BBQ Pulled Jackfruit Sandwich with Avocado Slaw
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Juicy, chewy, PERFECT Vegan BBQ Pulled Jackfruit Sandwiches. So delicious, most omnivores can't tell the difference. Topped with creamy avocado slaw for the ultimate vegan bbq sandwich.
Recipe type: Main Course, Sandwich
Cuisine: Vegan, Southern
Serves: 4 Sandwiches
  • 3 20oz cans of jackfruit in water
  • 4 large vegan sandwich buns
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped fine
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon grapeseed or other cooking oil
  • ½ cup tomato based bbq sauce, plus more for the sandwiches
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1½ teaspoons vegan worcestershire sauce
  • 1½ teaspoons liquid smoke
  • 3 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 teaspoons thyme
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Avocado Slaw
  • 3 cups shredded green cabbage
  • 1 large avocado, mashed
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • 2 teaspoons organic sugar
  • sea salt and black pepper to taste
  1. Preheat the oven to 400. Open and drain the cans of jackfruit. Trim the tough core from the jackfruit pieces and remove the seeds. Cut the jackfruit into very small triangle shapes. This will help the jackfruit get the stringy, pulled texture.
  2. In a large skillet, heat the oil on medium high. Sauté the onion for 1-2 minutes until it becomes slightly translucent. Add the garlic and cook for another minute or two. Stir in the jackfruit, then add the vinegar, molasses, worcestershire, liquid smoke, and dry spices. Mix well.
  3. Pour the vegetable broth into the skillet, reduce heat to medium, and cover. Cook the jackfruit until all the liquid is absorbed, about 10 minutes, stirring often and mashing the jackfruit pieces until the mixture becomes stringy and resembles pulled pork.
  4. On a lined or greased baking sheet, spread the jackfruit in an even layer. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes, then take the pan out and pour the bbq sauce over the jackfruit. Stir well until evenly combined and if desired, use a fork to shred the bbq pulled jackfruit even further. The smaller the pieces are, the chewier and more delicious they will be.
  5. Place the pan back in the oven for another 20 minutes and get to work on the avocado slaw. (Recipe below) Assemble the sandwiches with a large scoop of bbq pulled jackfruit, avocado slaw, and a drizzle of bbq sauce.
  6. For the slaw-In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well. Place the avocado slaw in the fridge to keep it cool until the BBQ Pulled Jackfruit is ready.
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