jackfruit and cook until softened, about 10 minutes. Stir in the soy sauce and season with the paprika and salt and pepper to taste. Add as much of the barbecue sauce as desired, stirring to mix well. Use a fork (or two) to break up the jackfruit. If hard pieces remain, remove them to a cutting board and finely chop, then return them to the skillet. Cook for about 10 minutes to heat through and blend the flavors. Pile the jackfruit mixture onto the toasted sandwich rolls. Serve hot.

Recipe Notes

Veganize It

Text excerpted from VEGANIZE IT! © 2017 by Robin Robertson. Reproduced by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved. Photo by William and Susan Brinson.