Jackfruit Pulled “Pork” Sandwich, Carolina Style

This vegan pulled “pork” sandwich recipe uses Jackfruit and is prepared in an authentic Carolina BBQ style. It's a perfect week-night meal or as a dish at your summer BBQ.


jackfruit onion garlic sandwich bread For the wet sauce: tomato paste apple cider vinegar canola oil tamarind paste maple syrup For the dry rub: red pepper paprika cayenne mustard garlic powder onion powder salt and pepper

Step 1:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cook onion in a skillet over medium low until caramelized and browned. Add garlic for the last minute, until fragrant.

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Mix together dry rub spices and toss jackfruit pieces in mixture until coated. Add to a medium saucepan and heat over medium heat for about five minutes to toast spices.

Step 2:

Add wet sauce ingredients to saucepan. Simmer jackfruit in sauce for 15-30 minutes until well heated and softened. Using a fork, shred the jackfruit pieces into small stringy bits. 

Step 3:

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Optional: Spread mixture evenly on a cookie sheet and bake for 15 minutes until slightly dried out and toughened for improved texture.

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