Jackfruit Sloppy Joes


– 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


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.


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