Recipe by Sarah Ottino (@veganrecipesandvibes)
Yield: 4 servings | Prep time: 20 minutes |
Cook time: 10 minutes | Total time: 35 minutes
Trick your non-vegan friends into eating vegan during your next cookout! Jackfruit is the best vegan substitute for pulled pork, and is so much faster and easier to make than real pork (and no animals will be harmed either!). Since Jackfruit is a fruit and can be eaten raw, it doesn't need to be cooked that long, making this a very quick and easy vegan recipe. The key to this recipe is using good BBQ sauce since that's where most of the flavor comes from. Don't skimp on this ingredient! Let me know what you think of this recipe in the comments below.
2 cans (28 oz) of jackfruit
1 cup of good vegan BBQ sauce (I used Sprouts Roasted Garlic BBQ Sauce)
4 burger buns
1 bag (11-14 oz) of coleslaw mix
1/4 cup vegan mayonnaise (I use the Follow Your Heart brand)
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp agave nectar
2 tsp dijon mustard
1/2 tsp celery seed
Start by making the coleslaw since you'll want it to rest while you make the BBQ jackfruit.
Mix the mayo, vinegar, agave, dijon, and celery seed to a large bowl. Add in the bagged coleslaw and toss until it's coated evenly. Set aside.
Next, pull apart the jackfruit.
Drain the cans and remove the jackfruit pieces. Don't worry about squeezing out the excess liquid.
Pull the jackfruit apart into shreds.
If you're using jackfruit in brine, rinse the shreds very well in a colander until that sour smell is mostly gone, about 2 minutes. Don't skip this step.
Next, heat a large pot or frying pan over medium heat (use a pan that has a fitted lid).
Add the jackfruit and 1 cup of water.
Cover and simmer on low for 4-5 minutes.
Remove the lid and continue to simmer until most of the water is evaporated, about another 3-4 minutes.
Add 1 cup of BBQ sauce to the pan and mix to coat the jackfruit evenly.
Toast your burger buns.
Assemble the sandwiches, taking your toasted buns and topping them with the BBQ jackfruit and then coleslaw.
Tips and Tricks:
This BBQ jackfruit is also great for other recipes as well. Try using it as a pizza topping or in quesadillas!
Store the coleslaw and jackfruit in their own separate air-tight container. Coleslaw will last about 3 days, the jackfruit will last about 7.
Nutrition & Servings: (calculated by MyFitnessPal)
Total Fat: 5g
^ Nutrition facts include the ingredients listed above. Nutrition facts may change slightly if additional ingredients are added.