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BBQ Burger with Potato Wedges

This dish has the potential to become your favorite if you love burgers but prefer the healthier version. Once you discover jackfruit and all the delicious things you can create with it, you are going to love it! The texture of it is perfect for pulled ‘meat’ dishes, and if you have some spices and herbs at hand, you can even fool a meat-eater with this recipe. A burger that comes with all the flavors and the taste experience a good burger should deliver.

Don’t give up on jackfruit when you happen to buy a brand that you don’t like. It happened to me at the beginning with canned jackfruit. It took a few trials to find one we all like. And if you buy fresh fruit, be aware that only unripe green fruit is recommended for cooking hearty dishes. The ripe fruits are better for dessert or being eaten plain.

Jackfruit is also a perfect ingredient for wraps, gyros, pitas, stirs, and much more. I am glad I even gave canned jackfruit a couple tries after my very first experience years ago. The very first time, I had a piece of fresh fruit and did not like the smell of it much. After some time I learned that this only happened because the fruit was to ripe. Depending on the ripeness, jackfruit develops a smell that some people don’t like.

Green jackfruit has an almost neutral scent, and it absorbs the flavors of spices added. I love cooking with jackfruit! You should give this allrounder a try – even if you are not vegan.

If you want to make it even healthier, I recommend buying whole-wheat buns. The ones you see here are homemade with a mix of whole wheat and whole spelt topped with sesame seeds.

Yield: 4

BBQ Burger with Potato Wedges

BBQ Burger with Potato Wedges

Jackfruit is perfect for pulled “meaty” dishes like BBQ, wraps, gyros, pitas, stirs, and much more. Even my non-vegan friends love this dish, your's will too!

Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 20 minutes 15 seconds
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes 15 seconds


  • For the pulled 'meat':
  • 1 can jackfruit (or fresh unripe fruit)
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2-3 cloves garlic
  • ¼ cup minced cilantro
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp ginger,
  • 1 tsp chili flakes
  • 1 tsp roasted garlic & herb seasoning
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3-4 Tbsp olive oil
  • 4-6 Tbsp of your favorite BBQ sauce (to taste)
  • 6 medium potatoes
  • 4 burger buns
  • For the burger garnish:
  • Salad leaves
  • 4 tomato slices
  • 4 onion slices
  • 4 avocado slices
  • 2 Tbsp vegan mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp sweet mustard
  • Vegan cheese to taste (optional)


-Drain the Jackfruit and set aside

-slice onion and mix with the Jackfruit

-mince cilantro and garlic

-mix with all spices and the olive oil

-set some of the marinade aside for the potatoes

-use the rest of the marinade to mix in with the Jackfruit and onion and let sit

-wash potatoes and cook them but don’t let them become soft as they have to be baked
in the oven

-after cooking drain the hot water and let cool down (put the potatoes in another bowl to cool)

-place parchment paper on a baking sheet

-cut potatoes into bigger wedges and place on the sheet

-take a pastry or rubber brush and apply the marinade you set aside on the wedges

-bake for 15 – 20 min at 200°C / 390°F or until golden brown

While the potatoes are baking:

-heat a pan and add some oil

-add the marinated jackfruit and the onions

-cook and stir until the onion caramelizes and the jackfruit becomes soft

-with 2 forks pull the jackfruit pieces apart carefully

-add BBQ sauce

-turn- of heat

Prepare the sauce:

-mix mayonnaise, ketchup, and mustard

-cut the buns and heat up in a pan for a minute - cut sides down

-lay the lower parts of the buns next to each other

-garnish every half-bun with one tsp of the sauce, then a salad leaf, jackfruit , avocado, tomato, onion

-use the rest of the sauce as topping

-add some cheese (optional)

-cover with the upper part of the bun

Serve with potato wedges and enjoy!

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