Jackfruit BBQ Burger

For this vegan BBQ burger recipe, you need many of the typical BBQ sauce ingredients, plus a few extra ingredients. 

  • Prep Time10 min
  • Cook Time30 min
  • Total Time40 min
  • Energy224 cal
  • Cuisine
    • American
    • French
    • Italian
  • Course
    • Breakfast
    • Snack


  • 1 medium red onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • ½ cup scotch, bourbon, or other whiskey (or water for alcohol-free)
  • ¼ cup cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • salt
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • 2 15-ounce cans green jackfruit in water or brine 
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 buns or ciabatta rolls



Chop the onion. Mince the garlic.


In a medium saucepan, combine the, whiskey, vinegar, soy sauce, onion, garlic, chili powder, and paprika over medium heat. Cook at a steady simmer, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables soften and the sauce thickens slightly, about 15 minutes. 


Rinse and drain the jackfruit in a colander, pressing down to extract as much water as possible. Run your hands through the pieces, pulling and separating them into shreds with your fingers.


Place the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. When it’s hot, add the jackfruit and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned and crisp in places, 2 to 3 minutes. 


Add the sauce and bring to a boil, then adjust the heat so the mixture bubbles gently. Cook, stirring once in a while, until the sauce has thickened and the jackfruit has absorbed some of the flavor,


When you are ready to eat, slice the buns or rolls and divide the jackfruit among the rolls,

  • 6 servings per container
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories224
  • % Daily Value*
  • Total Fat5.2 g6.67%
  • Saturated Fat0.8 g4%
  • Total Carbohydrate43.2 g15.71%
  • Dietary Fiber1.6 g5.71%
  • Total Sugars33.2 g
  • Protein1.6 g3.2%
  • Vitamin D (Cholecalciferol)0 IU0%
  • Calcium25.1 mg1.93%
  • Iron0.4 mg2.22%
  • Potassium391.6 mg8.33%
  • Vitamin A176.1 mcg19.57%
  • Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)16.2 mg18%
  • Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)0.2 mg11.76%
  • Vitamin B12 (Cobalamine)0 mcg0%
  • Magnesium21.6 mg5.14%
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