My love of sandwiches and barbecue have both been well-documented on this blog and in my books. But of course, that doesn’t stop me from sharing another recipe for them with you. On the contrary: It spurs me on. You can count on me sharing more sandwiches and barbecue sauce recipes as long as this blog exists. Here is my latest creation.
Crushed pineapple gives this sauce a slightly tangy sweetness, that is perfectly balanced by the whiskey. This makes enough sauce for 1 pound of seitan, tofu, tempeh, or 6 large portobello mushrooms. For the photo, I used marinated seitan, which was smoked for yet another layer of flavor. The sauce freezes well, so double the batch for an even easier meal next time.
Pineapple Jack BBQ Sauce
Yield: 2 cups
1 tablespoon canola oil
1/3 cup chopped red onion
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 cup drained crushed pineapple
1/4 cup Jack Daniels Whiskey
1 1/2 cups ketchup
3 tablespoons tomato paste
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon liquid smoke
3/4 teaspoon vegan Worcestershire sauce
Heat the oil, onion, garlic, salt, and pepper in a medium-size saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir for 3 minutes, until fragrant. Stir in the remaining ingredients and decrease the heat to low. Simmer the sauce for 30 minutes. Transfer the mixture to a blender, and process until smooth. If you prefer, use an immersion blender to create a smooth sauce.
Pan-fry or grill the seitan, tofu, tempeh, or mushrooms. Brush with the sauce during the last few minutes of cooking to allow it the sauce to slightly caramelize.
In celebration of our new book, Vegan Sandwiches Save the Day! being included in the Post Punk Kitchen Cookbook Challenge, I’ll be giving a copy away. All you have to do is tell me something about barbecue sauce in a comment to this post. The winner will be drawn at random on Monday, Sept. 16th. For this copy, American shipping only, please.
9/21 Update: Contest is closed. The winner has not contacted me so I’m heading to Facebook to give it away. Sorry, Rebecca!
Good luck! And don’t forget:
- The book release party on Sunday, September 16th! Prizes, music, samples, fun!
- The book signing at Malaprops in Asheville on September 25th! Wingbean is catering!
- If you’ve cooked enough from Sandwiches and feel like leaving an Amazon review, please do! Thanks in advance, and to those who already have!