Get ready to meet your new favourite vegan sandwich. I’m not joking, this is my new go-to meal. These Vegan Pulled Pork Sandwiches are drool-worthy. They are filling, with a smokey flavour and a hint of sweetness. These bbq jackfruit sandwiches are accompanied by a yummy carrot + apple slaw. It’s crisp, sweet, and loaded with the good stuff. I don’t like to pick favourites, but this might be my new favourite recipe. But shhh, don’t tell.
These vegan jackfruit sandwiches remind me of a cross between a sloppy joe and a pulled pork sandwich. They are a little messy (hello bbq sauce) and they have the same texture as pulled pork. They are TO DIE FOR. These bbq sandwiches are Picky Husband Approved, he loved them just as much as I do! This jackfruit recipe is one for the books.
what’s in this vegan pulled pork recipe?
This recipe is full of simple ingredients. BBQ sauce, spices, vegetable broth, onions, garlic, coconut sugar and of course jackfruit. The only ingredient that might give you a trickier time to find is the jackfruit. Although most stores carry canned jackfruit nowadays, I know it’s hard to find jackfruit not in a marinade at some stores. I found this jackfruit at my local health food store, and it works like a charm for this recipe.
let’s talk about that Carrot Apple Slaw
These vegan pulled pork sandwiches are loaded with bbq sauce and seasonings that bring out an even smokier flavour. Pulling apart the jackfruit so that it resembles pulled pork is actually quite fun, and the aroma that takes over your kitchen is pretty mouth-watering. If you can’t tell that I’m a huge fan of this dinner, then I don’t know what else to say.
Just kidding. I could go on and on about these vegan pulled pork sandwiches forever. Although to be honest, the jackfruit is nothing without the Carrot Apple Slaw. While assembling the sandwiches, I placed the slaw on the bottom of a Spelt bun (you can totally use gluten free buns here) and then loaded the pulled jackfruit on top. The Carrot Apple Slaw adds some crispness, freshness and a little bit of sweetness to the smokey and savoury jackfruit. Together, they are the perfect team.
Here are a few reasons why I love this canned jackfruit recipe, so listen up!
- You know I love a quick and delicious dinner. This combo takes less than an hour to throw together. Anything less than an hour and I’m all in, every night. This canned jackfruit recipe has been taste-tested by my mom, dad and Adam. When my mom was visiting she said that these sandwiches were one of her favourite recipes of mine to date.
- The bbq sauce is such a great and easy marinade. For one, you can buy some pretty healthy ones at the Health Food Store. Also, it borders on the savoury/sweet line, which kind of just makes it the best of both worlds. This jackfruit is smothered in bbq sauce and vegetable broth creating the most delectable sauce.
- The Carrot Apple Slaw is amazing in these vegan jackfruit sandwiches, but it is also amazing on its own. It makes for a crunchy, sweet and nutrient-loaded salad, that would be super yummy to take for lunch the next day (if you can hold off on eating it all!)
I don’t know if I’ve convinced you yet that you need these vegan pulled pork sandwiches in your life, but you truly do. Dream about the soft, smokey, slightly sweet pulled jackfruit, topped with a tangy and crisp carrot apple slaw and then loaded into a toasted bun. How are you not running to the store to buy the ingredients? Get your coat on! Grab your keys! Get moving! But seriously, get going.