Vegan “pulled pork” sandwich

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Internet is full with recipe videos of this vegan sandwich at the moment, so I decided to give it a try. I found ready to cook/eat jackfruit in Carrefour in Mall of the Emirates. It cost around 11 dirhams per box (it doesn`t say what is the quantity). For 4 sandwiches like the ones on the picture I used two boxes or approximately 500 g.

I wouldn`t say you can`t make any difference between these sandwiches and the real meat ones, but they both taste really good. This vegan version is really exotic and extra sweet. I could happily eat that as a substitute to the meat ones.

Recipe credit to Buzzfeed

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons  oil
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups jackfruit, it comes chopped
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon vegan Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • ½ cup vegan barbecue sauce

FOR SERVING

6 vegan buns

Vegan coleslaw

Preparation:

 

  1.  Heat the oil over medium heat in a large pan or Dutch oven.
  2.  Add the onions and garlic, and cook until translucent.
  3.  Add the jackfruit, spices and Worcestershire. Stir to coat evenly.
  4.  Add the vegetable stock and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 45 minutes, until the liquid is mostly absorbed and the fruit has broken down.
  5.  Spread the jackfruit on a prepared baking sheet and bake at 180 degrees for 45 minutes, until the liquid has baked out and the jackfruit has a deeper brown color.
  6.  Pour the barbecue sauce over the jackfruit, mix, and return to the oven for 15 minutes.
  7.  Serve warm on vegan buns with vegan coleslaw.
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