BBQ JACKFRUIT SANDWICHES
BBQ Jackfruit Sandwiches
Recipe and photos courtesy of www.minimalistbaker.com !
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American, BBQ, Gluten Free, vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4-5 servings
2 20 oz cans young green jackfruit not in brine or syrup!
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp chili powder
1 cup bbq sauce
Rinse, drain, and thoroughly dry jackfruit. Chop off the center "core" portion of the fruit and discard. Place in a mixing bowl and set aside.
Mix together BBQ seasoning and add to jackfruit. Toss to coat.
Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add 1-2 Tbsp oil of choice and seasoned jackfruit. Toss to coat and cook for 2-3 minutes to achieve some color.
Add BBQ sauce and thin with enough water to make a sauce.
Stir and reduce heat to low- medium and cook for about 20 minutes (up to 35 minutes on low for a deeper flavor).
Remove lid and stir occasionally. TIP: For finer texture, use two forks to shred the jackfruit as it cooks down.
Once the jackfruit has been properly simmered, turn up heat to medium-high and cook for 2-3 more minutes to get a little extra color/texture then remove from heat.
Serve on whole grain buns with extra BBQ sauce! Leftover jackfruit keeps for up to a couple days in the fridge, though best when fresh.