Hello Pulled Sweet Potato!
Before going to a vegan diet I use to love pulled pork, or maybe it was just the sweet BBQ sauce that did it for me! I thought my BBQ loving days were over until I came up with this little beauty!
This can be served a little fancy like mine or old school pulled BBQ sandwich style. Perfect for Spring family BBQ’s!
There are four parts to this recipe:
- Homemade BBQ Sauce (you can use store bought if you’d rather)
- Mango Slaw
- Pulled Sweet Potato
- Authentic Italian Chickpea Flat Bread (or other options from below)
The sweet of the pulled sweet potato, tangy BBQ sauce and spicy/sweet mango slaw all topped on the chickpea flat bread – just go together like PB&J!! Pure heaven!
Options for serving the Pulled Sweet Potato and Mango Slaw – of course you can use a bun, you could serve over a bed of lettuce or even on crackers. I love BREAD, but it’s one of those things we try not to eat. I found this recipe for Authentic Italian Chickpea Flat Bread from In Pursuit of More. It is quick and simple to make while your Pulled Sweet Potato is cooking.
The BBQ sauce can be made up to a week before and stored in the refrigerator. I almost think sitting for a couple of days really enhances the flavor.
Now let’s get this Finger Lickin’ Vegan BBQ Sauce cooking!
Finger Lickin’ Vegan BBQ Sauce
- 1/4 cup Sweet Onion, minced
- 1 tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 (15 oz.) Can Tomato Sauce
- ½ cup Apple Cider Vinegar
- ¼ cup Agave
- ¼ cup Maple Syrup
- ¼ cup Tomato Paste
- ¼ cup Molasses
- 3 tbsp Soy Sauce
- 1 tsp Smoked Paprika
- 1 tsp Garlic Powder
- ½ tsp Black Pepper
- ½ tsp Onion Powder
- 1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper
- ½ tsp Salt
- In a medium sauce pan over medium-high heat add olive oil and minced onion. Stir and cook for 5 minutes.
- Whisk in the remaining ingredients until mixture reaches a boil.
- Reduce heat to a simmer and allow sauce to cook until it has reduced and thickened a bit (about 30 minutes).
- Set aside to cool for 10-15 minutes.
Next up, the Mango Slaw
I like to make this a couple hours or the day before serving.
- 2 Mangos, diced
- 3/4 cup Vegan Mayo
- 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
- 2 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
- 2 tbsp Agave
- 1 tsp Celery Salt (optional)
- 1 Jalapeno, diced
- 1 package of Slaw Mix
- Salt to taste
- Mix ingredients in a large mixing bowl, stir in cabbage mix and toss to coat. Add salt to taste.
The Pulled Sweet Potato is extremely easy to make!
In a large pan over med-high heat add your olive oil. Once pan is warmed add onion and cook for 5 minutes,. Add in sweet potato, mixing into the onions. Cook for 15 minutes flipping potatoes ever couple of minutes. Add in the BBQ sauce of your choice, well coating the potatoes (you can add as little or as much as you like). Cook for 5 more minutes. Serve over lettuce or on the bread of your choice for pulled sweet potato sandwiches.
Pulled Sweet Potato
In a large pan over med-high heat add your olive oil.
Once pan is warmed add onion and cook for 5 minutes,.
Add in sweet potato, mixing into the onions. Cook for 15 minutes flipping potatoes ever couple of minutes.
Add in the BBQ sauce of your choice, well coating the potatoes (you can add as little or as much as you like). Cook for 5 more minutes.
Serve over lettuce or on the bread of your choice for pulled sweet potato sandwiches.
Putting it all together
Place a slice of Authentic Italian Chickpea Flat Bread onto plates. Next add a heaping spoonful of pulled sweet potato and top with Mango Slaw. Optional – top with cilantro. That’s it! Now enjoy!!