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These vegan "pulled pork" inspired sandwiches feature sweet & smoky BBQ spiced jackfruit topped with a creamy coleslaw on a fluffy gluten-free bun. This gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan recipe is sure to be a hit at your next summer BBQ!
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Easy Vegan BBQ Jackfruit Sandwiches

These vegan "pulled pork" inspired sandwiches feature sweet & smoky BBQ spiced jackfruit topped with a creamy coleslaw on a fluffy gluten-free bun. This gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan recipe is sure to be a hit at your next summer BBQ!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4

Ingredients

Coleslaw

  • 4 cups Coleslaw mix (300g bag) or chopped cabbage
  • 6 stalks Chopped celery
  • 3 Chopped green onions
  • ½ cup Mayonnaise can sub for vegan mayo
  • 1 tablespoon White vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Granulated sugar can use coconut sugar for paleo
  • ½ teaspoon Mustard
  • ½ teaspoon Celery seed
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • ¼ teaspoon Pepper

BBQ Jackfruit

  • 2 cans Young jackfruit ensure it's in water not brine
  • 2 tablespoon Coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon Chilli powder
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoon Pepper
  • 2 tablespoon Avocado oil
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce ensure it's gluten-free and vegan
  • 4 Gluten-free buns

Instructions

  • Chop the cabbage (if not bagged), celery, and green onion. Place into a large container or bowl.
  • Combine the rest of the coleslaw ingredients together in a measuring cup. Pour the dressing into the container or bowl. Stir well so everything is evenly incorporated. Place the coleslaw in the fridge until ready to serve.
  • Drain and rinse the jackfruit. Pat to dry.
  • Combine all of the spices in a bowl. Toss with the jackfruit to coat.
  • In a medium size skillet, heat the avocado oil on medium and fry the jackfruit for 2-3 minutes.
  • Thin out the BBQ sauce with an almost equal portion of water. Add to the skillet and turn to low heat.
  • Cover and let simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. If you find the jackfruit is getting too dry, add some more water. If it is still quite liquid near the end of the half hour, remove the lid for the last few minutes.
  • Use 2 forks to pull the jackfruit like you would pulled pork. Add extra BBQ sauce if you desire.
  • Create BBQ jackfruit sandwiches by toasting your gluten-free buns and adding a scoop of BBQ jackfruit topped with the creamy coleslaw. Enjoy!