Thursday, February 3, 2011

Super Bowl: Pulled Pork Sandwiches & Loaded Nachos

I do not follow football, but I do cook! These are a few things I whipped up just in case other people actually watch football and would like to eat vegan grub. Also, check out Mercy For Animals blog post on what one can conjure up for the big day: Score Big by Hosting a Vegan Super Bowl Party.

Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Bourbon BBQ Sauce
* Prep Time: 10 minutes
* Cook Time: 30 minutes (without cooking seitan - make ahead of time)
* Ingredients (for pulled pork):
  • seitan pieces, cooked according to these directions, pulled a part
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar*
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp ancho chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp celery salt
  • 1/4 tsp dry mustard
  • 1/4 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • hamburger buns, for sandwiches
* Ingredients (for bourbon BBQ sauce):
  • 1/2 small onion, chopped fine
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1 cup water
  • 5 tbsp bourbon*
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp vegan Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp tobasco
  • 1/2 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1/2 tsp prepared yellow mustard
  • 1 tsp butter, softened*
  • 5 tbsp brown sugar*
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne

* Recipe (for pulled pork): 
  1. Make the seitan according to the directions given in a previous post. Squeeze the juice that the seitan cooked in out of the seitan pieces.
  2. In a bowl, pull a part the seitan so it resembles "pulled pork". 
  3. In another bowl, mix the remaining ingredients (aside from the buns!). Throw it in the bowl with the seitan and mix well. 
  4. Place the seitan mixture in a pot on low-medium heat. Let the seitan brown a bit (not a lot) so that the spices set in on it sort of like a rub, if you will.
  5. Keep warm while you make the BBQ sauce.
* Recipe (for BBQ sauce):
  1. Chop up the onions and mince the garlic. In a small non-stick pan, cook the onions and garlic until the onions are translucent.
  2. Combine the remaining ingredients and put on a medium sized pot on the stove. Add the onions and garlic. Stir on low-medium heat until reduced, about thirty minutes.
* Recipe (for sandwich):
  1. Mix the BBQ sauce with the seitan.
  2. Put pulled pork on hamburger buns, serve. 
* Note: For the bourbon, make sure it is vegan on Barnivore. I used Earth Balance for the butter. For the sugar, make sure it is vegan!

Loaded Nachos

* Prep Time: 5 minutes
* Cook Time: 30 minutes (with cheeze sauce)
* Ingredients (for nachos):
  • 1 (14 oz.) can vegetarian refried beans, warmed
  • cheeze sauce, cooked according to these directions
  • 1/2 package (4 oz.) Upton's Naturals ground beef style seitan, crumbled*
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • several dollops vegan sour cream*
  • 1/2 jar salsa*
  • 1/2 small onion, diced
  • 2 stalks green onion, sliced thin
  • tortilla chips, to serve
* Ingredients (for guacamole):
  • 2 avocados, pits remove
  • 3-4 limes, squeezed
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 small red onion, diced
  • 1/2 one poblano pepper, chopped fine
  • 1/4 cup, fresh cilantro, chopped
  • salt, to taste
* Recipe (for seitan):
  1. Crumble your seitan and mix together the paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, and chili powder with it.
  2. Brown in a non-stick pan on medium heat.
* Recipe (for guacamole):
  1. In a bowl, mash the avocados and add the lime juice. Mix.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well.
* Recipe (for building nachos):
  1. Lay chips on plate.
  2. Layer order: seitan, beans, cheeze sauce, guacamole, salsa, sour cream, garnishments.
* Note: Upton's Naturals is a local Chicago seitan company. They sell their faux meats here in Chicagoland. You could use other seitan-style meat crumbles such as Boca Ground Crumbles,Gimme Lean Sausage by Lightlife, or Yves Meatless Ground Round Original. I used Tofutti vegan sour cream. For salsa, my favorite brand is Green Mountain Gringo with medium spice.

For good measure, you could also make my cheeze stick recipe, my chili cheeze fries, stuffed crust pizza, deep dish pizza, stuffed cheese and bacon burgers, or horseshoe sandwich dishes! Phew, so much vegan fast food!


Cory said...

I can't begin to tell you how awesome this looks!!! I am completely salivating!

BikerDad said...

I like this recipe! Thanks


Miss Lexy said...

Please try out the recipes! Thank you. xo

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh my goodness the loaded nachos look awesome! I am new to your blog. I really like it!

Heather (Where's the Beach) said...

Everything looks fantastic. I checked out your seitan recipe. Very interesting. I have one I've been trying to perfect, but it's great to see other recipes to try!

Corey said...

I just finished making this sandwich and quite honestly, it was the best sandwich I have ever had. Even before I gave up meat, I have never had a better pulled pork sandwich. Thanks so much for the recipe! I think I'm going to have to go make another one.

Miss Lexy said...

I'm so glad it turned out awesome and you love it!! xo

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