BBQ Cauliflower Sandwich

Cauliflower is pretty much hit or miss.

Depending on what you make or how you make it the results are definitely going to vary. Cauliflower is pretty bland tbh. It’s basically great value broccoli.

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When I was a kid I used to imagine I was eating trees when I was eating it. You can’t do that with cauliflower. It ain’t the same. Cauliflower is mad crumbly and crunchy at the same time. That’s the worst combo in history. Straight up.

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This is what a good combo looks like

But now that I roasted cauliflower, I’m finna tell y’all that this was actually good. It was better than I thought it’d be. It actually takes on the texture of a chicken sandwich.

Don’t worry, I ain’t saying they taste the same at all. But I am sayin that the texture has a similar crunch depending on how crispy you like it.

I’d definitely suggest giving this a try if you’re lookin for a different type of sandwich to make.



  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into ‘steaks’
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce separated
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt*
  • 1 teaspoon pepper*
  • 2 teaspoons liquid smoke*
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1 tablespoon flax meal
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 water
  • oil for frying
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • Toppings: lettuce, tomato, onion, avocado
  • * means to taste — so however much or little you want


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Prepare cauliflower by destemming and cutting it into 1/2 inch steaks (from top to bottom).
  3. Combine 1/2 cup BBQ sauce, chili powder, liquid smoke and avocado oil in a bowl.
  4. Dip each steak in the sauce and allow excess to drip off. Place on the baking sheet and cook in the oven for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and flip the steaks. Baste with leftover sauce and cook in the oven for an additional 10 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool while you prepare the batter.
  5. Combine flax meal and 3 tbsp water in a small bowl and set aside for 5 minutes.
  6. Add 1/2 cup BBQ sauce, salt, pepper, liquid smoke, flour, water and flax “egg” to a bowl.
  7. Heat oil in pan then dip each steak in the batter and allow excess to drip off. Add steaks to the oil and fry until golden on both sides. Remove from the oil and place on paper towel-lined plate until ready to serve.
  8. Toast the buns and add toppings. I added extra BBQ sauce.
  9. Eat that shxt!

This recipe was adapted from here.

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