Vegan Pulled BBQ Sandwich (with jackfruit and not pork)
5 cans of jackfruit drained and rinse
1-1/2 tbs of garlic powder
1 tsp of smoked paprika
2 tbs of onion powder
1 tbs of mustard powder
1-1/2 tsp of chipotle powder
2 tbs of brown sugar
1/2 tsp of black pepper
1 tbs of salt
1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp of liquid smoke
2 cups of veggie stock or broth
1/4 cup of your favorite bbq sauce
In a large bowl combine all the ingredients except the veggie broth and toss to make sure everything is well coated.
Now pour the vegetable broth into your Instant Pot and add in the jackfruit. Place the lid on and make sure the pressure valve is locked and press the meat/stew button (The setting last for 35 minutes).
Once the Instant Pot begins to release steam preheat the oven to 450*.
Now use a slotted spoon to scoop out the jackfruit without the liquid and place it onto a large preferably non stick sheet pan and place into the oven on the middle rack.
*Optional Step I stirred about 1/2 cup of bbq sauce into the leftover liquid from the Instant Pot. I find traditional bbq sauce a bit to thick. This gives the sauce more flavor and makes the sauce thinner and easy to pour onto the jackfruit at the end.
Place the sheet pan onto the middle oven rack and cook for about 60 minutes. Making sure to stir the jackfruit after about 30 minutes. You will notice that most of the liquid has cooked away and it will start to get crispy.
Now drizzle the jackfruit with about 2 tbs of extra virgin olive oil and toss again.
Turn the oven on broil and cook for an additional 7-10 minutes or until you see crispy/burnt pieces.
Remove the pan from the oven an use a fork to shred the jackfruit.