“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.”


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • ¾ cup finely chopped yellow onion
  • ¼ cup finely grated carrot
  • 2 teaspoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • ¾ cup unsalted tomato sauce
  • ½ cup unsalted vegetable broth
  • ¼ cup unsalted ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon vegan Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons liquid aminos seasoning (see Tip)
  • 1 (20 ounce) can green jackfruit in brine, rinsed and finely chopped
  • 4 whole-wheat hamburger buns, split and lightly toasted


  • 1Heat 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.
  • 2To serve, place about ¾ cup of the jackfruit mixture on bottom of each bun; cover with bun tops.