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BBQ Jackfruit Mac & Cheese

BBQ Jackfruit Mac & Cheese
BBQ Jackfruit Mac & Cheese

This is our delicious BBQ Jackfruit Mac & Cheese! It’s delicious, gooey, filling and satisfying. 🤤

We LOVE this dish and we know you guys will too. You’ll impress all your non-vegan friends with this one!

Ingredients
Method

Ingredients

For the jackfruit

  • 450g young green jackfruit
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 250g good quality BBQ Sauce

For the mac & cheese

  • 70g dairy free butter
  • 50g plain flour
  • 500ml plant based milk
  • 200g dairy free cheese
  • 25g nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp English Mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 400g macaroni

Method

  1. 1.

    You will need..

    Oven preheated to 200’C | Lasagne dish | Grater | Pan

  2. 2.

    Wash the jackfruit under a cold tap, pat dry with a clean tea towel | Warm 2 tbsp olive oil in a frying pan over a medium heat, add the jackfruit, sprinkle over a little salt and pepper and fry for 3-4 minutes so the jackfruit begins to colour and crisp | Pour the BBQ sauce and 5 tbsp water into the pan and stir the jackfruit so the chunks are well covered | Put the lid on the pan and leave the jackfruit to simmer, stirring occasionally, for 20-25 minutes

  3. 3.

    Whilst the jackfruit is cooking, melt the dairy free butter in the pan, sieve in the flour and stir it into the dairy free butter to make a thick, sticky roux | Pour the dairy free milk into the pan gradually, stirring constantly, until the sauce is smooth and creamy

  4. 4.

    Grate the dairy free cheese and add the nutritional yeast, garlic powder & mustard into the pan, stirring constantly, until the dairy free cheese has melted and combined with the sauce | Add 6 tbsp of pasta water to the pan and stir it into the sauce | Taste the sauce, season with salt and pepper and turn the heat of the stove right down.

  5. 5.

    Drain the cooked macaroni with a colander and pour into the cheesy sauce and mix together

  6. 6.

    Pour the contents of the pan into a baking dish. Top with the pulled BBQ jackfruit and put in the oven at 200’C for 15 minutes or until bubbling. Remove the roasting dish from the oven | Serve the Loaded Jack Mac with a side salad, garnish with chives