Jackfruit Burger Patties

These spicy jackfruit patties are so meaty and flavourful you won't believe they're vegan. Stuff them in bread rolls with salad and hot sauce and bite into the burger of your dreams.

Vegan Jackfruit Burger Patties


Nutrition per serving
Net Carbs16.3 g5.9%
of which Sugars5.6 g6.3%
Fibers9.4 g33.4%
Fats10.6 g16.4%
of which Saturates2.1 g10.3%
of which Omega 32 g179.5%
Proteins9 g19.5%
Calcium54 mg5.4%
Vitamin A6 mcg0.9%
Vitamin C9 mg12.5%
Iron2 mg13.3%
Potassium461 mg13.2%
Sodium23 mg1%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Kcal197 9.8%
Macro split
  • net carbs 36%
  • sugars 12%
  • fats 24%
  • saturates 5%
  • proteins 20%
  • fibers 21%
*RDA based on a 2000 kcal diet;
**Nutritional data sources: USDA, food labels.
197 per serving

If you thought veggie burgers are soggy and tasteless, wait to try these jackfruit patties, and you'll have a change of heart, promised! After the success of our jackfruit nuggets, we decided to use this versatile fruit to make a delicious vegan burger with a Thai twist.

We made the patty dough with canned green jackfruit, mushrooms, and spring onions, all spiced with red chillies, garlic, and ginger. Then, we shaped the dough into thick burgers and baked them in the oven. The result is incredibly meaty patties full of texture and flavour, sure to make you come back for more.

Veggie burgers are a blessing for those on a plant-based diet or looking for a healthier alternative to meat-based ones. They have fewer fats, more fibres, and zero cholesterol, but still plenty of nutrients. We balanced our vegan patty recipe with ground flaxseeds, nutritional yeast, and olive oil for extra proteins, omega-3, vitamin B-12, and unsaturated fats.

Jackfruit is a staple ingredient in various cuisines in South East Asia, like in India and Thailand. The young green fruit has a neutral taste, and it takes on the flavours of the ingredients it's combined with. You can find jackfruit pieces canned in brine or water; they look similar to artichoke hearts.

The fleshy texture of jackfruit makes this versatile ingredient the perfect choice for meat-free burgers and nuggets. In our recipe, we combined it with wholemeal flour to add more structure and thickness to the patties. If you're on a gluten-free diet, you can swap the flour with other alternatives like almond meal, oat, or buckwheat flour.

One of these delicious jackfruit patties has less than 200 calories, and it covers 20% of your RDI of proteins, 35% RDI of fibres, and only 5% RDI of saturated fats. Stuff it in a fluffy burger roll with lettuce, tomatoes, hot sauce, vegan mayo, and get ready to bite into the best vegan burger ever!


Measuring System
Canned Green Jackfruit230 g
Spring Onion30 g
Mushrooms (Shiitake or Chestnut)120 g
Fresh Chillies4
Garlic Powder1 tsp
Fresh Ginger Root8 g
Ground Flaxseeds4 tbsp
Nutritional Yeast4 tbsp
Extra Virgin Olive Oil2 tbsp
Wholemeal Flour80 g

Step 1

Rinse and drain the green jackfruit pieces.

Then, roughly chop them into chunks small enough to fit into your blender.

chopped green jackfruit

Step 2

Chop the spring onions, mushrooms, chillies, and then add them to the food processor along with the prepared jackfruit.

Then, tip in garlic powder, ginger root, flaxseeds, nutritional yeast, oil, and season with salt and pepper.

Blitz all for a few minutes, scraping down the edges in between pulses until you have a uniform dough. Don't worry if the mixture looks a bit chunky at first, it will turn smooth and creamy as you keep blitzing.

jackfruit burger ingredients

Step 3

Transfer the mixture into a bowl, add the flour a bit at a time, and stir until it's well incorporated.

The patty dough should be dense and slightly sticky.

Now, wrap the bowl with cling film and refrigerate it for 10 minutes.

jackfruit burger mix

Step 4

Next, line a baking tray with parchment paper.

Grease your hands with a little vegetable oil and scoop out a big handful of dough from the bowl.

Compact it between your hands, flatten it onto the prepared tray, and shape it into a thick patty.

Repeat this step until you have used all of the jackfruit mixture.

jackfruit burger patties on a baking tray

Step 5

Finally, bake the patties for 20-25 minutes at 230°C (445°F) for static ovens or at 210°C (410°F) for fan ovens.

Enjoy them warm stuffed in burger rolls with salad, tomatoes, sliced onions, hot sauce and vegan mayo.

oven-baked jackfruit burger patties


  • You can swap nutritional yeast with finely ground cashew nuts.

  • For a gluten-free option, substitute wholemeal flour with oat flour, almond meal, or buckwheat flour.

  • Store the burgers for up to 4 days in the fridge or freeze them for 3 months.