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BBQ banana peel pulled pork sandwich

How to Make a BBQ Banana Peel Pulled Pork Sandwich

Author Chef Summer Storm - garden grub
This vegan BBQ banana peel pulled pork is incredibly realistic to actual BBQ pulled pork. It's full of flavor, tender, and super saucy. I like to eat it in a bun with a simple coleslaw on top!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 13 mins
Rest Time 20 mins
Total Time 48 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 1 sandwich


BBQ Banana Peel Pulled Pork

  • 2 medium organic bananas (These MUST be yellow and firm, with the tips having a tiny bit of green on them! Please read my tiparooskis below the recipe for IMPORTANT information!)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 3/4 tsp chili powder
  • 3/4 tsp ground mustard
  • 3/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 3/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/8 tsp kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup favorite vegan BBQ sauce

Simple Coleslaw


  • Please read my tiparooskis below the recipe for IMPORTANT information before beginning this recipe!

BBQ Banana Peel Pulled Pork

  • Wash the bananas very well. Cut the ends of the bananas off, remove the bananas, and save them for another recipe.
  • Using a spoon, scrape out all of the inside white part of the banana peels and throw it away.
  • Finely shred the peels using a fork, then cut the strips into roughly two-inch long pieces.
  • Place the shredded banana peels in a fine-mesh strainer and rinse them under cold water.
  • Shake the strainer to release any excess water and add the shredded banana peels into a medium-sized mixing bowl along with the olive oil, smoked paprika, chili powder, ground mustard, garlic powder, onion powder, ground cumin, and salt. Massage everything together well, press a piece of plastic wrap directly on top, and let it marinate for 20 minutes. In the meantime, make the coleslaw.
  • Then, place a large saute pan over medium heat. Once hot, add in the marinated banana peels along with about two tablespoons of the water. Stir well and cook this for 12 minutes, continually adding a splash of the water each time the banana peels have soaked all of the water up. Stir frequently. Make sure you use the entire 3/4 cup of the water by the end of the 12-minute cooking mark.
  • Now, once it has been 12 minutes and the water is completely absorbed, add in the bbq sauce. Cook this for 1 1/2 more minutes, stirring constantly. Remove the pan from the heat to prevent the bbq sauce from burning.

Simple Coleslaw

  • Add all of the ingredients to a small mixing bowl and stir together until evenly combined. Allow this to marinate while you cook the banana peel pulled pork.

How to Assemble the Sandwich

  • To toast the burger bun, place a large saute pan over medium/medium-low heat. Once hot, add in the vegan butter.
  • Once the butter has melted, add in the burger bun halves, inside facing down.
  • Rub them around evenly to coat them in the butter and cook them until they're lightly golden brown, about 1-2 minutes.
  • To build the sandwich, place all of the bbq pulled pork on the bottom half of the bun. Top it with a heavy scoop of coleslaw, followed by the top half of the bun. *You may have a little bit of slaw leftover. I like to use any leftover slaw for vegan fish tacos! :)
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