Jackfruit “Pulled Pork” Sandwiches with Apple Slaw

Vegan, Soy free, Gluten Free Possible
Serves 6
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Cost: $14.50*

2 20-ounce cans jackfruit in water (NOT in syrup)
BBQ seasoning
      2 Tbsp brown sugar
      1 tsp paprika
      1 tsp garlic powder
      1/2 tsp salt
      1/2 tsp pepper
      1/2 tsp chili powder)
3/4 cup BBQ sauce (make sure it’s vegan and not full of artificial ingredients like high fructose corn syrup!)

1 tbsp cider vinegar
1/4 cup vegan mayonnaise
2 tbsp maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 large carrot, peeled, julienne
Handful of Spinach leaves
2 Fuji apples, peeled, cored, julienne

4 burger buns

Begin by making slaw by adding all ingredients except carrot, spinach and apples to a small mixing bowl and whisk to combine. Stir until a thick sauce is made, then add veggies and fruit and toss to coat. Set in the refrigerator until serving.
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. Cook for 2-3 minutes until slightly browned.
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.
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 brown. 

Serve with apple slaw, avocado, and lettuce on whole wheat buns, toast, gluten free buns, or make it into a BBQ plate! 

*The cost of all my recipes will depend on the season and expense of produce at that time.  I don't expect the cost to be any higher than the price I list above.

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