Vegan PULLED " Pork"

What You Need

2 cups  water

1 cup green lentils ( Rinse well) 


2 Tbsp  olive oil

1/2 onion minced 

1 1/2 cups shredded carrots

2 Tbsp honey or maple syrup

1 1/2 tsp ground paprika

1 tsp garlic powde

A pinch each sea salt + black pepper,

3/4 cup vegan BBQ sauce

2 Tbsp water

What You Do

In a small pan add water and lentils and heat over medium-high heat. Bring to a low boil, then reduce heat to a simmer and cook uncovered for about 20 minutes,

Drain off any excess liquid and set aside.

While lentils are cooking heat up a big frying pan on medium heat.  Add oil and onion and season with a pinch each salt and pepper and cook until the onions are tender and slightly browned. Now  add cooked lentils, carrots, honey or maple , paprika, garlic powder, salt, pepper and BBQ sauce  Stir to combine. Continue cooking the mixture over medium-low heat until completely warmed through and thick, stirring occasionally - about 5-10 minutes. Scoop half of the mixture into a food processor and (using the "s" shaped blade) mix/pulse to mash some of the lentils and carrots together. This creates a more cohesive texture

Serve the mixture on toasted buns of choice with toppings of choice. I went with shredded red cabbage, carrots, and sliced green onions. Serve with extra BBQ sauce for more flavor.Best when fresh, though lentil mixture will keep in the refrigerator up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave, or on the stovetop, until warmed through, adding water if the mixture has dried out.

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