Sweet & Smoky Jackfruit BLT

Sweet & Smoky Jackfruit BLT

Sweet & Smoky Jackfruit BLT

The classic BLT gets a super vegan makeover with the addition of Bacon Seitan and jackfruit!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Servings 4 sandwiches


Sweet and Smoky Jackfruit:

  • 1 package Upton’s Naturals Original Jackfruit or 1 package of Lightly Seasoned Shredded Jackfruit
  • ½ cup tomato puree
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 1 tablespoon Bragg Liquid Aminos or soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon hickory liquid smoke
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  • ¼ cup vegan mayonnaise
  • 4 leaves lettuce or kale
  • 4 tomato slices
  • 4 slices fresh or pickled red onion


  • Slice open each roll and toast, cut side down, in a dry skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Heat the oil in the hot skillet, and pan fry the Bacon Seitan for 2 minutes on each side. Remove from heat.
  • Mash up the jackfruit while still inside the package until it has a shredded texture. Open the package into a medium saucepan and heat over medium heat. Add the Jackfruit, tomato puree, water, oil, nutritional yeast, Bragg Liquid Aminos, maple syrup, onion powder, liquid smoke, paprika and salt. Cook 8-10 minutes until heated through and starting to caramelize.
  • To assemble, spread 1 tablespoon vegan mayonnaise on the toasted sides of the rolls. Add 1/4 of the jackfruit to the bottom half, then place the lettuce or kale on top, followed by 2-3 strips of bacon, and a tomato slice. Add the red onion on top, then place the top half of the roll on the sandwich.
Keyword pulled jackfruit sandwich, vegan BLT, veggie bacon recipe
Bacon Seitan, Original Jackfruit, Shredded Jackfruit