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BBQ Jackfruit Stuffed Anaheim Peppers

Jackfruit simmered in a hickory BBQ sauce, then stuffed inside Anaheim peppers. This sweet but spicy dinner idea is bursting with flavour. Definitely a vegan favourite!

Anaheim peppers are quite large, which makes them a very versatile ingredient. This is where I got the idea to use them as a vessel to hold loads of sweet and savory BBQ jackfruit (pulled "pork"). This pulled "pork" is then stuffed inside roasted Anaheim peppers, creating a perfect balance of spice.

BBQ jackfruit stuffed in Anaheim peppers

The Anaheim Peppers

Anaheim peppers have a hot-pepper like an appearance, but surprisingly they only have a mild-medium flavour. This makes them good for people who don't particularly love spicy foods.

To prepare the Anaheim peppers, preheat oven to 350° F. Then, cut the peppers in half, lengthwise. Scrape out the seeds and membrane, discard.

Then, place the halves of the peppers cut side up into a casserole dish or pan. Then, drizzle with about 1 tbsp of olive oil, followed by a pinch of salt and pepper.

Next, roast in the oven for 20-30 minutes, or until the peppers begin to wilt.

Anaheim pepper deseeded and sliced in half

The Onion

This is an easy step, just finely chop a small onion, then set it aside for now.

Finely diced onion

The Jackfruit

First, add the other 2 tbsp of olive oil to a large pan over low-medium heat. Then, add the garlic and onions. Cook them for about 5-8 minutes or until the onions turn translucent.

Once the onions are cooked, drain the jackfruit and add it to the pan. Cover the pan with a lid, then let simmer for 5 minutes. This will make it easier to shred the jackfruit later.

Jackfruit cooking in frying pan with onions

The Hickory BBQ Sauce

Time to add the best part-the sauce! Stir in the BBQ sauce, I used a hickory BBQ sauce, but really any type will work.

Once you have added the BBQ sauce, cover and let simmer for an additional 10 minutes.

Then, use a fork to shred the jackfruit, so that it resembles pulled pork. I found using two forks to shred works a lot easier- one fork to hold the jackfruit and the other one to shred.

Pan with bbq smothered jackfruit and onions

Home Stretch

Finally, stuff the pulled pork into the Anaheim peppers.

Then, place them into a casserole dish or pan and cook at 350° F for 10-15 minutes. This is just to make sure the stuffed peppers are hot, but everything should already be cooked.

Add cilantro for garnish. Also, for added spice, a drizzle of sriracha does wonders.

Roasted Anaheim peppers stuffed with bbq jackfruit

BBQ Jackfruit Stuffed Anaheim Peppers

Jackfruit simmered in a hickory BBQ sauce, then stuffed inside Anaheim peppers. This sweet but spicy dinner idea is bursting with flavour. Definitely a vegan favourite!
Course
Prep Time
10 Minutes
Cook Time
40 Minutes
Servings
4 People
INGREDIENTSINSTRUCTIONS
    The Anaheim Peppers
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Next, cut the Anaheim peppers in half, lengthwise. Discard the seeds and membrane.
  3. Place the halves of the peppers cut side up in a casserole dish. Then, drizzle with about 2 tbsp of olive oil, followed by a pinch of salt and pepper.
  4. Then, roast in the oven for 20-30 minutes, or until the peppers begin to welt.
  5. The BBQ Pulled Jackfruit
  6. Add the other 2 tbsp of olive oil to a large pan over low-medium heat. Then, add the garlic and onions. Cook for 5-8 minutes or until the onions turn translucent."
  7. Next, drain the jackfruit and add to the pan. Cover and let simmer for 5 minutes.
  8. Then, stir in the BBQ sauce. Cover and let simmer for an additional 10 minutes.
  9. Use a fork or two to shred the jackfruit so that it resembles pulled pork.
  10. Home Stretch
  11. Stuff the jackfruit pulled pork into the Anaheim peppers. Cook at 350° F for 10-15 minutes to heat everything back up.
 
 
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