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Vegan "Fooled pork" (Jackfruit) Recipe

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2 cans of green jackfruit in water or brine
1 medium onion, sliced (1/4")
4 cloves garlic
1 tbsp each of cumin and coriander powders.
1 tsp turmeric, chili powder, cayenne powder, and black pepper. (adjust to taste)
1 or more fresh chili peppers (to taste, cayenne or jalapeno)
Salt to taste
Sugar to taste
1 ½ cups vegetable broth or vegetable bouillon
Vegan BBQ sauce (Southern spicy style)
1 spoonful coarse mustard
1 tbsp neutral oil (canola)
1/2 tsp liquid smoke
Broth can partially be replaced by beer for a richer flavor.
A shot of whiskey can be added for a little zip as well.

1. Preheat oven to 350 ºF.
2. Drain and squeeze water/brine out of jackfruit. Remove seeds.
3. Heat a dutch oven or heavy bottomed pan at medium high heat.
4. Sautée onions for 3 minutes on high heat.
5. Add chili pepper and spices and sautée for 2 more minutes.
6. Add garlic, cook 30 seconds.
7. Add jackfruit, sautée 5 minutes.
8. Add broth and and mustard, simmer 15-20 minutes (until thickened).
9. Taste and add salt as needed.
10. Transfer to baking dish.
11. Add BBQ sauce over top and bake for 20-30 minutes or until it reaches the dryness you want.
12. Taste and add sugar over top if it is not sweet enough. Broil briefly to caramelize sugar.

Serve in a sandwich with creamy coleslaw or with traditional fixin's (macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, baked beans, etc.)

Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
1 hour




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