Get ready to meet your new favorite vegan sandwich. These Vegan Pulled Pork Sandwiches are drool-worthy. They are filling, with a smokey flavor and a hint of sweetness. These bbq jackfruit sandwiches are accompanied by a yummy carrot + apple slaw. It’s crisp, sweet, and loaded with the good stuff.
Pulled ‘Pork’ Sandwiches With Carrot Apple Slaw [Vegan]
For the Pulled 'Pork':
- 3 teaspoons avocado oil to saute in
- 1 white onion
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 400ml can of jackfruit (either in water or brine)
- 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 3/4 cup BBQ sauce
- 1/3 cup vegetable broth
For the Slaw:
- 3/4 cup carrots julienned
- 1/4 cup cucumber julienned
- 3/4 cup apple julienned
- 1/2 of a lemon juiced
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 spelt buns (toasted)
Finely chop the onion and garlic. Add 1-2 teaspoon of oil in a pan over medium heat. Saute the onion and garlic until browned. Then set aside.
Open the can of jackfruit, add the jackfruit to a colander to drain/rinse the brine or water from the jackfruit. Cut the hard part (or the core) of the jackfruit pieces away. It should be pretty obvious what part is the core as it is super hard. Once the core is removed, add the jackfruit to a bowl and sprinkle the sugar, paprika and garlic powder over the jackfruit and toss until it is evenly coated.
Heat a saucepan over medium heat, add 1 teaspoon of oil of choice. Once hot, add the jackfruit and let it cook for 2 minutes. Then add the bbq sauce and the vegetable stock. Toss to coat the jackfruit. Bring the temperature to a simmer, cover the pan and let the jackfruit cook for 20-30 minutes, tossing it occasionally. At about the 20-minute mark, take 2 forks and start to pull the jackfruit apart, to look shredded. Then cover and let simmer for 10 more minutes.
While the jackfruit is simmering, prepare your slaw. Cut the carrots, cucumber and apple accordingly (as thin as you can). Place in a bowl. Juice 1/2 of a lemon over the veggies and apple. Add 1 teaspoon of maple syrup and salt and pepper. Toss to coat evenly, then cover and place in the fridge until you begin to assemble the sandwiches.
Near the end of the cooking process, add the onions and garlic to the jackfruit. Mix into the jackfruit.
The jackfruit should be soft and full of flavor at this point. Continue to use your forks to pull the jackfruit apart. Option to add a little salt and pepper, at this point.
Begin to assemble your sandwiches. Cut the buns in half then add to a toaster. Once toasted, add the slaw on the bottom of the bun and top it with the bbq jackfruit. Best enjoyed immediately.