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JackFruit BBQ Sandwiches – Southern Plate by Gordon Ramsay

Jack Fruit BBQ


Jack Fruit BBQ is a great dish for plant based diets, Vegetarians, or anyone who just wants to try something new and off the beaten path! Jack Fruit BBQI think most of y’all are going to be completely blown away by today’s recipe. Not only is it the easiest barbecue you’ve ever made, but it’s also stunningly delicious – and made with a fruit. If you’ve spent most of your life steeped in Southern food culture (like myself) you probably have no idea what to expect from a BBQ JackFruit Sandwich – and you may be glancing up at that picture over and over just wondering how something that looks so much like pulled bbq can be anything else! Well, as an old dog, I confess that it’s nice to learn a few new tricks every now and then so I’m going to pass this one on just in case some of y’all would like to expand your horizons, too. 

  • Why make Jackfruit BBQ? I have a niece who is a vegetarian and my daughter eats mostly plant based. She will still eat meat from time to time but prefers more plant based dishes when possible. Also, we have an amazing Asian market near us and I saw this a few months back and wanted to try it! 
  • Does it taste like fruit? Not at all but it is important that you get the right kind of jackfruit. 
  • What kind do I get? You want it to say “Young, Green”. Either both or one of those descriptors is fine. Young jackfruit is not sweet and easily adapts to any flavor sauce you cook it with.  You also want to make sure it is in either water or brine, not syrup. I have always managed to find Jackfruit in water so that is my preference. 
  • Where do I find it? If you have an Asian market near you they will most likely have a ton of it on their shelves. Other health food grocers may have it as well (such as Whole Foods, etc). You can also buy it online at places like WalMart.com, although my local WalMart does not carry it in the store.
  • How do you make it? That is the super easy part. Let me show you! 

Ingredients for Jack Fruit BBQ

You’ll need: A can of young jackfruit in water or brine, your favorite BBQ sauce, and some buns. 

Jack Fruit Draining

This is what Jackfruit looks like. Sometimes it will be more white in color, sometimes more pale yellow, but often like this, which is kind of a chicken color to me. Pour out your can and drain it well. I usually take my hand and press it a bit to remove a little extra liquid. 

Jack Fruit in a Skillet

Place this in a medium to large skillet and use your fingers or a spatula to mash it up a bit. In doing this, it will separate into meat looking strands as pictured. Doesn’t that look like meat? It’s amazing!

Stirring Jack Fruit BBQ

Place this on medium to medium high heat and cook for about five to ten minutes, stirring often, to get more of the water cooked out of it. 

Adding Sauce To Jack Fruit BBQ

Add in your BBQ sauce. The amount is up to you. I usually add about a cup. 

Jack Fruit BBQ

Stir that up and continue cooking until heated through, then serve! 

Jack Fruit BBQ

Does it taste like BBQ? Yes, it sure does. To me, there a slight juicy burst to the last part of the bite that is reminiscent of eating pineapple in terms of texture, but the flavor itself is bbq all the way!  I hope you get to try this soon. It will definitely fool some folks! 

Jack Fruit BBQ

Jack Fruit Barbecue Sandwiches

Ingredients

  • 14 oz can young green jackfruit in water or brine
  • 1 cup barbecue sauce

Instructions

  • Drain jackfruit in a colander. Place in large skillet over medium high heat. Chop up with spatula or chopper* and stir often for 5-10 minutes until more water is evaporated.

  • Add in enough bbq sauce to taste- I usually add about a cup. Stir and continue cooking until heated through. Serve on buns and enjoy!

Notes

*You can also just moosh it up with your hands as you put it in the skillet.


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Bama Steak Sandwiches – World’s Easiest Supper! by Gordon Ramsay

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WORLD'S EASIEST SUPPER! Bama Steak Sandwiches (So very EASY)

Today I’m bringing you a super quick and easy recipe to give us all a break during those busier than usual weeks. Even though the world won’t stop for us, we can at least streamline things a bit by serving these gorgeous sandwiches. 

