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vegan jackfruit burger patty inside a bun on a brown plate

Vegan jackfruit burger patty recipe

lucy johnson founder of edible ethics vegan recipe hubEdible Ethics
A great vegan mince meat burger alternative that is easy to make
Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people


  • 2 tins Jackfruit - I like to use Biona Organic Jackfruit
  • 1 litre Stock
  • 4 cloves Garlic - crushed and peeled
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp chipotle paste or another chilli paste
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce - or tamari
  • 100 g flour - I use buckwheat but any will work
  • Seasoning to taste
  • Breadcrumbs for coating


  • Drain the jackfruit and put into a saucepan with 1 litre of stock. Put on a high heat on the stove and bring to the boil.
  • Let it simmer for about 20 minutes and then add in the peeled garlic cloves. Continue to simmer for another 5 minutes until the jackfruit is nice and tender.
  • Drain the jackfruit and let it cool slightly.
  • Add the cooled jackfruit into a food processer with the rest of the ingredients excluding the flour and breadcrumbs. Blitz to bring everything together slightly and then start adding the flour gradually with short blitzes. If you are after a more pulled 'pork' patty effect then keep it quite rough, but for a mince 'meat' style patty blitz until pretty smooth.
  • Move the mix into a bowl and put in the fridge to cool down for 30 minutes. You can use this time to do some washing up… or you can skip this step altogether, just note that your patties may be harder to form when warm.
  • Once cooled (and washed up) take the mix out of the fridge and form it into 4 large patties, or 8 small patties.
  • Coat the patties in breadcrumbs and set aside whilst you heat up some oil in a large frying pan.
  • Fry off the patties at a medium to high heat for at least 4 - 5 minutes on each side.
  • Serve the patties in a burger bun with all your favourite burger toppings


If you are worried about the vegan jackfruit patties burning, or want enough time to make sides at the same time, then prep a low heat oven beforehand and put the fried patties in the oven to keep them hot.