eatsCrystal Zehetner

Pulled Pork or Jackfruit Sandwich with Crunchy Apple Slaw

eatsCrystal Zehetner
Pulled Pork or Jackfruit Sandwich with Crunchy Apple Slaw

Whether you're tired of the ol' turkey and cheese or you're packing a picnic for yourself and a vegetarian friend, this sandwich recipe is sure to inspire, especially on your busiest days. You'll have them wondering "how does she do it all?" while you drink wine out of a sippy cup. 


Time: 15 mins, Servings: 6


  • 1 package of Trader Joe’s Pulled Pork or Trader Joe’s Jackfruit in Brine
  • 1 bag of brioche or gluten free buns
  • 1 jar of Trader Joe’s BBQ sauce (I prefer no sauce but the kids LOVE it)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ cup fabanaise
  • 1 bag of shredded purple and white cabbage with carrots
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced red onions
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced green apple
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Prepare Pulled Jackfruit (or pork): Drain jackfruit (or pork) and pat dry.
  2. Partially shred jackfruit (or pork) chunks into smaller pieces.
  3. In a sauté pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add jackfruit (or pork) and sauté for five minutes.
  4. Add BBQ sauce and water to pan and stir to evenly coat jackfruit (or pork). Cover pan and simmer on medium-low heat, 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally and pulling jackfruit (or pork) apart as it becomes tender.
  5. Slaw: While jackfruit (or pork) cooks, in a large bowl, toss cabbage blend, onions, and apples with fabanaise and apple cider vinegar to coat. Season with salt and pepper to taste and set aside.
  6. Prepare Sandwiches: Place a scoop of pulled jackfruit (or pork) on the bottom of a bun. Top with diced onions, coleslaw, and bun top. Eat and repeat until satisfied!