You will be making these bbq soy curl sliders all summer long! Soy curls are soaked, smoked, and covered in a mango jalapeño bbq sauce, then sandwiched between two buns with coleslaw and pickles. My kids love these, and so do all of my meat-eating friends.
Being the only vegan at a barbecue can sometimes be nerve-wracking, especially if you were invited to a friend’s house. There’s always the doubt that they won’t know what to feed you or that there will only be salad!!
I always talk to the host first and volunteer to bring a dish, this way I will have something to eat, and others can try vegan food as well. Usually, everyone ends up loving the vegan dish and asking for the recipe. Being vegan doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a good barbecue.
What are soy curls?
Soy curls are an all-natural alternative to meat that is made from minimally processed soy strips. They are made with whole soybeans and are non-GMO, which means that they are as close to whole food as you can get for a meat substitute. They are a great alternative to chicken, beef, and pork.
They are very easy to use, you simply soak to rehydrate them, squeeze water out, then you can marinate them or cook them in a sauce. These bbq soy curl sliders are especially delicious because the soy curls are shredded to resemble pulled pork and smoked over oak.
Sugar-free BBQ Sauce
Commercial bbq sauces are full of sugar and additives, which the kids love, but we all know are not so good for you. I’m always on the lookout for new vegan-friendly products and brands, and one of my go-to’s is the Primal Kitchen line of vegan products.
I used their Mango Jalapeño BBQ sauce which is sweetened with organic date paste and mango puree and is made with all-natural ingredients. It is absolutely delicious, just the right amount of sweet and spicy. If you would like to try it use the code DORAPRIMAL to get a 10%discount. It is also available nationwide in grocery stores.
Serving and Storing
Serve your bbq soy curls in sandwiches, over pizza, or even nachos. You can store this in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
More Summer Recipes
BBQ Soy Curl Sliders
- 12 Slider buns
- 2 cups Coleslaw
- ½ cup Sliced dill pickles
- Pour 2 cups of the vegetable broth in a medium saucepot and add the no-chicken bouillon. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Place the soy curls in a heat-proof bowl and pour the broth over the soy curls. Use a fork to press the soy curls down so they can absorb all of the liquid, and let soak for 10 min.
- In the meantime, set your smoker to 250°F. I (a.k.a my husband) likes to use oak but you can also use pecan, apple, mesquite or hickory.
- Place 1/3 third of the soaked soy curls in the blender and pulse several times to shred them to resemble pulled meat. This will not work in the food processor. Repeat this with the remaining soy curls.
- Place a sheet of parchment paper on top of an oven-safe wire rick. Place the shredded soy curls on top of the parchment paper and smoke for 25 minutes at 250°F. Remove from the smoker and set aside.
- Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in onion and sauté until they start to turn golden brown, 8 minutes. Stir in soy curls, lower heat and add bbq sauce. Pour the remaining broth in the pan. (I like to pour some in the barbecue bottle and shake it to get the last bit of sauce out). Simmer until all the liquid evaporates, 4 minutes.
- Serve on buns with coleslaw and pickles. Enjoy!!
Although dorastable.com attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures should be considered estimates.