Can you believe I am giving you a Meatless Monday recipe? These Jackfruit Pulled BBQ Sandwiches are so good.
If you haven’t tried jackfruit, it’s available at Trader Joe’s. Be careful because some are canned in a brine and some in a sweet brine – don’t get the sweet one.
What is jackfruit?
Jackfruit is actually a member of the fig family – it’s a giant fruit, when peeled gives you something that sort of resembles pineapple, but you can shred it, so it looks like pulled pork.
Do you have to cook jackfruit?
Apparently you can eat it right out of the can, but I find that cooking it for 15-20 minutes will give so much flavor to the jackfruit. In my recipe, I used Zen of Slow Cooking Smoky BBQ seasoning – holy balls is this delicious!
This seasoning has: light brown sugar, smoked paprika, mustard powder, smoked sea salt, black pepper, celery powder, garlic powder, onion powder and cayenne – wow! If I were to buy all these seasonings separately I’d have to spend about $24.
Zen of Slow Cooking has given me a discount code (Biz2) to save 10% off their already very reasonable seasoning packets. With my discount, you can get a set of six seasoning packets for around $3. I only used half a packet to make these four sandwiches!
These seasonings have also been on the WW Loves page. FYI, my discount code will save you more money than on the WW online store.
If you aren’t doing meatless Monday, check out my North Carolina Pork BBQ. So good!