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35 mins

Happy Vegan
Jackfruit only came in to my life in the last 12 months. I was dubious on the first try to say the least. I didn't like how it looked and was confused as to how it could feel so meaty. Now I'm a die-hard fan and love how it can appear in many guises – the perfect substitute for pulled pork, meat in burgers and even tuna depending on how you flavour it. You can buy it in a tin or vacuum pack in many supermarkets but if your local shop doesn’t sell it it’s worth seeking out a health food shop nearby so you can have fun experimenting with it. This is a simple introduction recipe to jackfruit if it’s your first try and works perfectly with the creamy slaw. Great for a slouchy, hearty meal or make in smaller portions for mini burgers if you're having the masses over.

Serves 4

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  • Step 1

    In a large bowl, combine together all of the slaw ingredients and season well. Set aside.

  • Step 2

    Drain and thoroughly rinse the jackfruit and pat it dry with kitchen paper. Put the oil into a non-stick pan and set over a high heat. Add the jackfruit and stir-fry for 4-5 minutes, until beginning to colour. Add the garlic and fry for another minute until aromatic. Add the BBQ sauce, reduce the heat and simmer gently, stirring frequently, for 25-30 minutes, until the sauce is thick and the jackfruit is tender. Once tender, use two forks to shred the jackfruit.

  • Step 3

    Preheat the grill to high. Toast the inside of the burger buns under the grill. Top the bases of the buns with the rocket and a little of the slaw. Add some pulled jackfruit and some more slaw on top. Finish with the tops of the buns and serve immediately.

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