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Last updated: May 9, 2024

Vegan jackfruit burger patty recipe

5 from 5 votes
Total time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Vegan jackfruit burger patty inside a vegan brioche bun

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Jackfruit is a fascinating ingredient. It grows on the side of trees in tropical climates. The whole fruit is humongous, bigger than your head! When you open it up you will find loads of segments of edible flesh. Cutting the fruit from the tree whilst it is still young provides you with soft savoury flesh with a stringy texture that can be cooked into all sorts of vegan dishes.

This vegan jackfruit burger recipe is simple to make and contains some hidden protein from the white beans. If you have any leftover patty mix, you can also store it in the fridge or freezer to turn it into vegan meatballs or burgers at a future date.

Air fryer friendly: These jackfruit burger patties can be fried in an air fryer using zero oil!

Servings: 4 people




Make the jackfruit burger patties

  • 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 15 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 processor with the remaining ingredients, excluding the breadcrumbs. Slightly pulse the ingredients together so that everything mixes, ensuring there are still strips of jackfruit. If you prefer your patties softer, blitz for longer.
  • 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 evenly in breadcrumbs

If using a frying pan

  • Heat a tablespoon of oil in a large frying pan. Fry off the patties at medium to high heat for at least 4 – 5 minutes on each side.

If using an air fryer

  • Cook your patties on a rack in your air fryer with no oil at 180° for 12 minutes


  • 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.

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2 responses to “Vegan jackfruit burger patty recipe”

  1. Vegan Mum avatar
    Vegan Mum

    5 stars
    These were delicious, and we loved the spice level. They came out a bit smooth, but I may have over-processed them I guess. Will definitely cook again – might add some crumbled tempeh for extra protein and texture.

    1. Lucy Johnson avatar

      Glad you enjoyed them! I prefer mine only slightly blitzed too, the texture is much more pleasurable.

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