Jack Fruit BBQ Sliders

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— Guy Fieri

Let's talk about these yummy jackfruit sliders. Jackfruit can be a scary fruit since it's the biggest fruit in the world and can weigh up to 80lbs. Yeah that's huge! You can definitely find smaller sizes in your local supermarket and can even get them in the can HERE. Jackfruit is really good for you and an excellent source of vitamin B6. So eat as much as you want! 

Jack Fruit BBQ Sliders

In the vegan world, jackfruit is a great replacement for pulled pork because it has the same consistency when cooked. The trick is you have to cook the jackfruit when it's young (not ripe). If you wait until it ripes, it will have a very sweet taste which is not good for this recipe. To stay on the safe side, I used Organic Jackfruit in the can. 

The one issue you may have with jackfruit in the can is the taste of the brine. I'll show you how to get rid of that awful taste in the steps below. Once you've gotten the brine out and seasoned the fruit properly, you'll have a recipe that's easy, versatile and the whole family will love it! 

Ready? Let's get started!

Jackfruit sliders
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Jackfruit BBQ Sliders
The best replacement for pulled pork.
  • 1 Can Organic Young Jackfruit
  • 1 Tb Tamari
  • 1/2 Tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tsp Pepper
  • 1 Tb Smoked Paprika
  • 1/2 Tsp Dried Parsley
  • 3 cups Water
  • 1 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 cup BBQ Sauce
Open can of jackfruit and empty in a large bowl. Separate seeds and pods from fruit by using a fork and shredding the pieces. You will see the seeds separate as you lightly shred. Rinse the jackfruit in a strainer to get most of the brine out. In a separate bowl, mix water and apple cider vinegar then pour the mixture on the shredded jackfruit and let sit for at least an hour. Rinse off apple cider vinegar mixture. Rinse at least twice. Season jackfruit with dry seasoning and let marinate for at least an hour. Marinate over night if possible to get all the seasoning in the fruit. Pour olive oil in a frying pan and heat to medium heat. Pour jackfruit into frying pan and toss for 1 minute. Add tamari to jackfruit and mix lightly. Turn down heat and let simmer for 30 minutes. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Spread jackfruit on a baking tray and bake for 20 minutes in oven. Remove tray out of oven and add BBQ sauce of your choosing. Put back in oven for 5 minutes. Remove jackfruit from the oven. Jackfruit should be a medium to dark brown and have a light crisp.
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Now that we have the jackfruit ready, let's add a simple slaw for added texture. This recipe is quick and easy. 

Simple Slaw

jackfruit sliders
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Simple Slaw
Especially made for jackfruit sliders.
  • 1 cups Purple Cabbage
  • 1 cup Vegan Mayo
  • 1/2 Tb Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/2 Tb Pepper
  • 1 cup shredded Carrots
  • 2 cup Green Cabbage
  • 1/2 cup Green Apple sliced thinly
  • 1 Tb Dijon Mustard
  • 1/3 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Vegan Mayo
Mix cabbage and wet ingredients in a bowl. Add dry ingredients and mix well. Add directly to sliders or cover and let sit in refrigerator for 30 mins to let ingredients marinate a bit.
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Last step,

Stack your slider buns with the jackfruit, top with simple slaw and enjoy! 

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