Vegan BBQ Pulled Pork (Jackfruit) with Spiralized Caramelized Onions
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 red onion peeled, Blade A, noodles trimmed
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 2 20oz jack fruit in water, drained
- 1/2 cup vegetable broth or water
- 3/4 cup barbecue sauce I used Tessemae’s
- optional: 1 teaspoon liquid smoke
Place a large skillet over medium heat and add in the oil. Once oil is shimmering, add in the onion noodles and season with salt and pepper. Cook for 7 minutes or until onions are mostly wilted and add in the garlic and paprika and stir to coat the onion in the spice. Then, add in the jack fruit, broth and season again with salt and pepper.
Cover and let cook for 10 minutes or until jack fruit softens and can be pulled apart like pulled meat. At that point, mash with a potato masher or pull apart carefully with two forks.
Once the jack fruit is pulled into shreds, pour over the barbecue sauce and stir to combine. Add the liquid smoke here if you want a smokier, meat-like flavor (if you're a meat eater.) If you don't eat meat, leave it out - I like the taste by itself! Let cook for another 2-3 minutes or until heated through.
Serve the vegan pulled pork on a salad, in a sweet potato, on a bun, with rice, or however you’d like.