These vegan pulled pork sandwiches with pineapple are great party food. Pulled jackfruit is simple and easy to prepare, and has a great meaty texture. The pineapple gives the whole thing a special touch.
You don't need pork to make American Pulled Pork. Just resort to jackfruit and you will see the texture is incredibly authentic. And so much healthier.
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It is important with this recipe that you use jackfruit in brine.
Topped with an incredibly delicious guacamole, this recipe makes a real party dish.
You can usually find jackfruit in a well-stocked supermarket. If you take the jackfruit now, cut off the firm part and shred it up with a fork, you will see that it has a great fibrous, meaty texture that is similar to pulled pork.
That makes it the perfect meat substitute for a vegan BBQ sandwich.
Why Pineapple in BBQ Jackfruit Burger?
I love experimenting with recipes and that's how this recipe came about. At home we still had fresh pineapples that had to be used.
And since there are many hearty dishes with pineapples such as Hawaiian toast or Hawaiian pizza, I tried this vegan Pulled Pineapple BBQ Jackfruit Burger.
Now let's take a look at the ingredients in this great dish.
The exact quantities can be found below in the recipe card.
Jackfruit In Brine
Whole-grain Burger Buns
Unsweetened Pineapple Juice
Garlic Powder, Onion, Salt, Dry Mustard Powder
Let's take a look at what ingredients you can substitute.
If you can't find jackfruit, but still want to try a vegan pulled pork sandwich, I recommend picking king oyster mushrooms with a fork and then proceeding as described in the recipe.
Here you can either use pureed tomatoes or crushed tomatoes. It's entirely up to you. Both work great.
Instead of pineapple juice, you can also use water for these BBQ jackfruit sandwiches.
If you don't want to use maple syrup, you can either omit it or replace it with date paste.
You can replace the soy sauce with a gluten-free soy sauce (tamari) or with a soy-free seasoning sauce such as coconut aminos.
You can use sugar beet syrup instead of molasses. Just look at what you have at home. You don't have to buy extra molasses.
You can either buy rolls or make them yourself. You can also make burger buns from my hot dog buns.
Now let's take a look at how you can customize the vegan BBQ sandwiches.
Use gluten-free rolls and tamari or coconut aminos to make the recipe gluten-free.
Likewise, use coconut aminos instead of soy sauce to make your recipe soy-free.
The vegan BBQ jackfruit sandwich is already a nut-free recipe. No adjustments required.
Wash the jackfruit well and cut off the hard part. We only need the soft part. If necessary, remove the seeds and pick the jackfruit apart with a fork.
Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Mix all ingredients for the sauce in a bowl. Now add the jackfruit to the sauce. And place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake in the oven for about 15 minutes. Fold in the pineapple pieces and bake again in the oven for at least 5 minutes. Or until the desired consistency is achieved.
For the guacamole, put all the ingredients except for the scallion in a blender and mix finely. Finally fold in the green onions.
You can serve the burger like in the photo.
Prepare in advance
You can prepare the jackfruit in advance and then simply reheat it. I recommend replacing the guacamole just before serving, otherwise it can turn brown.
For this BBQ jackfruit burger you'll need:
You can serve the BBQ jackfruit as shown in the photos. Or make a salad plate out of it with coleslaw.
Vegan Side Dishes:
In addition to guacamole, you can also serve the following on your BBQ pineapple jackfruit sandwich:
How to refrigerate it?
The BBQ jackfruit will keep in the fridge for about 4 days. The guacamole won't last that long. Prepare the guacamole fresh.
How to freeze it?
You can also freeze the jackfruit well. Simply freeze it in portions and then take it out.
How to warm it up?
It is best to warm it up in the oven. It tastes like it has been freshly prepared.
If you want a BBQ sandwich without pineapple I recommend you to try my other recipe, which I serve with coleslaw (coleslaw).
When buying, make sure that you are not buying sweet jackfruit but young jackfruit in brine. Otherwise the taste of the dish will change.
Does jackfruit taste like pork?
I think jackfruit, especially young, has a relatively neutral taste and takes on the taste of spices and sauces, which helps with this dish as it is served in a homemade sugar-free BBQ sauce.
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