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Vegan Jackfruit Sliders

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  • Author: Chuck Underwood
  • Prep Time: 40 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 4 people 1x
  • Category: Sandwich
  • Cuisine: BBQ, Oil-Free, Vegan


Texas BBQ at its best, and I wonder if even the most tried & true BBQ Connoisseur will be able to tell that there is NO MEAT in this recipe!  The secret's in the Jackfruit.




  • 1 pck Coleslaw Mix ((16oz))


  • 1 can White Beans (or Cannelloni) ((15oz))
  • 3 Tbs Dijon Mustard
  • 3 Tbs Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 3 Tbs Maple Syrup
  • 2 Tbs Dill Pickle Juice
  • 1 tsp Celery Seed
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper


  • 2 cans Young, Green Jackfruit in Brine ((20oz))

BBQ Sauce

  • 1 can Tomato Sauce (no salt added) ((8 oz))
  • 1 cup Ketchup ((8 oz))
  • 1/4 cup Molasses
  • 2 1/2 Tbs Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 Tbs Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tbs Worcestershire Sauce ((vegan))
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Liquid Smoke
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/8 tsp Cayenne Pepper



  1. Drain the can of White Beans and then blend all coleslaw dressing ingredients together until smooth.  
  2. Add a 16oz package of Coleslaw Mix to a large bowl and pour in the dressing.  Mix well and refrigerate for now. 

BBQ Sauce

  1. Whisk all BBQ Sauce ingredients together in a medium-sized saucepan.  Bring to a slow simmer and heat until bubbly and slightly thickened. 


  1. Drain jackfruit and rinse thoroughly. 
  2. Remove the triangular core, the seeds, and the tougher seed pods, and shred the soft, fleshy outsides of the fruit into a medium bowl. 
  3. Add the shredded jackfruit to a medium saucepan and add 1 1/2 cups of BBQ sauce.  Simmer over med-low heat for 20 minutes.  


To assemble sandwiches:  Add 1-2 Tbs of Coleslaw to a soft Dinner Roll followed by 1-2 Tbs of BBQ Jackfruit.  Top with mustard, pickles, or pickled jalapenos.

Tips Are Always Welcome!