Banana Peel Vegan Pulled Pork Sandwich

Are you ready for your mind to be blown? Yes? Then check out this recipe for vegan pulled pork sandwiches using banana peels! Don’t believe it? Well, I didn’t either until I tried it and I can tell you that it’s actually really good! It turns out that Venezuelan and Brazilian vegans have been keeping a big secret from us. They’ve been using plantain and banana peels to veganize their recipes for years and they didn’t bother to tell us about it.  In Venezuela, they use plantain peels to make a veggie version of carne mechada. This is a kind of shredded beef that sort of resembles pulled pork. (Yes, they eat peels due to scarcity but it was in a vegan group that a Venezuelan person first told me that it’s a good alternative for vegan people). To veganize carne mechada, they first boil plantain peels then shred them with a fork. Some recipes marinate the peels in soy sauce and spices before frying them up with onion and tomato. In Brazil it gets even better. They have a sort of pulled beef sandwich called carne louca (“crazy meat”) which really resembles a pulled pork sandwich. The vegans and vegetarians … Continue reading Banana Peel Vegan Pulled Pork Sandwich