Vegan pulled "pork" jackfruit sandwiches


When I went vegetarian for the second time in my life almost 10 years ago, the one craving I never could shake was for BBQ pulled pork. My best friend had made me some once, and I think the combination of the smokey homemade BBQ sauce with the tangy, crunchy coleslaw she had prepared just stuck with me. It was a flavor combination I had resigned not too experience again, but now since going vegan I've been introduced to the uncanny jackfruit. It's texture and look resemble shredded meat, and it can be seasoned in a variety of ways. Our favorite is a carnitas-style taco recipe. But one of the easiest and most satisfying ways to prepare it at home is this recipe recreating BBQ "pulled pork" sandwiches with an apple cider vinegar slaw.

You'll need:
2 cans green jackfruit in brine (Trader Joe's)
2 tbsp olive oil
1 1/4 cup BBQ sauce
2 cups shredded cabbage and carrots
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
4 gluten free hamburger buns (Sprouts)
salt and pepper

Directions:
1. First drain canned jackfruit. Then spread out on paper towels to absorb excess moisture. Cut the tough core from each piece as necessary and discard. Pull apart jackfruit until it looks shredded and place in a bowl.
2. Heat oil in pan or pot and add shredded jackfruit. Cook for about 5 minutes.
3. Add BBQ sauce and 2 tbsp of water stir to coat and cover pot with a lid. Cook on low about 15 minutes.
4. Meanwhile place shredded cabbage and vinegar in a bowl and toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper. (You can thinly slice your own cabbage, red and or green and shred in some carrot too or buy a prepared mix like I did.) Toast buns.
5. Assemble your sandwiches, BBQ mixture, topped with slaw.

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