Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Work Night Wednesdays: Barbecue Pulled "Pork" Sandwiches

This is freakily realistic.  I can't believe I haven't jumped on the whole "jackfruit as meat" bandwagon sooner!

Barbecue Pulled "Pork" Sandwich
Although this takes an hour to make on the stovetop, it only requires one pot, and most of the time is cook time.  You can alternately cook this in your slow cooker on low for 6 to 8 hours.

1/4 cup mild flavored vegetable oil
1 medium yellow onion, finely diced
1 tablespoon minced garlic
pinch salt
pinch black pepper
2 cans (16 ounces each) Jackfruit in brine or water (not syrup!)
1 tablespoon liquid smoke
2 cups of your favorite barbecue sauce, store bought or homemade
4 to 6 sandwich rolls, toasted
Coleslaw, optional

Heat oil over medium high heat in a pot with a tight fitting lid.
Add onion and sauté for about 5 minutes.
Add garlic, salt and pepper, and sauté for an additional 2 to 3 minutes, or until fragrant.
Drain and rinse jackfruit.  Cut into bite sized chunks.
Add jackfruit and liquid smoke to the pot and toss to combine.
Add barbecue sauce, stir to combine, and bring to a boil.
Reduce to a simmer, cover and cook for one hour, returning every 10 to 15 minutes to stir and prevent sticking to the bottom of the pot.  If needed, add a bit of water to prevent scorching.
As you stir, smash any large chunks of jackfruit into stringy bits.
Remove from heat.
Place coleslaw, if using, on the bottom half of the sandwich and then pile on the pulled "pork."

Yield: 4 to 6 sandwiches, depending on the serving size.

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