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Satay Jackfruit Burgers with Sesame Fries

Satay Jackfruit Burger on a wooden board with sesame fries in the background.
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Jackfruit is a perfect ingredient to make the most delicious vegan burgers! We are sharing our Asian-Style Satay Jackfruit Burger recipe. Topped with a mound of cucumber and spring onion, and served with sesame fries, this is a cross between a Chinese duck pancake, satay chicken skewer and a good ‘meaty’ burger! If you’re in a hurry, skip the sauce and use shop-bought hoisin sauce!

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Why You Will Love Jackfruit

Jackfruit is a wonderful ingredient to substitute pulled chicken or pork with to make meat-favourites into a vegetarian meal. It is a mild flavoured fruit that is perfect for marinating or cooking with various sauces. The beauty of jackfruit is in the texture of its flesh. Cook shredded jackfruit with satay, hoisin, BBQ or sweet chilli sauce to make burgers, sandwiches or to top salads or jacket potatoes.

Satay jackfruit on a burger bun with lettuce leaves and spring onion on top.

Ingredients and Substitutes

For the Satay Sauce

  • soy sauce: we used dark soy sauce, but light soy or tamari will work too.
  • peanut butter: smooth peanut butter will work better in this Satay Jackfruit recipe.
  • golden syrup: can be replaced with agave nectar, maple syrup or clear honey if you are not vegan.
  • brown sugar: we used light brown sugar.
  • rice vinegar: can be replaced with white wine vinegar.
  • garlic clove: or garlic paste.
  • sesame oil: toasted sesame oil will give a stronger flavour and complement the sesame fries very well, but don’t be heavy-handed with it, as it may overpower the rest of the flavours.
  • sriracha: or other hot sauce.

For the Jackfruit Burgers

  • tin of young jackfruit: we like Plant Pioneer Young Jackfruit from Sainsbury’s if you’re in the UK.
  • brioche buns: vegan, if required.
  • Chinese five-spice.
  • cucumber.
  • spring onions.
  • lettuce leaves.

For Sesame Fries

  • potatoes: choose a floury potato type for the sesame fries, like Maris Piper or King Edward.
  • sesame seeds.
  • olive oil: or sunflower, or vegetable oil.
  • salt.
Brioche bun filled with satay jackfruit, cucumber and spring onions on a wooden chopping board.

Method

Make Sesame Fries

Start by preparing your sesame potato wedges. For potato fries, I like using starchy floury potatoes, like Maris Piper or King Edward. They have the perfect texture, crisp up better (due to lower moisture content in them) and cook quicker.

Preheat the oven to 200°C Fan. Cut your potatoes into wedges. Place them in a large bowl, add the oil and toss well to coat. Add sesame seeds and salt and toss again. Use untoasted sesame seeds, as they will brown in the oven as the wedges cook.

Spread the sesame fries in a single layer on a large baking tray. The more space you can leave between the wedges the better. Space allows for better air circulation and makes them crispier. Cook in the oven for 30-35 minutes turning once halfway through.

Sesame fries on a baking tray.

Make Satay Jackfruit Sauce

Mix dark soy sauce or tamari, smooth peanut butter, golden syrup (or honey if you’re not following the vegan diet), brown sugar, rice vinegar, minced garlic clove, sesame oil and sriracha or other hot sauce in a bowl until combined. Add more or less hot sauce depending on how spicy you like your food.

TIP: If you don’t fancy making your own sauce, I would highly recommend making these using a shop-bought hoisin sauce (we love Flying Goose hoisin). You get a burger and a Chinese “duck” pancake all in one!

Make the Jackfruit Burgers

Tip the tin of jackfruit in a colander to drain. Use young jackfruit in water for this recipe. I recommend Plant Pioneer Young Jackfruit that you can buy in Sainsbury’s: it has a lovely soft texture, cooks quick and has a mild flavour!

With your fingers or two forks, shred the jackfruit. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a large frying pan. Add the jackfruit and Chinese five-spice. Stir and cook on medium-high heat for 5 minutes stirring occasionally.

