Vegetarian Pulled Pork

If there is one thing I miss more than anything else in terms of eating meat, it’s pulled pork.  I was a late bloomer when it comes to the wonderfulness that is pulled pork.  I would guess that I was in my late twenties the first time I tasted it.  And, even then, it didn’t become a regular thing for me.
If there is one thing I miss more than anything else in terms of eating meat, it’s pulled pork.  I was a late bloomer when it comes to the wonderfulness that is pulled pork.  I would guess that I was in my late twenties the first time I tasted it.  And, even then, it didn’t become a regular thing for me.

Ingredients
  • 40 ounces canned jackfruit, packed in water, drained
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder, adjust for desired heat
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup bbq sauce, see notes

Instructions
  1. Begin by draining the jackfruit and rinsing well under cold water. Using your fingers, massage the jackfruit and break the pieces apart; set aside
  2. In a large sauté pan, heat the olive oil, add the onion and jackfruit; sauté until the onion is slightly caramelized
  3. Add the remaining ingredients with the exception of the bbq sauce.  Continue to sauté over medium heat for 10-15 minutes. Stir often because brown sugar will burn easily.