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Pulled Jackfruit Sandwiches with Peach Bourbon BBQ Sauce
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins
 
Author: Julia
Ingredients
Peach Bourbon BBQ Sauce:
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1-½ cups fresh ripe peaches peeled and chopped
  • 2 ounce cans tomato sauce 8-
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons spicy brown mustard
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup or honey
  • ¼ cup worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons liquid smoke
  • 1-½ teaspoons paprika
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper optional
  • ¼ cup bourbon
Pulled Jackfruit Sandwiches:
  • 2 ounce cans jackfruit drained, rinsed, and pulled, 14-
  • 2/3 cup peach bourbon barbecue sauce * recipe above
  • 3 cups cabbage thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 clove large garlic minced
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 4 multi-grain buns toasted
  • 1 large ripe peach pitted and sliced
  • 1 large avocado pitted and sliced
Instructions
Prepare the Peach Bourbon BBQ Sauce:
  1. Heat the olive oil over medium-high heat in a skillet. Add onion and saute until it begins turning brown, about 10 to 15 minutes. Add the garlic and saute until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients for the sauce and bring to a full boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook un-covered for 20 to 30 minutes, until sauce has thickened. Transfer sauce to a blender and blend until smooth. As the sauce sits, it will thicken more. Transfer to a large jar and refrigerate until ready to use.
Prepare Jackfruit Sandwiches:
  1. Drain and rinse the cans of jackfruit. Use a fork to “pull” it like pulled pork, removing and discarding any dark or hard pieces and the small "bulbs" that look like garlic.
  2. Heat a small skillet to medium and add enough olive oil to generously coat the surface. Transfer the jackfruit to the hot skillet and cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until jackfruit is somewhat crispy. Add the barbecue sauce and bring the mixture to a gentle boil. Reduce the heat and simmer and cook 10 minutes, adding more sauce if necessary. Taste the mixture for flavor and add more sauce and/or sea salt to taste.
  3. Add the cabbage, lime juice, olive oil, garlic, and sea salt to a mixing bowl. Stir well to combine so that all of the cabbage is coated in olive oil and lime juice. Set aside until ready to use (Note: this part of the recipe can be prepared up to 2 days ahead of time).
  4. Toast the buns and add desired amount of BBQ jackfruit, cabbage slaw, avocado, and sliced peaches. Serve alongside your favorite side dish(es).
Recipe Notes

*You can use any barbecue sauce you'd like