Meaty jackfruit makes these vegan sloppy Joes rich and filling. Jackfruit, a starchy tropical fruit, is mildly nutty and sweet, a blank canvas for a warm and spicy sauce like the one for this quick meat-free sandwich. Source:, March 2019

Adam Hickman


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  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and carrot; cook, stirring occasionally, until starting to soften, 3 to 5 minutes. Add tomato paste, garlic powder, chili powder and pepper; cook, stirring constantly, until the spices are fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add tomato sauce, broth, ketchup, Worcestershire, brown sugar and liquid aminos. Stir in jackfruit and bring to a simmer; reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring often, until thickened, about 5 minutes.

  • To serve, place about 3/4 cup of the jackfruit mixture on bottom of each bun; cover with bun tops.


Tip: Look for liquid aminos seasoning, such as Bragg's, with other condiments, at natural-foods stores or online. Made from soybeans, it tastes similar to soy sauce but with an extra smoky kick. You can substitute soy sauce or tamari.

Read more: What is Jackfruit & Should You Eat It?

Nutrition Facts

267 calories; 5.8 g total fat; 0.7 g saturated fat; 705 mg sodium. 371 mg potassium; 50.1 g carbohydrates; 12.1 g fiber; 15 g sugar; 5.3 g protein; 1591 IU vitamin a iu; 6 mg vitamin c; 25 mcg folate; 118 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 50 mg magnesium;