Vegan Meatless Ribs With Jackfruit

Vegan Meatless Ribs With Jackfruit
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The best vegan meatless ribs made with tender meaty jackfruit, wheat gluten and traditional smoky barbecue spices. These vegan meatless ribs are sure to impress even meat eaters, a must make on your griddle, in the oven or your outdoor grill!

Ingredients For Meatless Vegan Ribs With Jackfruit: 

  • 20 oz canned jackfruit packed in water and not syrup
  • 1¼ cup wheat gluten more as needed
  • 3 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp red chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp mustard powder
  • 4 cloves garlic grated
  • ¾ cup water or vegetable stock
  • 3 tbsp tamari or coco aminos
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce more for dipping
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Sea salt as per taste
  • Black Pepper as per taste

How To Make Vegan Ribs?

  • Preheat your oven to 375”F
  • Drain and rinse the jackfruit very well then boil it with the bay leaves and a pinch of sea salt for about 20 minutes until softened. Drain and mash with a potato masher or shred with a fork. Discard any tough parts.
  • In a medium bowl combine all the dry ingredients together then add the shredded jackfruit, tamari, water (or vegetable stock) and a pinch of sea salt. Mix well until a dough forms and use your hand to knead it for a good 5 minutes until the dough holds together nicely. Add a little extra sprinkling of wheat gluten if the dough seems too wet or a little more water if it feels to dry. 
  • Shape the dough down into a rectangle loaf about one inch thick then slice in half crosswise. 

Vegan Rib Grill and Oven Method:

  • Preheat a seasoned cast iron griddle over medium flame. Grill the ribs for about 3 minutes on each side until nice grill marks form. 
  • Meanwhile line a 5 x1 0 rectangle shaped baking dish with parchment paper. Spread a thin layer of barbecue sauce over the bottom and place the grilled ribs on top. Spread the top with a thin layer of barbecue sauce and cover the pan with aluminum foil (or a lid) and bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes.
  • Use a pair of kitchen tongs and carefully flip the ribs. Brush with more barbecue sauce on top and bake uncovered for another 20 minutes. 
  • Remove from the oven and allow to set for a few minutes. Using a sharp serrated knife to cut the ribs alongside the grill marks and serve on a bed of mashed potatoes with extra sauce and garnished with the fresh chives. 

Meatless Ribs Bone in Method:

  • Soak bamboo sticks, popsicle stick or cinnamon stick in warm water for 20 minutes.
  • After shaping the rib mixture into a rectangle push the soaked bones through the dough about one inch apart.
  • Spread some sauce in the bottom of the pan and place the rib rack on top. Spread more barbecue sauce over the top and cover with aluminum foil. Bake in the preheated oven for 50 minutes.

How to Reheat the Meatless Vegan Ribs:

  • To reheat the ribs preheat a cast iron griddle or fire up the grill. Cook the ribs on medium low flame for a few minutes on each side until warmed through. Remember to brush with more BBQ sauce while grilling.  This method will add extra smokiness to the ribs and nice charred grilled marks. 
Vegan Ribs

Vegan Ribs

The best vegan ribs made with tender meaty jackfruit, wheat gluten and traditional smoky barbecue spices. These meatless ribs are sure to impress even meat eaters, a must make on your griddle, in the oven or your outdoor grill!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 25 mins
Course Main Course, Vegan, Vegetarian
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 444 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 20 oz canned jackfruit packed in water and not syrup
  • cup wheat gluten more as needed
  • 3 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp red chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp mustard powder
  • 4 cloves garlic grated
  • ¾ cup water or vegetable stock
  • 3 tbsp tamari or coco aminos
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce more for dipping
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Sea salt as per taste
  • Black Pepper as per taste

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 375”F
  • Drain and rinse the jackfruit very well then boil it with the bay leaves and a pinch of sea salt for about 20 minutes until softened. Drain and mash with a potato masher or shred with a fork. Discard any tough parts.
  • In a medium bowl combine all the dry ingredients together then add the shredded jackfruit, tamari, water (or vegetable stock) and a pinch of sea salt. Mix well until a dough forms and use your hand to knead it for a good 5 minutes until the dough holds together nicely. Add a little extra sprinkling of wheat gluten if the dough seems too wet or a little more water if it feels to dry. 
  • Shape the dough down into a rectangle loaf about one inch thick then slice in half crosswise. 

Grill and Oven Method

  • Preheat a seasoned cast iron griddle over medium flame. Grill the ribs for about 3 minutes on each side until nice grill marks form. 
  • Meanwhile line a 5 x1 0 rectangle shaped baking dish with parchment paper. Spread a thin layer of barbecue sauce over the bottom and place the grilled ribs on top. Spread the top with a thin layer of barbecue sauce and cover the pan with aluminum foil (or a lid) and bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes.
  • Use a pair of kitchen tongs and carefully flip the ribs. Brush with more barbecue sauce on top and bake uncovered for another 20 minutes. 
  • Remove from the oven and allow to set for a few minutes. Using a sharp serrated knife to cut the ribs alongside the grill marks and serve on a bed of mashed potatoes with extra sauce and garnished with the fresh chives. 

Bone in Method

  • Soak bamboo sticks, popsicle stick or cinnamon stick in warm water for 20 minutes.
  • After shaping the rib mixture into a rectangle push the soaked bones through the dough about one inch apart.
  • Spread some sauce in the bottom of the pan and place the rib rack on top. Spread more barbecue sauce over the top and cover with aluminum foil. Bake in the preheated oven for 50 minutes.

Notes

How to Reheat the Ribs:

  • To reheat the ribs preheat a cast iron griddle or fire up the grill. Cook the ribs on medium low flame for a few minutes on each side until warmed through. Remember to brush with more BBQ sauce while grilling.  This method will add extra smokiness to the ribs and nice charred grilled marks. 
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