Jackfruit Sloppy Joe

Meaty jackfruit makes these vegan sloppy Joes rich and filling


  • 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 soy sauce or Tamari
  • 2- 284 gram packages of Plantropy Lightly Seasoned Pulled Jackfruit
  • 4 whole-wheat hamburger buns, split and lightly toasted.


  1. 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.
  2. To serve, place about 3/4 cup of the jackfruit mixture on bottom of each bun; cover with
    bun tops.