Reduce heat. Add the sauce and cook for another minute to warm through. Lightly toast your halved brioche buns either in the oven (it will take about a minute) or in a toaster. For vegan brioche buns, I love the Make No Bones Vegan Brioche Buns that are normally available at Tesco or Waitrose.

On the bottom halves of the buns, place the lettuce leaves, then add the satay jackfruit mix and top with spring onion and cucumber sticks. Add the top half of the bun. Serve the Satay Jackfruit Burgers with sesame fries!

Recipe FAQs

What Can I Do With Leftover Satay Jackfruit?

You can store the Satay Jackfruit in the fridge for up to 3 days and reheat it in the pan with a splash of water. Use it for jacket potatoes, vegan pizzas, stuff it into pitta flatbreads or make sandwiches.

What Other Sauce Does Jackfruit Go With?

If you don’t fancy Satay Jackfruit, make these burgers with shop-bought Hoisin sauce, BBQ sauce or sweet chilli!

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Satay Jackfruit Burger on a wooden board with sesame fries in the background.

Asian-Style Satay Jackfruit Burger with Sasame Wedges

Jackfruit is a perfect ingredient to make the most delicious vegan burgers! We are sharing our Asian-Style Satau Jackfruit Burger recipe. Topped with a mound of cucumber and spring onion, and served with sesame coated wedges, this is a cross between a Chinese duck pancake, satay chicken skewer and a good 'meaty' burger!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Asian, Cantonese, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings 2 portions
Calories 611 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

For the Sauce:

  • 4 tbsp dark soy sauce or tamari
  • 2 tbsp smooth peanut butter
  • tbsp golden syrup (or honey)
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp rice vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove crushed or finely chopped
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp sriracha or other hot sauce

For the Burger:

  • 400 g tin of young jackfruit drained
  • 2 (vegan) brioche buns halved
  • 1 tsp Chinese five-spice powder
  • ½ cucumber cut into thin strips
  • 2 spring onions cut into thin strips
  • 2 large lettuce leaves

For Sesame Coated Fries:

  • 400 g floury white potatoes skin on, cut into wedges
  • 15 g sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ tsp salt

Instructions
 

To Make Potato Wedges:

  • Preheat the oven to 200°C Fan. Place potato wedges in a large bowl, add the oil and toss well to coat. Add sesame seeds and salt and toss again.
  • Spread the sesame wedges in a single layer on a large baking tray. Cook in the oven for 30-35 minutes turning once half way through.

To Make Satay Sauce:

  • Mix all sauce ingredients in a bowl until combined. Add more or less hot sauce depending on how spicy you like your food.

To Make the Burgers:

  • With your fingers, or two forks, shred the drained jackfruit.
  • Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a large frying pan. Add the jackfruit and Chinese five spice. Stir and cook on medium-high heat for 5 minutes stirring occasionally.
  • Reduce heat. Add the sauce and cook for another minute to warm through.
  • Lightly toast your brioche buns either in the oven (it will take about a minute) or in a toaster.
  • On the bottoms of the buns, place the lettuce leaves, then add the satay jackfruit mix and top with spring onion and cucumber sticks. Add the top half of the bun and serve with sesame wedges!

Nutrition

Calories: 611kcalCarbohydrates: 147gProtein: 25gFat: 36gSaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 144mgSodium: 2851mgPotassium: 1425mgFiber: 9gSugar: 20gVitamin A: 912IUVitamin C: 47mgCalcium: 284mgIron: 6mg
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4 Replies to “Satay Jackfruit Burgers with Sesame Fries”

  1. 5 stars
    Wow!! I was pleasantly surprised by this recipe…..the texture was surprisingly meaty and pleasant…..I always wanted to try jackfruit and this recipe was an excellent start.

    1. That’s lovely! So pleased your first experience was good! 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    These jackfruit burgers were so easy to make and surprisingly delicious! So much flavor in one bite. Can’t wait to make it again!

    1. Thanks, Ana! 😍

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