This is what I make when I just don’t feel like cooking because I can have them done from start to finish in ten minutes. Grab the ingredients on the way home and be sitting down to enjoy the rest of your evening shortly after walking in the door!

Ingredients for Bama Steak Sandwiches (So very EASY)

You’ll need: 1 pound of roast beef lunch meat (I just got mine in the Wal Mart deli), one to two cups mozzarella cheese, a package of soft deli rolls, onion, margarine, and Dale’s Sauce.

If you don’t have Dale’s Sauce, you can use Moore’s Marinade, soy sauce, or a little bit of Worcestershire sauce.

Chopping beef for Bama Steak Sandwiches (So very EASY)

Chop up your roast beef a bit.

Chopping onions for Bama Steak Sandwiches (So very EASY)

Chop up your onion and bell pepper.

Melting Butter for Bama Steak Sandwiches (So very EASY)

Melt 1/2 stick butter or margarine in skillet.

Adding sauce to Bama Steak Sandwiches (So very EASY)

Add your onions and bell peppers to the skillet.

Add a tablespoon or so of your sauce, depending on your taste.

Preparing Bama Steak Sandwiches (So very EASY)

Cook this over medium heat until your onions are tender, stirring often.

More sauce!

Add chopped roast beef and continue cooking and stirring just until your roast beef is warmed.

If you like, add another two tablespoons of your sauce.

Lots of cheese

Once that has been stirred in and your roast beef is good and warm, turn off stove eye and sprinkle cheese all over the top and let sit until melted.

YUM! Bama Steak Sandwiches (So very EASY)

Spoon onto your sandwich rolls.

 

DIVE IN!!! Oh, doesn’t that look YUMMY?

If you like, you can also make this filling the day before and just put it in the fridge, then heat up your filling in the microwave and place on your roll and you’re good to go!

 

Bama Steak and Cheese Sandwiches

Instructions

  • Chop up roast beef. In large skillet, melt 1/2 stick butter. Add 1-2 tablespoons sauce, according to taste.

  • Add onions and peppers and saute’ until tender. Add roast beef and additional sauce (according to taste) and continue cooking over medium heat until just warmed. Take off heat and sprinkle cheese over top. Let sit until melted and then spoon onto rolls.

This recipe was originally published in 2008. I updated the photos and post in 2020.


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30 Minute Grilled Chicken Sandwiches by Gordon Ramsay


An easy grilling that will leave them raving. Good for a weekend family or company lunch or a weeknight. Just follow these easy step by step photo instructions.

grilled chicken sandwich on blue plate



Editor’s Note: Originally published September 5, 2011. Updated with more detailed instructions and refreshed photos.

Here is a secret here that many already know. The secret is to grill skinless boneless chicken breasts well is thinner uniform pieces.

That is not what you get at your local supermarket. Those suckers can be huge and thick. You can’t cook it well, and it won’t do in a sandwich.

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My rating system. Great 5 out of 5


This will be the go-to recipe for Saturday lunches.

Pro Tips: Recipe Notes for Grilled Chicken Sandwiches

What Chicken To Use

These are just a weekend family chicken sandwich recipe. I use skinless boneless chicken breasts but skinless boneless thighs would work, also. If you use thighs, cook to an internal temperature of 180.

Of course, trimmed and patted dry. See Chicken: To Rinse or Not To Rinse? for a detailed discussion about not rinsing.

The size will determine what you do with them.

  • If about 8 ounces, then a little flatten with a meat mallet is enough, just even out the thickness some.
  • If bigger, the filet into cutlets as I show below. They will be a little thinner and cook faster.

The Grill Setup

The grill surface temperature needs to be about 450 give or take a little. That is about medium or a bit more on most gas grills. See A Beginners Guide to Grill Temperature on a Gas Grill if you need help with this.

A little under is ok, but a lot over is not and will make hockey pucks.

The Seasoning to Use

Just salt and pepper is fine if that is what you want. I usually use my All Purpose Seasoning: 7:2:1 and 7:2:2. Sometimes I use Homemade Blackened Seasoning (see picture above.) Or use the seasoning your family enjoys.

Should I Brine the Chicken Breasts?

