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The Magical Meat Replacement…Jackfruit!

Oh Jackfruit 😉 my guilty pleasure! Never in a lifetime would I have even imagined using a fruit to replace meat but please believe me when I say it’s one of the best things I’ve ever eaten….EVER! This magical fruit will literally save your life if you’re looking for a cheat code into the plant-based lifestyle. It can be used as a meat replacement in all of your favorite meals such as tacos, pulled “pork” sandwiches, wraps, nachos, roast “beef”, etc the options are endless. Jackfruit is also is very easy to cook and doesn’t take up much time at all to prepare which is another plus!

Pulled BBQ Jackfruit Sandwich, Wrap, Tacos, etc.

Ingredients:

Canned jackfruit in brine (drain, rinse and remove seeds)

Salt

Pepper

Seasoned salt (add other seasonings according to meal)

Bbq sauce of choice, taco sauce, gravy, etc (according to meal)

olive oil

Instructions:

1.Open can(s), drain jackfruit, rinse in warm water, remove any seeds.

2. Cut pieces into halves.

3. Place in bowl and season with salt, pepper, seasoned salt etc.

4. Pour 1-2 table spoons of olive oil in bowl then mix the jackfruit around until it’s covered evenly in seasonings and oil.

5. Prepare as you normally prepare your meal. Be cautious that if using a skillet to cook the jackfruit (for example when making tacos) that it doesn’t need to cook long ( so simmer on a medium low heat and add more sauce (or whatever) periodically.

6. Once jackfruit is finished cooking take two forks and further shred it if it is not already shredded to your liking.

Jackfruit can be cooked in the oven, slow cooker, or in a skillet. After “saucing it up” add desired toppings, along with your favorite side and viola! You’re on your way to enjoying one of the best plant-based meals you’ve ever had in your life! If you have any left overs they can be frozen and of course can be turned into another meal of choice 🤤. I can go on and on about jackfruit because I just love how limitless this miraculous plant can be but I’ll stop here. Don’t just take my word for it, try it out for yourself. Jackfruit can be found in almost any grocery store on the canned fruit aisle. Remember to get the kind in brine and NOT syrup. Comment results below!

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