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Maple Buffalo Pulled Jackfruit Sandwich Topped with Lettuce, Tomato Slices and Pickles
Maple Buffalo Pulled Jackfruit Sandwiches
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Tender jackfruit is simmered in spicy maple Buffalo sauce and stuffed into buns to make these mouthwatering pulled jackfruit sandwiches.
Course: Sandwich
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 414 kcal
Author: Alissa
  • 1 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 20 ounce cans young green jackfruit, drained
  • cup cayenne pepper hot sauce, Franks works best
  • cup maple syrup
  • ¼ cup tomato paste
  • ½ teaspoon liquid smoke
  • About 1 cup water
  • Salt and pepper to taste
For Serving (optional)
  • 4 to 6 sandwich rolls, sliced open
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Avocado
  • Vegan Mayo
  1. Coat the bottom of a medium saucepan with oil and place it over medium heat. When the oil is hot, add the onion and sauté until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook about 1 minute more, until very fragrant. Add the jackfruit, hot sauce, maple syrup, tomato paste, liquid smoke, and 1 cup of water. Stir well, bring the mixture to a simmer and allow to cook, uncovered, for about 20 minutes. Stir every few minutes and after about 10 minutes begin using a couple of forks to break up and pull apart the pieces of jackfruit. It should be stringy and tender by the time it's done cooking. Continue to simmer until the jackfruit is very tender, about 20 minutes total. You can add a bit of water during cooking if the sauce gets too thick.
  2. Remove from heat and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Divide the jackfruit among the rolls and top with toppings of choice. Serve.
Recipe Notes

Some people like to remove the cores and seed pods from their jackfruit before cooking. I don't, because it's time consuming and just adds some additional texture to the final product. Feel free to remove them if you like.

Nutrition Facts
Maple Buffalo Pulled Jackfruit Sandwiches
Amount Per Serving
Calories 414 Calories from Fat 69
% Daily Value*
Fat 7.7g12%
Saturated Fat 1.5g8%
Sodium 817mg34%
Potassium 251mg7%
Carbohydrates 73g24%
Fiber 16.3g65%
Sugar 24.4g27%
Protein 11g22%
Calcium 70mg7%
Iron 11.9mg66%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.