Trying to eat more plant based? These sliders are a great alternative to traditional pulled pork and made in a fraction of the time without sacrificing flavor or texture.
3 Cans of Young Green Jackfruit
3 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
1 Cup BBQ Sauce
2 Cloves Garlic Minced
1 Tsp Mustard
1 Tbsp Brown Sugar (regular granulated sugar works if you don't have on hand)
1 Tbsp Garlic Powder
1 Tsp Chili Powder
1 Tbsp Smoked Paprika
1 Tsp Onion Powder
1 1/2 Tsp Adobo Seasoning
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
1/2 Onion Sliced
Strain the 3 cans of jackfruit into a colander. Using your hands take apart the jackfruit so it looks stringy. If your pieces have the woody core make sure to remove. If your pieces have some seeds make sure to remove. The woody core and seeds are sometimes removed depending on the brand.
In a large frying pan add about 1 Tbsp oil, the apple cider vinegar and jackfruit on medium-high heat. Stir until oil and vinegar are covering all the jackfruit and the pan is hot.
Add the minced garlic, mustard, sugar and all the spices. Stir to evenly distribute.
Cook the jackfruit until lightly browned and slightly crispy. It should take about 15 minutes. If the mixture gets dry add more oil to help crisp the mixture.
Once cooked the jackfruit should resemble cooked pork and be fairly dry. Add the BBQ sauce and thin with water if necessary.
Serve with sliced fresh onion on a bun.
Jackfruit is a fruit from parts of Asia that is often used as a meat alternative or eaten fresh. It has a natural tangy sweetness that is delicious. You can often times find it in Asian markets or the Asian section of a grocery store. Make sure you buy the young green jackfruit and not the mature fruit.
A tasty additive to the sliders is some fresh coleslaw. If you don't like coleslaw like me the fresh onion adds a ton of flavor.
Ah optional flavor booster for the pork is adding 1 Tsp of Worcestershire sauce although if you want to make sure your sliders are vegan make sure to buy/make a vegan version.