Submitted by Amy Siegel
If you’re vegetarian (or just want healthier options), and those pulled brisket bbq sandwiches are calling to you, try this substitution of exotic jackfruit (now readily available canned). The meaty texture of the jackfruit is a great substitution for beef, and your tastebuds will thank you! This recipe is made using an electric pressure cooker (Instapot), and is a great timesaver!
Heat an electric pressure cooker with the lid off on sauté setting and add the oil. Add the onion and a pinch of salt. Sauté until onions become translucent (about 5-6 minutes). Add the garlic and sauté an additional minute.
Add the jackfruit, hot sauce, salt and pepper, barbecue sauce and water. Stir until well combined.
Turn off pot and attach lid according to manufacturer directions. Set pressure pot to cook for 20 minutes on the “chicken/beef” setting. When done, release pressure valve.
Pre-heat oven to 400F degrees. Spread cooked jackfruit mixture on a large non-stick baking sheet. With two forks, flake apart jackfruit until it looks like pulled brisket. Bake for 15 minutes.
Serving suggestion: Spoon jackfruit onto crusty rolls or a baguette.
Optional: Top with slaw of your choice and serve warm.