Anaheim Peppers Stuffed with BBQ Jackfruit

Anaheim Peppers Stuffed with BBQ Jackfruit

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.

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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.

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Prepare the Onion

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

Onions

Cook the Vegetables/Fruit

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 and Onion

Add that Sauce 

Time to add the best part-the sauce! Stir in the BBQ sauce, I used a hickory flavoured one but really any BBQ sauce 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 one that shred.  

BBQ Jackfruit Pulled Pork

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.

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Looking for more ways to enjoy pulled pork? Check out this recipe here.

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Anaheim Peppers Stuffed with BBQ Jackfruit
Jackfruit is simmered in hickory BBQ sauce, then stuffed inside an Anaheim pepper. Try these vegan pulled pork stuffed peppers for a perfect balance of spice.
Pulled Pork Stuffed Anaheim Peppers
Course Appetizers
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 40 Minutes
Servings
People
Ingredients
Course Appetizers
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 40 Minutes
Servings
People
Ingredients
Pulled Pork Stuffed Anaheim Peppers
Instructions
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 1 tbsp of olive oil, followed by a pinch of salt and pepper.
  4. Roast in the oven for 20-30 minutes, or until the peppers begin to welt.
The Jackfruit BBQ Pulled Pork
  1. First, 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.
  2. Next, drain the jackfruit and add to the pan. Cover and let simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Then, stir in the BBQ sauce. Cover and let simmer for an additional 10 minutes.
  4. Use a fork or two to shred the jackfruit so that it resembles pulled pork.
  5. Finally, 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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