You might be thinking, Jack who? Well we'd like to cordially introduce you to one of our closest friends, jackfruit (don't tell Bertie). It's the perfect plant-based replacement because of it's meat-like texture and ability to take on any flavour you throw at it. We've used this magical fruit in our BBQ Jackfruit, Ribz, and Very Good Steak which are all super easy to cook and full of non-fruity flavour.
One of our all-time favourite things to do with jackfruit is turn it into a messy, saucy, tangy sandwich that will have you licking your fingers (and your bibs). It's so good, you'll likely fool a few meat-eaters into thinking they're chowing down on more than plants.
Prep time: 20 mins
Total time: 45 mins
2 soft, floury buns
1 package The Very Good Butchers' BBQ J ackfruit (don't even think about subbing this). You can grab it from the deli at our Butcher Shop or in our Very Big Box of (Vegan) Meat! If you really must, you can sub this for canned jackfruit (but it won't be as good)
6-8 onion rings depending on how big your mouth is
Your favourite BBQ sauce (we like Annie’s Organic) 1 medium sweet onion 1 small carrot ¼ small head of red cabbage ¼ small head green cabbage 2 tbsp vegan mayo 1 tsp grainy mustard ½ tsp maple syrup
Julienne (cut thin strips) the cabbage, carrot, and ¼ of the sweet onion. If you have a fancy food processor with a shredding attachment for slaw chuck it in there to SHAVE valuable time ;) Combine the veggies with the mayo, mustard and maple and set aside to let the flavours get acquainted. Heat the BBQ Jackfruit in a skillet or non-stick fry pan until warmed through and a little crispy
Cook the onion rings as per instructions on the packet. If you want to use homemade ones, feel free but in the words of James, "now that I have two kids, ain’t nobody got time for that!”
Pile the BBQ Jackfruit on the bun and top with the slaw and as many onion rings as you dare.
Smother in more BBQ sauce and maybe borrow your kids' bib because things are about to get messy.
Be sure to share your Very Good BBQ Pulled Jack Sandwich with us using #TheVeryGoodButchers and tagging @theverygoodbutchers so we can see! We'll share our favourites 🌱