No meat here! Make these delicious Jackfruit BBQ Sliders with apple coleslaw. Jackfruit is a great meat alternative. It mimics pulled pork or chicken.
Just add a tasty BBQ sauce and you have a satisfying BBQ pulled pork sandwich without the pork. They are easy to make and taste delicious.
Canned jackfruit from Trader Joe's is perfect for this recipe. Even though these sliders are vegetarian, they can very easily be made a vegan BBQ jackfruit recipe. By the way BBQ Jackfruit sandwiches are delicious too, so don't worry of you can't find slider buns.
What is Jackfruit?
Jackfruit is a fascinating fruit that is known for its unusual appearance and sweet flavor. It is a large tropical fruit that can grow up to 100 pounds. The fruit has a spiky exterior and a creamy, yellow interior.
Jackfruit is commonly found in South and Southeast Asia and is known for its versatility in cooking.
It can be eaten ripe, in sweet dishes such as desserts, or unripe, in savory dishes such as curries and stews. Jackfruit is also a great source of nutrients, including vitamin C, potassium, and dietary fiber.
Due to its unique texture and flavor, jackfruit has become increasingly popular in recent years as a meat alternative for vegetarians and vegans.
Learn more about the health benefits of jackfruit in this article Why is Jackfruit Good for You published by Heathline.
Vegetarian Jackfruit BBQ Sliders Fresh Apple Slaw
I had some jackfruit that I wanted to use up and thought I would make these quick BBQ Jackfruit Sliders with Apple Coleslaw. Especially, since I found these cute brioche slider buns at Aldi's recently. I really love jackfruit and how much it resembles pulled meats.
I know some meat eaters would completely disagree with me, and that is just fine. If you are vegetarian or vegan or just want to cut out meat consumption, then this recipe is for you. If you are not familiar with jackfruit, learn more about this amazing fruit here.
Adding a Fall Vibe to BBQ
Being that it is Fall, I thought I would add a Fall vibe to these BBQ sliders. Grocery stores don't always have slider buns, even Aldi's is hit or miss with them. Alternatively, you can use regular sized buns. They just won't be sliders, but a BBQ jackfruit sandwich will taste just a s great.
The coleslaw gave me the opportunity for just that. Usually, coleslaw is a summer side dish, but to be honest, I love coleslaw all year round. It is a great side dish for lunch sandwiches or burgers.
And you can play around with the flavors a little bit. To add a Fall flavor to this coleslaw, I added apples and used maple syrup for the sweetener.
As for the jackfruit, jackfruit from a can is already cooked, we always stock up on Trader Joe's Canned Jackfruit. I like to sauté the jackfruit to add a bit of char for extra flavor. It also eliminates that "out of a can" flavor.
It is also important to mention that young or green jackfruit in water or brine is best to use. If in brine, make sure to rinse it thoroughly.
Avoid ripe jackfruit. You can use your favorite store-bought BBQ sauce for this recipe. If you are vegan, the only thing you need to replace is the mayonnaise with a vegan alternative.
Ingredients you will need for this Recipe
- Jack fruit rinsed and chopped
- BBQ sauce – any brand
- Light olive oil
- Shredded cabbage
- Apple or shredded apples
- Shredded carrots
- White vinegar
- Maple syrup
- Cayenne pepper
- Fresh ground black pepper
- Sea salt
- slider or burger buns
How to make BBQ Jackfruit and Apple Slaw
Rinse jackfruit and slice into small pieces.
Place two tablespoons olive oil into a sauté pan and heat. Add jackfruit and cook until slightly brown. About 10 minutes.
Add BBQ sauce and mix well-set aside.
Place all ingredients into a large mixing bowl and mix well.
Toast slider buns and assemble sliders.
You may also like my Jackfruit Tacos with Fresh Green Apple Salsa recipe.