Pulled pork sandwiches seem to be a go-to crowd pleaser, and today I present to you a super-quick way to get that sink-your-teeth-into-it BBQ flavor on a bun with no pork.
It’s hardly a recipe, but I’ll make a recipe card anyway. Basically, grate a raw sweet potato into a skillet, cook it, add your favorite BBQ sauce, and serve on a whole grain bun.
- 3 ingredients
- 15 minutes
I’m not claiming this tastes just like pork or anything. It’s simply an easy, very filling meal that tastes delicious. We’re not comparing, but if we were, this sure would blow the nutrition of pork out of the water. Pork has no antioxidants, no fiber, no vitamin A, no claims of being fat-free and cholesterol-free. Not to mention the ethical and environmental impacts of sweet potato verses animals.
But, we’re not comparing.
If you’re like me, you just need a vehicle for sauces. Sweet potato makes a great vehicle.
What BBQ Sauce to Use?
There are several BBQ sauces that are plant-based, and that contain no refined sugar or oil. Primal Kitchen BBQ Sauce and G Hughe’s are two that I know of. I bought the G Hughe’s brand at Walmart once and couldn’t believe there was no sugar in it.
If you’d like to make your own BBQ sauce, it’s pretty easy! You might just already have all the ingredients. Here is a recipe that looks delicious from Monkey and Me Kitchen Adventures and one I’ve tried from the famous Del Sroufe of Forks Over Knives. I would double the recipe to make your efforts more profitable!
A simple, delicious sandwich for lunch or dinner.
- 2 medium orange sweet potatoes/yams
- 1 cup BBQ sauce (see post for healthy options)
- 4 whole grain sandwich buns
- garlic powder
- onion powder
- smoked paprika
Peel the sweet potatoes. I use 1 potato for every 2 sandwiches I want to make. Sometimes I don't even peel them.
Grate the sweet potatoes.
Cook them in a skillet on med-high heat, adding small amounts of water every minute or so, until they look soft but not mushy. Season with salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and/or smoked paprika if desired for even extra flavor.
Remove from heat and pour the BBQ sauce over it, and coat well. Serve on a whole grain bun with additional BBQ sauce, if desired.