Who needs pulled pork when you can have BBQ “Pulled” Sweet Potato Sandwiches? We love BBQ anything; vegan that is. In fact, I try to create several version of not only BBQ sauces, but also vegetables to transform into BBQ dishes. Today, I decided to try a “pulled” sweet potato recipe I played around with. I was a little apprehensive about how the texture would work out. The results were amazing.
Although I generally bake and roast sweet potatoes, I shredded them like I do regular potatoes for hash browns. Using my food processor shredding blade, I shredded the potatoes and left the skin on . Make sure you wash the potatoes and scrub off any excess dirt.
Just like hash browns, I placed them in a bowl and added dice onions, garlic, garlic powder, onion powder, some salt and pepper, as well as a diced jalapeño pepper.
Next, using my large non-stick skillet, without any oil, I cooked them just like hash browns. I browned them and made them extra crispy. Adding the homemade BBQ sauce immediately softens the potatoes, making them absorb the BBQ sauce.
My husband actually said, “that looks like pulled pork.”
“Not in this house,” I laughed.
I topped the sandwiches with pineapple coleslaw I had prepared earlier in the day, and dinner was served. Pineapple and BBQ just go together in my mind, but feel feel to top your sandwich with whatever you enjoy!Print
If you LOVE BBQ like I do, you will love this “pulled” sweet potato sandwich recipe. It is easy to make and will disappear from your dinner table in minutes.
Pulled Sweet Potatoes:
- 2 large Sweet Potatoes
- 1 diced White Onion
- 1 seeded and diced Jalapeno
- 2 cloves, minced Garlic
- 2 teaspoons Garlic Powder
- 2 teaspoons Onion Powder
- 3 teaspoons Fresh Ground Pepper
- 1 teaspoon Sea Salt
- 1 15 ounce can Organic Tomato Sauce
- 1 Chipotle Pepper in Adobo Sauce
- 2 Tablespoons Grape Jelly
- 2 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
Shred the Sweet Potatoes and Add Vegetables and Seasonings:
- Using a food processor, shredding blade, shred two large sweet potatoes with the skin on.
(You can also use a hand shredder).
- Place contents in a large bowl.
- Add diced onion, garlic , jalapeno, and all seasonings.
Toss with your hands to coat potatoes.
Cook Sweet Potatoes and Added Mixture:
- In a large non-stick skillet, on medium heat, cook potatoes until brown before flipping to cook other side.
- Allow to cook completely before flipping.
- Continue to cook for 20 minutes or until all potatoes and onions are brown.
- Add a small amount of vegetable broth if your potatoes stick, but not too much.
Make BBQ Sauce:
- Combine all ingredients in a high speed blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Heat in a sauce pan until hot.
- Add about a cup of BBQ to the cooked sweet potatoes.
- Store the remaining ingredients.
- It should last 1 week in the refrigerator.
- QUICK TIP: If you are in a hurry, use a store bought BQ sauce instead of making your own.