Vegan BBQ Lentil Jackfruit Sliders
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Serves: 12-16 sliders
Lentil Jackfruit "Meat"
  • 2 14-oz cans jackfruit (or 1½ 20-oz cans)
  • 1 cup dry green or brown lentils
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce
  • 1 cup packed shredded carrot (1 large carrot)
  • 1 cup packed shredded cabbage
  • 2 tablespoons vegan mayo
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoons mustard
For serving
Lentil Jackfruit "Meat"
  1. Drain and rinse the jackfruit and use a fork or your fingers to roughly pull the jackfruit apart.
  2. Add the jackfruit to a saucepan along with the lentils and water.
  3. Bring to a boil, and let simmer uncovered for 20-25 min, or until lentils are soft and the water has evaporated.
  4. Stir in the BBQ sauce, breaking up any remaining chunks, and let simmer for 3 more minutes, adding more water if the mixture starts to stick to the pan.
  1. While the lentils and jackfruit are simmering, mix all of the coleslaw ingredients together in a large mixing bowl until the mayo, mustard, and vinegar are evenly mixed throughout.
  2. Cut the dinner rolls in half horizontally, and pile high with the lentil/jackfruit "meat", coleslaw, and pineapple, and enjoy!
Recipe by Whitney E. RD at