No meat here! Make these delicious BBQ jackfruit 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.
Vegetarian BBQ Sliders Fresh Fall 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 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
- 1 can jack fruit rinsed and chopped
- ½ cup BBQ sauce – any brand
- 2 tbsp light olive oil
- 2 cups shredded cabbage
- 1 apple or ½ cup shredded apples
- ½ cup shredded carrots
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- 1 tbsp white vinegar
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
- ¼ tsp fresh ground black pepper
- ⅛ to ¼ teaspoon 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.