Next I opened the can and drained off the brine and rinsed it we'll. the next thing I did was take the center more firm part off. Now some people used knives for this step but I just used my hands. I also shredded the fruit as I went and removed any seeds or pods as I went. It looked something like this.
Next I mixed together a rub. I used:
1tsp granulated garlic
1tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp ground mustard
I just stirred all the spices together and rubbed it into the "meat". Next I cut up some onion and cooked it in a little bit of olive oil until it was soft and starting to caramelize. Add in the seasoned "meat" and continue to cook an additional 5 minutes. Next you add in about 1/2 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce. Simmer for about 20 minutes. Spray a baking sheet with oil and spread in a thin layer. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Serve on your favorite roll. Enjoy and Happy Independence Day!