VEGAN RIBS AND MAC AND CHEESE. YOU READ THAT RIGHT!
Super Easy BBQ vegan ribs & mac n’ Cheez! Let’s join vegan indie filmmaker, Tonia L. Carrier, AKA Your Vegan Friend Tonia, in the kitchen while she shows us how to make this super easy and very tasty meal. Tonia always has the best feel-good plant-based meals to share with us and they are always pretty simple to make, which is awesome! Who has time to be sweating for hours in the kitchen! let’s watch her in action…
MORE THAN JUST A SUPERIOR CHEF
Tonia is a hairstylist and indie filmmaker from Michigan who has been doing vegan activism since 2018. She is grateful to represent the Midwest on the JaneUnchained News Network. And we love having her! Tonia has a YouTube channel called Your Vegan Friend Tonia that you should definitely check out. It is fresh and fun and filled with lots of delicious recipes, and other great videos about veganism and the vegan lifestyle. From recipes to interviews, and visits to animal sanctuaries, you can find it all on Tonia’s YouTube channel.
YES, YOU CAN MAKE VEGAN RIBS.
Tonia uses Beyond Meat or Impossible Meat combined with jackfruit to get the “rib” texture desired for this dish. How genius is that? Jackfruit is the perfect choice with its shredded texture and ability to absorb flavor like a sponge. She then adds the best side dish for a plate of “ribs”…mac and cheez! Also 100% plant-based.
- 2 cans of young ripe jackfruit
- 12-16 oz Beyond Meat or Impossible Meat
- 1/4 C diced onion
- 1/8 C dark brown sugar
- 2 tsp. onion powder
- 2 tsp. garlic powder
- 2 tsp smoked paprika
- 2 tsp. liquid smoke
- 1 tsp black pepper
- ½ or more barbeque sauce I used Sweet Baby Rays
- Preheat oven to 375. Drain and rinse jackfruit. Shred jackfruit with fingers in a bowl. Add all spices and Beyond Meat or Impossible Meat. Mix well. Put on a sheet lined with foil and spray with cooking spray. Shape into a “slab” of ribs shape, (or shape of your bun if you are making sandwiches).Bake for 55-60 minutes. Remove from oven. Cut into strips and cover with BBQ sauce. Bake again for 10-15 minutes.
THANKS FOR JOINING US FOR SOME SLOPPY AND DELICIOUS VEGAN RIBS!
Many people think their life is over in the food department once they go vegan. But Tonia is here to prove that statement wrong. It is so easy to have all the foods you loved as a non-vegan…veganized! These ribs are just one example. So give them a try and let us know how you liked it! If you are looking for other plant-based recipes to try be sure to stop by the #LunchBreakLIVE page where we have a ton to choose from. Until next time…keep cookin’!
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Donna Dennison is an UnchainedTV writer, graphic designer, video editor, and IG contributor. Donna is also a creative in the film industry.