While it is always good to brine chicken for moisture, this is a quick recipes and I don’t bother. If you do, then do not add more salt during the seasoning.

Other Grilled Chicken Recipes You May Enjoy.

How to Grill Chicken Breasts on a Gas Grill

Grilled Chicken Tenders

Grilled Chicken Drumsticks – The Art of Drummies

Easy Grilled Chicken Thighs

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Clean and oil grill grates

Clean, oil, and preheat grill to about 450 degrees surface temperature.

cutting chicken into cutlets

Pat dry chick breast. Trim off any fat and bone. Cut any huge chicken breasts into fillets. A smaller breast can be evened out in thickness with a meat mallet.

seasoning to your taste

Season to your taste. Just salt and pepper is fine. I use my 7:2:2 seasoning and some times my  Homemade Blackened Seasoning.

chicken on grill grates.

Place over direct heat on the preheated grill with 450-degree surface temperature.

edges turning white

After about 4-5 minutes, flip the chicken. See the edged turning white. That is your clue that it is time to turn the chicken. Flip every 4-5 minutes.

cutting chicken into cutlets

Cook until internal temp of 165. The thinnest were done in 12 minutes. Most in 15 and the thickest whole breast about 20 minutes. COOKING TIME WILL VARY.

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30 Minute Grilled Chicken Sandwiches

An easy grilling that will leave them raving. Good for a weekend family or company lunch or a weeknight. Just follow these easy step by step photo instructions.

Prep Time10 mins

Cook Time20 mins

Total Time25 mins

Author: Dan Mikesell AKA DrDan

Course : Main Course

Cuisine : American

Keyword : Chicken Sandwiches, Grilled Chicken

Servings/Adjust Amount: 4

4

Ingredients

  • 2 skinless boneless chicken breasts
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste7:2:2 seasoning or Blackening Seasoning

Instructions

  • Clean, oil, and preheat grill to about 450 degrees surface temperature.

  • Pat dry chick breast. Trim off any fat and bone. Cut any huge chicken breasts into fillets. A smaller breast can be evened out in thickness with a meat mallet.

  • Season to your taste. Just salt and pepper is fine. I use my 7:2:2 seasoning and some times my Homemade Blackened Seasoning.

  • Place over direct heat on the preheated grill with 450-degree surface temperature.

  • After about 4-5 minutes, flip the chicken. When you see the edged turning white. That is your clue that it is time to turn the chicken. Flip every 4-5 minutes.

  • Cook until internal temp of 165. The thinnest were done in 12 minutes. Most in 15 and the thickest whole breast about 20 minutes. COOKING TIME WILL VARY.

Make it Perfect First Time and Every TimeDon’t miss out, check the full post above. Almost every recipe includes easy step by step photo instructions so you can visualize yourself cooking this recipe along with helpful tips and options.

Recipe Notes

Pro Tips

  1. If small chicken breasts, then just even out the thickness a bit. Otherwise, make cutlets.
  2. Skinless boneless thighs would work, also. If you use thighs, cook to an internal temperature of 180.
  3. Please get the grill surface temperature correct, or you can end up with hockey pucks.
  4. Season to your taste. I generally use 7:2:2 seasoning or blackening seasoning.

Nutrition Facts

30 Minute Grilled Chicken Sandwiches

Amount Per Serving

Calories 129 Calories from Fat 27

% Daily Value*

Fat 3g5%

Saturated Fat 1g5%

Cholesterol 72mg24%

Sodium 422mg18%

Potassium 418mg12%

Protein 24g48%

Vitamin A 34IU1%

Vitamin C 1mg1%

Calcium 6mg1%

Iron 1mg6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Have a question or something not clear? Ask in the comments.

 

If you like this recipe or find it useful, the pleasure of a nice 4 or 5 rating would be greatly appreciated.

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Nutrition is for one serving. Number of servings is stated above and is my estimate of normal serving size for this recipe.

 

All nutritional information are estimates and may vary from your actual results. This is home cooking, and there are many variables. To taste ingredients such as salt will be my estimate of the average used.

Originally published September 5, 2011.
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