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A vegan jackfruit pulled pork sandwich.

Feed Your Body Friday: Vegan Pulled Pork Sandwiches

This Pulled Pork Sandwich recipe is not made with meat, but with jackfruit, a fruit that has become much appreciated by vegetarians and vegans in recent years.

Besides being easy to make, this sandwich is so delicious that everyone will love it! This recipe is perfect for summertime and goes well with a traditional coleslaw on the side.

Canned jackfruit can be difficult to find, so if you struggle to find it, you can always use the one found in the refrigerated vegan section of your grocery store. Luckily, you will have the same result with both options.

Vegan Jackfruit Pulled Pork Sandwich Recipe

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Servings: 4

Chopped up jackfruit.

Ingredients

  • 1 can of jackfruit in water or brine
  • 1 finely chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp. cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. ground sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 4 hamburger buns

Chopped up jackfruit covered in sauce.

Preparation

  1. Heat your skillet to medium-high. Add your oil and cook the onion and garlic in it until tender, about 5 minutes.
  2. Drain and rinse the jackfruit in a colander. Cut the heart of the jackfruit and keep the flesh tender.
  3. Combine chili powder, cumin, salt, garlic powder, and brown sugar in a medium bowl. Add the jackfruit and mix to coat everything.
  4. Add the jackfruit to the pan with the onions and garlic. Sauté for 5 minutes.
  5. Whisk the barbecue sauce and water and pour it into the pan with the jackfruit. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until tender.
  6. Remove the cover and break up the jackfruit into filaments with a fork. Continue to simmer for 5 minutes.
  7. Toast the bread and garnish with jackfruit and side dishes of your choice!

A vegan pulled pork sandwich.

Serving tip: When serving this for lots of people, place the jackfruit meat in the bowl and the bread on the side, so you can add it when you are ready to eat your sandwich that way you don’t end up with soggy bread.

This tropical fruit is perfectly suited for creating a healthy and balanced menu. It’s an excellent alternative to meat! Thanks to its fibrous and thick texture, you can very easily incorporate it into many different dishes as a meat replacement!

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