BBQ Meatless Ribs
BBQ Meatless Ribs
BBQ Meatless Ribs
BBQ Meatless Ribs

BBQ Meatless Ribs

Chef’s Inspiration

BBQ Meatless Ribs with Cauliflower Sweet Potato Mash & Seasonal Vegetables

Smokey, sweet and sticky, all the flavour without the mess. Made with seitan it is packed with protein without all the fat you would find in traditional BBQ pork ribs. Served with some familiar pairings of mash and veggies, a few bites would definitely whisk me away to a summer day backyard BBQ with friends.

Preparation

Follow timing on MANNA package, this time varies by +/- 3 minutes depending on the level of your simmer and how cold your fridge is. You want to ensure that the internal food temperature reaches about 165°F/74°C, piping hot. Transfer ribs to a cutting board and slice lengthways to mimic a rib bone. Scoop desired amount of mash onto plate and either plate vegetables next to it or around the mash followed by placing the rib slices on top. Spoon any extra sauce over and top with crispy shallots for some added crunch and savouriness.

Nutritional Highlights

This dish is rich in protein, fibre, vitamins (A, B complex, C), and iron.  Jackfruit has a low glycemic index and provides fibre, protein and antioxidants, all of which may promote better blood sugar control.

Protein: Wheat gluten provides an animal free, soy-free protein source.

Fibre: Vegetables, nuts, and grains in this dish provide fibre that feeds friendly bacteria in the digestive tract. helping to maintain larger populations. 

Vitamin A: This dish supports the immune and inflammatory functions throughout the digestive tract. Sweet potato, red peppers, and brussels sprouts are excellent sources of vitamin A.

Vitamin B Complex: B vitamins are building blocks for a healthy body and help turn other nutrients into energy, and maintain a healthy metabolism. Red peppers are rich in pyridoxine (B6 - may help with improving mood and brain health).

Vitamin C: Vitamin C helps prevent damage to cells and helps absorb iron in the intestine. Cauliflower, brussels sprouts, and red peppers are rich in Vitamin C.

Iron: Adding iron rich foods as wheat gluten and nutritional yeast will help support transportation of vital oxygen throughout the body