Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 35 minutes
Serving: 4 servings
Two cans (20 oz each) of young green jackfruit in water or brine, drained and rinsed
One tablespoon vegetable oil
One small onion, finely chopped
Three cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup barbecue sauce (choose your favourite)
Two tablespoons tomato paste
One tablespoon brown sugar
One tablespoon apple cider vinegar
One teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
Salt and pepper to taste
Four hamburger buns or slider buns
Coleslaw (optional for serving)
Rinse the jackfruit under cold water and drain it. Pat the jackfruit pieces dry using paper towels to remove excess water. In a large skillet, heat vegetable oil over medium heat. Add chopped onion and garlic, and sauté until softened and fragrant, about 3-4 minutes.
Add the drained jackfruit to the skillet, and using a fork, break it apart into smaller shreds resembling pulled pork.
In a small bowl, whisk together barbecue sauce, tomato paste, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, smoked paprika, ground cumin, chilli powder, salt, and pepper. Pour the sauce mixture over the jackfruit, stirring well to coat.
Reduce the heat to low, cover the skillet, and let the jackfruit simmer for about 20-25 minutes, occasionally stirring, until it becomes tender and the flavours meld together.
While the jackfruit is simmering, prepare the coleslaw if you’re using it as a topping.
Once the jackfruit is tender and cooked, use a fork to further shred it until it resembles pulled pork. Adjust seasoning if needed. Toast the hamburger buns or slider buns lightly.
Assemble the pulled jackfruit on the buns and top with coleslaw if desired. Serve hot, and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts (per serving):
(Note: Nutritional values may vary depending on the specific ingredients and brands used. These values are approximate)
Calories: 350 kcal
Total Fat: 6g
Saturated Fat: 1g
Total Carbohydrate: 70g
Dietary Fiber: 8g
Vitamin D: 0mcg
Enjoy this delicious and hearty vegetarian alternative to traditional pulled pork sandwiches!